JD Super, JD's online supermarket, has donated five tons of pet food and 6,000 boxes of pet medicine to Wuhan Animal Protection Association to help homeless animals on February 23rd.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus, there have been rumors that pets can spread the virus to human beings, and as a result, many pets have been abandoned in Wuhan. Animal shelters in Wuhan have been actively saving these abandoned pets but are facing a shortage of supplies.
JD Super was made aware of the problems in Wuhan through the Aita Foundation for Animal Protection, a charity organization located in Beijing, and quickly collected the needed products from local warehouses. Over 10 pet product brands such BLACKHAWK, Myfoodie and Wanpy participated in the donation. The products were delivered by JD Logistics.
The association will distribute the products, which would cover around 3,000 animals, to charity organizations and individuals.
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