Wellness Natural Pet Food Ups Donations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Wellness Natural Pet Food is donating 136,000 pounds of dry food and 46,000 pounds of wet food to Best Friends Animal Society and its network of partners.
In an effort to help dogs and cats during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellness Natural Pet Food is increasing its pet food donations to provide 136,000 pounds of dry food and 46,000 pounds of wet food to Best Friends Animal Society and its network of partners. Shelters include those in Los Angeles; Kanab, Utah; and a site south of Houston.
“Now more than ever, our pets need to feel that they are cared for,” said Camelle Kent, CEO of WellPet, the maker of Wellness Natural Pet Food in Tewksbury, Mass. “Here at Wellness, our priority is making sure that pets’ bowls remain filled with high-quality, natural food, and we’re committed to supporting pet parents and shelters who need a helping hand to make this happen. We applaud the work of Best Friends and are honored to be a teammate by supplying more food where it is needed most as the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve.”
With more people at home or working remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, this has created more opportunities for pet fostering or adoption—and it may be just what some people need during this unforeseen time, officials said in a statement. According to research from Wellness Natural Pet Food, an overwhelming majority of dog or cat owners (81 percent) believe their pet alleviates stress in their life, improves mood (62 percent) and increases productivity (32 percent). Best Friends has seen a remarkable boost in foster applications, and the organization is offering resources for new or existing pet owners that are looking to help by taking in a pet in need, officials added.
“If you can adopt or foster an animal, that is the best thing you can do to help right now,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “We’re not surprised, but are still in awe of how our community, partners and animal lovers everywhere have stepped up to consider the safety and well-being of our animals during this time. We’re grateful for our partnership with Wellness Natural Pet Food to ensure that our animals not only find a home but do so with a full belly of nutritious food.”
The partnership, according to company officials, supports the mission of Wellness’ charitable arm, The Wellness Foundation, to ensure that every pet on the planet is “born, bred and raised with love.”