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Hill’s Pet: Helping Pets Affected By Disaster Through The Disaster Relief Network
On May 8, 2013, Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced that it established a Disaster Relief Network through the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program. The Disaster Relief Network consists of nearly 100 participating shelters across the country that Hill’s works with to distribute emergency food supplies to the pets who need it most.
If you’ve ever been through a natural disaster, you know that it is difficult enough worrying about your family but having to worry about your pets too? It’s beyond stressful. Especially when you discover that your local emergency shelters don’t allow pets.
According to Dr. Dan Aja, Director of U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, it is essential to prepare before disaster strikes to ensure you know what to do and have the resources needed to care for your pet during an emergency. “Because owners have such strong bonds with their pets, we want to encourage pet parents to think about how their pets factor into their evacuation plans. Taking precautionary steps can help avoid delays in the event of an emergency,” said Dr. Aja.
Hill’s has a history of responding when emergency resources are needed during major natural disasters. Hill’s assisted shelters during Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac and Katrina, the Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs, the tornadoes in Joplin, MO, and the tsunami in Japan.
In addition to the Disaster Relief Network, Hill’s supports shelter pets through the Food, Shelter and Love Program.Their goal is to provide dogs and cats with superior nutrition that will make them healthier, happier and more adoptable as they wait for their forever home. Isn’t that what we all want–a healthy, happy pet?
Since 2002, the Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love Program has donated over $240 million worth of Science Diet® brand foods to nearly 1,000 animal shelters nationwide. The Program also provides a free bag of Science Diet® pet food or a $5 off coupon to the pet parent for each adoption to further ensure a smooth and easy transition for pets into their new home.
I love companies that give back to the community and that is why I am so proud to be working with Hill’s. They represent everything I believe a pet company should stand for: quality nutrition, valuing the relationship between pets and their owners, and helping others in times of disaster and need.