Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray Nutrish line of super premium pet food, announced that it has stepped in to help nearly 40 displaced cats suffering from severe malnutrition after they were rescued from an animal hoarding case in Brookline, Pennsylvania.
The company will donate a year's supply of Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat Food to each family that adopts one of the rescued cats, which were taken to two local animal shelters: the Homeless Cat Management Team in Tarentum and Animal Friends, 10 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Several of the cats are also being cared for by foster families affiliated with the Homeless Cat Management Team.
The company will also donate more than 900 pounds of cat food to the Homeless Cat Management Team to provide for the 32 cats in their care, including those in foster homes that are awaiting adoption. Ainsworth also currently donates Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food to Animal Friends through an exclusive feeding program that has been in place for several years.
"While the Homeless Cat Management Team will always be willing to help cats in need in our region, situations like the Brookline hoarding case are not only especially heartbreaking, but they also put a huge strain on our resources," said Michelle Miller, a board member with the Homeless Cat Management Team.
"Knowing we will be able to nurse these animals back to health with quality nutrition, and that their new forever families will be able to continue to feed them the best is a great relief. We're very grateful."
"At Ainsworth, we believe that all pets deserve love, and that's why helping animals in need is such a big part of what we do," said Steve Joyce, Vice President of Marketing for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. "When we heard about this story right in our own backyard, we knew we needed to do something to help."
Mr. Joyce went on to explain that since 2008, proceeds from the sales of Rachael Ray Nutrish have helped fund more than $15 million in donations to animals in need through Rachael's Rescue, an organization dedicated to providing food, medical supplies and treatment to shelter pets.
Families interested in adopting one of the Brookline cats or learning more about the Homeless Cat Management Team or Animal Friends should visit their respective websites at http://www.homelesscat.org/ and http://www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org/.
To learn more about Ainsworth Pet Nutrition or how to help animals in need through the purchase of Rachael Ray Nutrish, visit www.ainsworthpets.com.
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