Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Donates 1.9M Doses of NexGard PLUS to Animal Shelters

By Pet Age Staff//March 15, 2024//

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Donates 1.9M Doses of NexGard PLUS to Animal Shelters

By: Pet Age Staff//March 15, 2024//

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, through its Product Donation Program, has made a significant contribution to animal shelters across the country. The Product Donation Program donates Boehringer Ingelheim medicines to approved nonprofit partners who distribute the medicines around the world where there is tremendous unmet need.

The foundation has donated 1.9 million doses of NexGard PLUS chews, a delicious beef-flavored soft chew, designed to protect dogs from fleas and ticks, prevent heartworm disease, and treat and control roundworms and hookworms. Over 6 million doses of NexGard PLUS chews have been sold since its launch in 2023.

The donation, valued at $42.6 million, is part of Boehringer’s ongoing commitment to support animal health and wellbeing. The company partnered with Greater Good Charities, a renowned organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people, pets and the planet, to distribute the products to animal shelters in need.

This substantial donation will significantly impact the lives of countless dogs in shelters, providing them with essential protection against harmful parasites. Parasiticides play a crucial role in the adoption of shelter dogs by ensuring they are protected from parasites, thus enhancing their health and making them more appealing to potential adopters.

“Boehringer Ingelheim is deeply committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of animals in shelters,” said Randolph Legg, president and head of commercial business, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA and board member of the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation. “Our mission is to ensure they receive the best care possible while they patiently wait for their forever homes. This donation is a testament to our commitment and we hope it will make a significant difference in the lives of animals in need.”