Purina associates help Humane Society through PetCare Pride Day
Associates from Purina’s Dunkirk factory recently celebrated the company’s annual PetCare Pride Day, which is dedicated to helping people and pets in the communities where Purina has a presence.
For the event, a team of employees built cat trees and dog beds and put together adoption bags for Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk. The team hand delivered the donations to the shelter on Chestnut Street in the city and met with Bob Erhheart and Rock Vallone for a tour of the facility. “We wouldn’t be able to function without Nestle Purina’s support,” said LHS president Rock Vallone of the multiple donations the facility receives each year.
“PetCare Pride Day is an event our employees look forward to every year,” said Will Steiner, Purina Factory Manager in Dunkirk. “At Purina we’re passionate about making high quality products for pets and also about helping the communities where we live and work. Purina is proud to be a member of this community.”
Purina has been making high-quality pet food in Dunkirk since 1971 and currently employs 375 people. PetCare Pride Day is just one way Purina is supporting people in pets in the community. Since the beginning of 2019, the Purina Dunkirk factory has donated nearly $200,000 worth of Purina products to over 40 organizations, including K9 groups, shelters and rescues.