Nashville, TN (May 12, 2011) – The Nutro Company, based in Nashville, Tenn., donated more than 86,000 pounds of NUTRO® brand dog food and cat food to animal shelters in the Southeast in response to the effects of severe weather that has left thousands of people and their pets without food and shelter.
Due to the storms and flooding, many dogs and cats have been displaced to local shelters until they can be reunited with their families. One donation was sent to a shelter in Chattanooga, Tenn. Two donations were made to the National Pet Food Bank which sent food to a shelter in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and also worked with the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States to distribute to animal shelters in 11 states affected by the Mississippi River flooding. The 86,000 pounds of food will provide approximately 307,000 meals to dogs and cats over the coming weeks.
“We at The Nutro Company have seen our local neighborhoods and communities throughout the Southeast greatly affected by the storms, and our thoughts are with the families that have been devastated by this disaster,” said Kent Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing for The Nutro Company. “Through our donation of NUTRO® brand dog and cat food, we hope that pets living through this time of crisis, whether they have been separated from their families or are in need of a home, are able to enjoy a nutritious meal.”
For information on how you can help displaced pets and make a donation of your own, visit the National Pet Food Bank.
About The Nutro Company
The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores. The company has been making "The World's Best Pet Food" for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet's life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company's family of brands includes NUTRO® MAX®, NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® and NUTRO® ULTRA™ pet food brands in addition to the GREENIES® brands which include the U.S. leader in pet specialty dental chews and GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® treats. For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com.
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