27 March 2016

Nestle Purina Donated More Than $30 Million to Pet-Related Causes in 2015

Nestle Purina announced this week that in 2015 the company donated $31.5 million worth of pet food, pet supplies and monetary contributions to pet-related charities and other community organizations across the country.

The donations reached more than 120 pet welfare groups and the Urban Resource Institute, which operates four domestic violence shelters in the New York City area.

"At Purina we take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously and have always believed in supporting pet-related organizations in our hometown of St. Louis and in communities across the United States," said Kasey Bergh, director of Community Affairs, Nestlé Purina PetCare. "We believe that when pets and people are together, life is truly better, and we're very passionate about supporting charitable organizations that share our vision."

Purina donated money and pet supplies to the Urban Resource Institute to help URI build the first dog park – the Purina Pet Haven – in a Manhattan-based domestic violence shelter.

The new dog park opened in October at Urban Women's Retreat, a Tier I emergency shelter that is part of the URIPALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program. URIPALS is the only program in New York City, and one of few nationally, that allows survivors of domestic violence to live in the shelter with their pets.

Pet-welfare organizations used Purina donations for a variety of needs, including construction and repairs to pet shelters at organizations that are working to find forever homes for dogs and cats.

No comments:

Post a Comment