California-based pet food manufacturer Canidae Pet Food is supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by partnering with SaveARescue to deliver over 25,000 units of premium pet food to local shelters in the affected regions in Texas. The company is leveraging resources from its Ethos Pet Nutrition cooking facility in Brownwood, Texas to ship its pet food to families in need.
“As areas in Southeast Texas, along the Gulf Coast, and in Florida recover from the impact of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, our focus will remain on ensuring pets are getting the proper nutrition and care they need,” said Canidae co-founder and co-owner Scott Whipple in a press release. “Some of our trusted farmers and suppliers live and work in the affected areas, so our team is committed to demonstrate its solidarity with the victims, as well as our Texas family.”
Canidae will continue to monitor recovery efforts and evaluate the situations in Texas and Florida to supply additional pet food as needed.
Another California-based premium pet food manufacturer, Perfection Pet Foods, is helping out after Hurricane Harvey. The company is providing free cat and dog food to Houston-area animal shelters that are accepting displaced animals. Thanks to a partnership with local retailers and non-profit groups, the product was delivered on September 12.
American Humane is working with Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to deliver more than 100,000 pounds of free emergency food to displaced pet owners and animals separated from their families.
With support from Nutrish, the Rachel Ray Foundation donated US$1 million to help support various animal welfare organizations who are actively working in Texas and Louisiana to care for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Rachel Ray wrote on Facebook.
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