Solid Gold Pet Donates Nearly $40,000 in Pet Food to Greenville County Animal Care
Solid Gold employees partnered with their four-legged friends at South Carolina's Greenville Police K-9 unit to organize a surprise donation of $40,000 in dry dog and cat food to Greenville County Animal Care shelter.
Solid Gold Pet, maker of holistic pet foods and headquartered in Greenville, S.C., donated more than 11,000 pounds of dry cat and dog food—valued at about $40,000—to Greenville County Animal Care (GCAC) shelter. The contribution took place on Aug. 10 during a community donation event organized by the Greenville Police K-9 Unit to benefit GCAC.
“We are overwhelmingly surprised and thrilled with Solid Gold’s generosity and commitment to the dogs and cats at Greenville County Animal Care,” said Paula Church, community relations coordinator for the open admission animal shelter. “Our work and the event today are really about saving lives, and this donation of top-quality pet food will have an extraordinary impact on our efforts to do so. We are beyond grateful for their support.”
Greenville Police asked the community to help fill its 12-foot K-9 trailer with wish list pet supplies for GCAC, which included dry cat and dog food. In turn, Solid Gold collaborated with AIT Worldwide Logistics, an Itasca, Ill.-based full-service transportation management provider, to deliver 1,384 bags of dry cat and dog food—enough to fill a truck more than double the size of the K-9 trailer, in food alone. AIT delivered and unloaded the 14 pallets of pet food to the GCAC shelter free of charge.
“At Solid Gold Pet, we believe that a healthy pet is a happy pet, and a life of enjoyment with our pets begins with a healthy diet,” said Bob Rubin, CEO and president of Solid Gold. “Today, we join forces with our community’s K-9 Unit to advance our core belief: that all pets deserve a nutritious, natural food diet that will keep them healthy and happy. This principle still guides everything that we do today.”