PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Western Pennsylvania company, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (APN), manufacturer of the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line of super premium pet food, announced today 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, Pa.
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, Pa. 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 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.
Founded in 1933, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is a fifth generation, primarily family-owned and operated company headquartered in Western Pennsylvania and focused entirely on pets. With a goal of changing the way consumers shop for Super Premium pet food, Ainsworth's mantra is "Pet Store Quality. Supermarket Easy." They achieve this promise by providing consumers with the high-quality pet food where they currently shop for the rest of their families. The company makes multiple brands and types of dog and cat food, including the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line, as well as Super Premium retailer specific brands. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is committed to food safety and prepares all of its dry pet food in the United States using high-quality, natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals. To learn more, visit www.ainsworthpets.com.
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