DANIA BEACH, FLA. — Chewy has announced a new donation milestone, surpassing more than $100 million of pet food and supplies donations as part of its philanthropy initiative, Chewy Gives Back. The initiative seeks to aid non-profit animal welfare organizations throughout the United States by providing pet food and various pet supplies.
The Chewy Gives Back initiative was founded in 2012 and currently serves more than 9,000 shelters and rescues.
“Creating a better world for pets in need and the communities that serve them is at the core of everything we do through Chewy Gives Back,” said Mita Malhotra, vice president of Chewy Healthcare and Shelters. “We are excited to celebrate this incredible milestone hand in hand with customers and community members who share our passion for helping pets everywhere.”
To date, the company has donated more than 96 million meals to rescue animals, amassing to 64 million lbs of pet food. Chewy also works with rescue and shelter volunteer employees, community organizers and distribution partners to expand the impact of its donations. One such partner is Community Paws, an animal rescue that provides several resources to pets and pet parents through the Chewy Gives Back program.
“We feel beyond blessed that we have been able to work with Chewy,” said Sarah Taylor, president of Community Paws. “With their help, we’ve redistributed supplies to over 140 rescues, food banks and sanctuaries, some of which would have to close their doors if not for the support they’ve received through this program.”
In addition to Chewy’s own donations, the company’s Chewy Gives Back program also allows consumers to donate pet food and supplies to non-profit animal shelters and rescues. Through the Wish List feature, animal welfare organizations can curate a list of items they need, which is then made available to Chewy’s customers to donate directly to organizations in need.
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