Pet Age Staff//April 22, 2020//
Pet Age Staff //April 22, 2020//
Press release: Wellness Natural Pet Food
Dogs and cats are celebrated members of our families, and no family should ever feel that they cannot care for the health and well-being of their pet. The COVID-19 pandemic has created many economic challenges and worries for families across the Greater Boston area, and Wellness Natural Pet Food, which is headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has stepped up to ensure that no family is worried about how they will continue to support their beloved pet.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Wellness Natural Pet Food is donating 60 double-stacked pallets of canned dog food—that’s two trucks-full worth of pet food weighing in at over 33,000 pounds—to support pet parents in the Greater Boston area and ensure that they can still nourish their pet with healthy, nutritious food during this trying time. In just the last month, Wellness Natural Pet Food has donated 300,000 meals to at-risk animals in our communities and beyond.
“We want to make sure that every pet in our community has access to a full bowl with high-quality, natural food,” said Camelle Kent, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness Natural Pet Food. “Giving back to pets in need is an important part of our company culture and our guiding light in all that we do through our Wellness Foundation and other charitable giving efforts, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support pet parents who may need a little extra help during this difficult time.”
“The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is grateful for partners like Wellness Natural Pet Food for their generous donation during this unprecedented situation,” said Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO, GBFB. “Everyone has a role in ending hunger in our community and this donation will help our neighbors in need provide food for their four-legged friends.”
To help ensure that dogs and cats in Minnesota’s St. Paul and Minneapolis areas have full bellies despite rising challenges with food access, Wellness Natural Pet Food is supporting pet parents in the region with the donation of mixed dry and cat food from its manufacturing facility in South St. Paul to the Friends in Need Food Shelf.
Wellness Natural Pet Food is also supporting pet parents in Northern Indiana with the donation of 25,000 pounds of mixed dry and cat food from its own manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana, to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.