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Purina’s Response to the Recent Natural Disasters

As damaging wildfires burn across California and Oregon, and Tropical Storm Beta becomes the ninth tropical storm or hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. this year, Purina is committed to providing ongoing support to the communities being impacted. Over the past several weeks we’ve worked with our partners at GreaterGood.org (GGO) to monitor rescue and relief efforts, and provide grants and facilitate donations to support people and pets in need.

Below is a summary of Purina’s response to the recent natural disasters.

  • Purina provided GreaterGood.org with a $25,000 grant, which funded relief efforts for several organizations responding to the fires on the West Coast and the hurricanes and tropical storms making landfall in the Southeast.
  • We provided an additional $45,000 in grants to nine of our Purina shelter partners in California, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona as they house, care for and feed pets for evacuated families, as well as deploy teams to search for and rescue pets left behind.
  • Purina shipped more than 46,000 lbs. of Purina pet food to Butte County, California where they are sheltering 250,000 people and pets currently displaced as a result of the wildfires.
  • We delivered more than 5,900 lbs. of Purina cat food to SpoofDawg to the Rescue, a nonprofit working to rescue cats from the wildfires in California and Oregon.
  • Purina provided more than 5,500 lbs. of Purina pet food to Alexandria Animal Services in Alexandria, LA, as they care for pets of thousands of families who were displaced by Hurricane Laura.
  • We delivered 3,800 lbs. of Purina pet food to the Council On Aging And Human Services that is assisting people and pets Malden and Pine City, WA as a result of the wildfires.

In times of natural disaster, Purina’s goal is to provide timely and meaningful support to pets and people in need by working with our nonprofit partners to deliver funding, pet food and cat litter to communities being impacted. Since 2017, Purina has donated nearly $250,000 and more than 580,000 pounds of Purina pet food and cat litter to support victims of natural disasters across the United States.

To learn more about causes Purina supports, visit www.purina.com/about-purina/supporting-communities.