OAK CREEK — Wisconsin based Stella & Chewy's has donated over 800K pet food meals to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
This donation resulted in $530K worth of dog and cat food which will help many American's continue to feed their pets even during the pandemic.
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The pet food left the Oak Creek warehouse Friday and will be distributed from ASPCA's distribution centers in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, and Asheville, N.C. Distribution is expected to begin sometime this week.
“We know how special and strong the bond is between pet parents and their animals, and we are committed to bringing comfort and relief to those in need of an extra hand right now,” said Marc Hill, CEO of Stella and Chewy’s.
According to a press release from Stella and Chewy's, this is largest donation in the companies 16 year history.
The donation from Stella and Chewy's is in support of ASPCA's Relief & Recovery Initiative, a $5 million response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative involves the creation of distribution centers so that American's can access free meals for their pets.
“Providing free pet food helps struggling communities in many ways. It certainly promotes the health and safety of vulnerable animals, but also makes it possible for families to count on the continual love and comfort of their pets, which is especially valuable during this crisis,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO.