Charitable donations from Purina topped $31 million in 2018

March 22, 2019

Through donations and partnerships with organizations that help people and pets in need, the company continues to support its long-held belief that life is #betterwithpets.

In 2018, Purina sent more than $60,000 and 60,000 pounds of pet food and litter to aid victims of natural disasters. (Photos courtesy of Purina)Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. provided 12 million pounds of pet food and cat litter as well as monetary donations totaling over $31 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States last year.

“As a pet care leader, we know it's our responsibility to improve the lives of pets and the people who love them,” Bill Etling, director of Purina public relations and community affairs, says in a company press release. “We're fortunate to work with some of the country's leading nonprofit organizations that are making a measurable, positive impact in support of individuals, communities and our planet.”

Among the many charitable efforts aided by Purina in 2018, here are some of our favorites:

The Purina Dog Chow Service Dog Salute campaign contributed $500,000 to Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation to help pair military veterans with therapy dogs.

Through GreaterGood.org and Rescue Bank, Purina sent more than $60,000 and 60,000 pounds of pet food and litter to aid victims of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Michael and Florence as well as the California wildfires.

The company subsidized more than $100,000 in adoption fees for the PetFinder Foundation.

Purina's Shelter Champions program provided more than 12 million pounds of pet food and cat litter to 47 pet shelters across the country.

Through the Red Rover + Purina Purple Leash Project, established in 2018, the company has committed more than $500,00 to help domestic violence shelters across the country become pet friendly.

In 2018, the Purina Dog Chow Service Dog Salute campaign contributed $500,000 to Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation to help pair military veterans with therapy dogs.“At Purina, we're guided by a core belief that people and pets are better together,” company CEO Joseph Sivewright says in the release. “That's why we've stepped up our commitment to organizations and programs that help keep people and pets together, as well as those that bring people and pets together through pet adoption and programing that promotes the benefits of pet ownership.”

Click here to learn more about these and other Purina charitable efforts and how you can get involved.