As a company largely made up of pet owners, we believe that pets and people are better together—and we work with the animal welfare community to give back, knowing that pets make our world a better place. Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada is proud to support registered rescues, shelters and pet therapy/service dogs. We choose to partner with organizations that share our enthusiasm for the bond between pets and people.
We support several guide dogs groups across the country by donating our veterinary products to their puppies and dogs in training who require specialized diets. We believe that our products help fuel the work days of these dogs, so they can provide comfort and independence to Canadians coping with visual or hearing impairments, seizure response, autism assistance and diabetic alert. We know the importance of these dogs in the lives of those who need them.
We actively work with many rescues and shelters to provide food the animals in their care. This year alone, we’ve donated more than 320,000 meals to pets in need. We provide monetary donations to shelters, rescue groups and animal welfare focused organizations, funding their community events and day-to-day costs like veterinary care and rehabilitation costs.
We have several partnerships with veterinary colleges and Universities in Canada (Guelph, Calgary and Saskatchewan), wherein we fund nutrition programs and projects to study the science of pet nutrition.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada has been a long-standing supporter of the United Way, and is proud of the success we have had in raising funds for them. Our commitment has grown over the years—since the beginning of our partnership more than a decade ago, we have donated over $1.3 million to United Ways across the country, with a combined effort through employee donations and corporate gifts.