Nothing makes us happier than helping other pet lovers in any way shape form that we can. We’re lucky to have made so many great friends in the pet community that love helping animals just as much as we do. The good people at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter are an extraordinary bunch that we’ve known for quite some time and are always happy to send a few boxes of our recipes to.
Prairie Paws is a state-of-the-art shelter located in Ottawa, Kansas, and has been providing care for animals for over 60 years. That’s right, 60 years! Bea Martin Peck, the founder of Prarie Paws was a lifelong animal lover and helped build the facility in 1949. She and her group of supporters did a lot of wonderful work that continues to this day.
Now, Prairie Paws is a private non-profit shelter that operates by the same principles it was founded with: they never euthanize for space. Every single animal that walks through their doors are given a second chance at finding a permanent home.
We are so proud and happy to have a great relationship with the good people at Prairie Paws. This past spring, we sent over a few boxes of our Vital and Nature’s Fresh recipes to the shelter for their animals to enjoy. Vicki Whitacre, one of the volunteers sent over a few great photos of the pets. As you can see, they were too busy enjoying the food to look at the camera! Every single one of the animals had nothing but rave reviews for our food, which we couldn’t be happier about! We look forward to the next time we can help these great people.
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Last week Freshpet donated baskets of goodies to Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue located in Tehachapi, CA. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation created to help find permanent homes for stray, abandoned, or otherwise homeless dogs. This weekend was extra special because we had the opportunity to celebrate two very special burn survivors, Phoenix and Natalia.
Phoenix and Natalia were involved in an accidental fire at a home in Tehachapi. They were the only survivors out of 12 puppies. When the puppies were brought to the burn center, entire areas of muscle were exposed and the scorching on their backs reached the bone. The progress of these two puppies is nothing short of a miracle. With the help of amazing vets, vet techs and volunteers, these pooches have a chance at a new life. These healthy, active puppies are no longer the handicapped dogs that we once knew before.
After everything these pups have been through, it was decided they will come back into the world by giving back and being of service. When they were released from the Pet Emergency Hospital, they both entered therapy training in hope they will be able to help other burn victims get through their sufferings with a friendly face by their side.
The Freshpet team had a great time attending the celebration in honor of the burn team’s work and the puppies’ fight for survival. Make sure to take a look at the Freshpet Charitable Donations website to view other organizations and rescues that we have helped.