SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In honor of October’s “Adopt a Shelter Dog,” major charities and Mars Petcare have joined together to donate $250,000 to support pets at shelters across the country. With pet intakes increasing since 2021Many shelters and rescue organizations need support caring for their adoptable pets while they wait for their forever homes. For every purchase of PEDIGREE Brand products from October 3rd through 16th on Chewy.com across the United States, the brand has committed to donating 10 percent of proceeds, up to $250,000, to support shelters within the network of major animal welfare organizations. .
“In the post-pandemic era, animal shelters are facing economic hardship and a shortage of staff and veterinarians, causing limitations in their ability to care for pets,” said Liz Baker, executive director of the Greater Good charity. “This generous donation helps support our efforts during this difficult time to help provide lifesaving care, medical treatment, nutritious food and supplies, and transportation to shelter dogs across the country.”
The PEDIGREE brand is committed to dog adoption, and donations from this program will assist major community charities in their efforts to provide care, medical treatment, nutritious foods, supplies, and transportation to the shelter dogs in their network of animal welfare organizations throughout the United States
“With the help of pet parents and our partners at Great Good Charities, we are thrilled to be able to provide much-needed support to pet shelters and rescues across the country,” said Josh Evertsen, senior vice president of customer development at Mars Petcare. “This campaign furthers our ambition to end pet homelessness and directly supports our goal: a better world for pets.”
Greater Good Charities is a global nonprofit working to help people, pets, and the planet and has provided more than $475 million in cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support worldwide. In addition, the largest charities have provided more than 31.6 million meals for Ukrainian pets to refugees displaced in Ukraine and fleeing to neighboring countries, and to struggling animal shelters in Ukraine. Since 2011, Greater Good Charities has provided more than 539 million meals to help pets in need.
Everything Mars Petcare does is in the service of a world where pets are healthy, happy and welcome. As part of the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, Mars Petcare continues to provide grants, resources, and support to animal welfare organizations across the country, as well as municipalities and pet parents, helping to ensure that people and pets can live happy lives together. In addition, the PEDIGREE Foundation, which was developed in 2008, has provided nearly $10 million in grants to support the amazing work of shelters and rescues across the country to help end pet homelessness.
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About major charities
Greater Good Charities is a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying goodness. Larger charities, with a rating of 100/100 on Charity Navigatorhas generated more than $475 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support, to charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007. To learn more about how major charities amplify good around the world, please visit Greatergood. org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.
About Mars Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated A family-owned company with more than a century of history, making diverse products and providing services for the people and pets people love, Mars Petcare’s 85,000 partners in over 50 countries are dedicated to one purpose: Better World Pets™. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of nearly 50 brands serve the health and nutritional needs of the world’s pets – including the PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA® and CESAR® brands. and IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ as well as the WALTHAM Institute of Pet Care Science that have conducted advanced research in pet nutrition and health for more than 50 years. Mars PetCare is also a leading provider of veterinary healthcare services with an international network of more than 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We’re also active in innovation and technology for pets, with the WISDOM PANEL™ for genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the Whistle™ GPS dog tracker, the LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and the COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in pets care industry. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are resilient to fight for what we believe in – and choose to fight for our goal: a better world for pets.
About PEDIGREE® Brand
The PEDIGREE® brand is built on an unwavering love for all dogs and a commitment to dog adoption. The PEDIGREE brand, part of Mars, Incorporated, is the number one dog food and treat brand in the world, feeding more dogs than any other brand. PEDIGREE offers a variety of products and styles for dogs at every stage of life. Thanks to purchases of PEDIGREE products by dog lovers across the United States, the PEDIGREE brand has donated over $12 million to the PEDIGREE Foundation in support of their mission to help all dogs find a loving forever home. For more information about the PEDIGREE brand, visit www.Pedigree.com and to learn more about the PEDIGREE Foundation, visit www.PedigreeFoundation.org
 Shelter animal population report, January-June, 2022