Across Purina, we are supporting organizations in the communities that we operate to help our friends and neighbors, and, of course, pets. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to provide pet food, treats and litter to our pet shelter and rescue partners across the country as their needs evolve with this crisis.
But we must and will do more.
We have selected three national nonprofit organizations to support during this crisis, each with initiatives to bring and keep pets and people together at a time when we need each other most.
Petfinder Foundation has organized a COVID-19 fund to provide shelters and rescue organizations with financial support to bridge financial gaps and help to keep their operations running to find loving homes for adoptable pets.
GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program is providing pet food and essential supplies to pet shelters and individual pet owners in need, helping to keep pets with their families.
RedRover, our Purple Leash Project partner, is doubling down its efforts to offer emergency grants for domestic violence survivors with pets who are leaving their abusers during this volatile time, and introducing new emergency boarding grants to pet owners who are diagnosed with COVID-19 to ensure their pets are cared for while they recover.
As this global crisis develops, the helpers are emerging, and Purina is committed to standing tall. We are providing these partners and others with more than they have asked of us, and we ask those who have the means to help, to consider giving as well.
I am heartened by the stories of love and hope casting rays of light in an uncertain time in our history. Neighbors are helping neighbors, and pets are wearing many hats as our best friends have now become our home office mates, household entertainers and, of course, our furry therapists.
At Purina, family comes first. Please stay safe and diligent and know that we are in this together.