TUKWILA, WASH. — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, a raw and minimally processed pet food brand, announced May 3 it has partnered with Harmony Fund to raise $20,000 to support animal rescue organizations in Ukraine.

The pet food company raised the funds through more than 300 donors, matching up to $10,000 for a total of more than $20,000 and counting.

“We’re gratified by the speed and magnitude of the response, but frankly, knowing how our Darwin’s family feels about the welfare of animals around the world, we’re not surprised,” said Gary Tashjian, chief executive officer of Darwin’s. “Donations are still coming in, and Harmony Fund has been a wonderful partner in getting those funds to the animals and volunteers on the ground who need them.”

Harmony Fund used donations from Darwin’s to rent a vehicle and travel from Kyiv to Bucharest to distribute pet food and veterinary supplies to those in need. Several other organizations helped disseminate donations to pet owners and shelters in need and support adjacent animal rescue efforts, including Breaking the Chains, Sache Vet Clinic, TobiHelpUA, Help for UA Animals, and Centarus Foundation.

“I’m so surprised and thankful for the quick response from so many caring people,” said Laura Simpson, founder of the Harmony Fund. “We have animals with skin conditions, wounds, seizure disorders and more who really need the medicines we’re bringing in. Thanks to the generosity of Darwin’s and its customers, thousands of at-risk dogs and cats in Ukraine will be safe from hunger through the end of May with our next delivery.”

Read more about pet food and treat companies providing aid to Ukraine.