SEATTLE — After receiving various donations from companies in the pet industry, announced April 22 it is providing $6 million worth of pet food and supplies to animal shelters and struggling pet owners in New York, New Jersey, California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, and other states critically impacted by COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented animal sheltering crisis, while also affecting pet parents nationwide so it is our duty to step in and offer assistance on a national level,” said Liz Baker, chief executive officer of “Our goal is to provide animal shelters and pet parents struggling financially, with pet food and supplies so they can continue to care for the pets they love during this challenging and stressful time.” 

The donation was made possible by contributions from several companies including Chewy, PetSmart Charities, Purina, Mars Petcare, Rachael Ray Nutrish and others. Pet food and treats, cat litter, blankets, food bowls and other supplies will be distributed by Rescue Bank, one of’s programs.

Read about other pet industry companies giving back to support people impacted by COVID-19.