Seattle, July 28 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building on last year’s success, Great good charitiesin partnership with Mars Petcare, today announced the second year of its Extend a paw campaign, pledging to donate up to 2.7 million pet meals — an increase from last year’s total donation — to help end hunger in shelters and animal shelters across the country. For every purchase of select Mars Petcare products at Walmart or Walmart.com through September 30, a meal will be donated to feed a hungry pet. Participating brands include IAMS™, PEDIGREE®, NUTRO™, TEMPTATIONS™ and GREENIES™, which is a new addition to this year’s campaign.
“Pet food remains one of the largest operating expenses for animal welfare organizations, and the Extend a paw The campaign is bringing much-needed relief to these organizations across the country,” said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities. “We’re excited to bring the program back for a second year to give these organizations, which are dealing with staffing issues and an overpopulation of pets that hasn’t been seen in years, more flexibility. to focus on additional ways to save the lives of more animals. .”
For each Participating Product purchased from Walmart during the Extend a paw campaign, Mars Petcare will donate a meal to Greater Good Charities for distribution to their network of animal welfare organizations. Mars Petcare will donate up to 2.7 million pet meals as part of the campaign, with a guarantee of at least 1 million meals donated to help animals in need.
“After the success of last year’s campaign with the support of pet owners across the United States, we are excited to launch this year Extend a paw program as part of our longstanding partnership with Greater Good Charities,” said Josh Evertsen, senior vice president of customer development at Mars Petcare. “Everything we do at Mars Petcare is in service of our goal: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™, and with more meals donated and more Mars Petcare brands participating, this year’s program will have an even bigger impact. important to pets in need across the country.”
Greater Good Charities is a global nonprofit that works to help people, pets, and the planet and has provided more than $400 million in cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support worldwide entire. Additionally, Greater Good Charities is providing over 500 tons of pet food to pets of refugees displaced in Ukraine and fleeing to neighboring countries, as well as to distressed animal shelters in Ukraine, with a commitment to procure an additional 1,000 tonnes.
Since 2011, Greater Good Charities has provided over 506 million meals to help pets in need. Last years Extend a paw The campaign in partnership has raised 2.5 million meals for shelters and rescue animals across the country.
Everything Mars Petcare does is in service of a world where pets are healthy, happy and welcome. Through its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, Mars Petcare continues to provide grants, resources and support to animal welfare organizations across the country, as well as municipalities and pet parents, helping to ensure that people and animals can live happily together. Additionally, the PEDIGREE Foundation, developed in 2008, has awarded nearly $10 million in grants to support the great work of shelters and rescues across the country to help end pet homelessness.
“We are happy to participate in the Extend a paw campaign with Mars Petcare for the second year with an even bigger pledge to donate 2.7 million pet meals,” said Melody Richard, vice president of pets, Walmart US. this program, our Walmart customers can participate however they want to shop; Pick up and delivery, in store or on Walmart.com. We know that pets are family members and that parents put their companions first starting with the food they buy, and this simple act can benefit millions of other animals in need.
For more information, visit Walmart.com/ExtendAPaw
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Great good charities
Greater Good Charities is a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to help people, pets, and the planet by stepping up in response to need and amplifying good. Greater Good Charities, with a rating of 100/100 on Charity Navigatorhas provided more than $400 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies and programmatic support, to more than 5,000 charity partners in 121 countries since 2007. Learn more about how Greater Good Charities amplifies good across the world, please visit Greatergood.org or follow Facebook, instagram, Twitter, Youtube and ICT Tac.
About Mars Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family business with more than a century of history, manufacturing a variety of products and providing services for the people and pets people love, the 85,000 associates in more than 50 countries Mars Petcare are dedicated to one goal: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of nearly 50 brands meets the health and nutrition needs of pets around the world – including brands PEDIGREE®, WHIPS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENS™, Saba®, CAESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ as well as the WALTHAM Petcare Scientific Institute which has been advancing research in the field of companion animal nutrition and health for more than 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider with an international network of more than 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services, including BANFIELD™, PEARL BLUE™, VCA™, Linnaeus, Ani Cura and Antech. We are also active in pet innovation and technology, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. Like a family affair and guided by our principles, we are privileged to be able to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.