A Note From the Freshpet Donations Manager

If you are one of our very special shelter and rescue partners, you know Carole, our amazing Donations Manager. She is so passionate about working with our partners and delivering fresh pet food to dogs and cats that are dependent on donations from helping hands. Read more to hear about her experiences over the years.

One of the nicest things about working for a small company like Freshpet is the corporate culture of giving back to those less fortunate, and since we are a pet food manufacturer, it’s only natural that we would donate any surplus Freshpet dog or cat recipes to the many dogs and cats in animal shelters and rescues who are waiting for their forever homes.

Arranging these donations with the many 501(c)3 charities we partner with across the country is a true joy and privilege for me, as I have been an animal lover since I was a toddler and have myself volunteered with local animal rescue groups, so it’s easy for me to develop a dialogue with each and every charity we work with. I learn the needs and goals for their particular organizations and review the best ways to both transport and store our products.

Another part I love is that these wonderful, dedicated people also stay in touch with us and let us know how our Freshpet dog and cat foods are helping the pets they care for get healthy and strong, bringing them back to excellent health so they are more adoptable to potential forever families. I’m always so touched by the tales these rescue folks tell me about the pets who come into their groups so thin and sickly, with scraggly coats and matted fur and eyes full of fear or heads hung low in dejection — often our donated Freshpet is the very first thing these homeless pets will allow themselves to eat, and after a period of medical attention, a Freshpet diet and lots of TLC from their rescuers, these pups and kitties turn into superstars and find themselves with a permanent family to care for them for the rest of their lives — how wonderful that through our donation efforts, our delicious recipes can be a part of changing so many little lives like that!!

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