When disaster strikes, pets are affected as much as their human families. So it’s always top of mind for us that pets get the care and support they need during recovery efforts.
In the wake of the Tennessee wildfire, local volunteers as well as those from around the country, have come together to help both people and pets recover. We are so awed by the commitment and generosity of these amazing heroes.
Here at Mars Petcare, we’re thankful we’ve been able to assist with monetary donations, products to feed displaced pets, and skilled veterinary volunteers. Here’s a look at what we’re doing:
- We donated 4,000 lbs of PEDIGREE® dry dog food through our pet food partner Rescue Bank, a signature program of GreaterGood.org. The food went to The Barker Lounge, a boarding facility in Sevierville that is assisting in the care of displaced pets. Cat food is being sent as well!
- Banfield Foundation gave a $10k disaster relief grant to the Sevier County Humane Society.
- BANFIELD® Pet Hospital donated veterinary supplies to aid in caring for pets from Sevier County Humane Society. American Humane, their national partner, is assisting pets at the emergency Red Cross shelter.
- More than 20 BANFIELD Associates have volunteered approximately 350 hours to help Sevier County Humane Society with animal care.
- Associates from BluePearl Veterinary Partners have traveled from as far away as Detroit and Philadelphia to join in the effort and help care for injured or displaced pets.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfire. Thank you so much, again, to those who are helping people and pets recover.
Learn more about what we do and what we care about at facebook.com/ABetterWorldforPets.