Starting December 1, Merrick Pet Care will provide petfood for the dogs and cats at the PAWS Chicago and PAWS Chicago North Shore shelters. In addition to providing food for the pets at the shelters, Merrick will also provide each adopter with a supply of dry petfood to help the pet's transition to its new home.
"PAWS Chicago is committed to ensuring the health and happiness of every pet in our adoption program," said Paula Fasseas, PAWS Chicago founder. "We are proud to provide the pets in our care with Merrick petfood during their stay and provide a foundation of health and nutrition that we hope will continue for the rest of their lives."
"PAWS Chicago has a proven record of helping pets in need and we are pleased to partner with them to feed homeless pets awaiting their forever homes," said Greg Shearson, CEO of Merrick Pet Care. "Together, we can better help pets not only survive, but thrive through feeding them more wholesome, natural and nutritious foods."
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