Our hearts go out to the families and pets affected by recent hurricanes affecting the Gulf Coast, the Southeast region of the U.S. and vulnerable islands in the Caribbean. Our thoughts are with the people in these areas.
In times of need, Purina works with our disaster relief partner Rescue Bank, a program of Greater Good, to deliver Purina pet food, cat litter and FortiFlora, a probiotic supplement that helps reduce symptoms of stress, to pet shelters in the affected areas. Our efforts to date to support disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria are below. We continue to monitor all of these situations and are prepared to send additional support as needed.
More than 40,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food has been donated to support disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Purina has shipped six truckloads of Purina products, totaling 170,000 pounds of pet food and 74,000 pounds of cat litter, to pet shelters in the affected regions. Purina has also committed to donating $25,000 to Greater Good to support people and pets who have been impacted by this disaster. These funds will help to provide support for immediate rescue efforts, much-needed supplies, and rebuilding initiatives for individuals and communities affected by the hurricane.
We are donating an additional $25,000 to GreaterGood.org for disaster relief supplies and services to pets and people in anticipation of the Hurricane and after the storms hit. In addition, our shelter partner Humane Society of Greater Miami will receive nearly 1,900 pounds of dog and cat food and 6,000 pounds of cat litter, and we are ready to send additional product to pet shelters in the affected region as needs are determined.
TOGETHER WE CAN HELP PETS & PEOPLE AFFECTED BY RECENT HURRICANES
Purina also supports Petfinder Foundation. They’re rushing to aid animal shelters taking in pets displaced by recent Hurricanes. If you’d like to help too, consider a donation to the Petfinder Foundation - 100 percent of your donation is tax-deductible. http://bit.ly/2iGK9Jn