At Purina ONE, we believe in giving back to the communities that have helped us grow and prosper.
That means more than just donating funds. It means working hand in hand with people in the cities where we live and work to make a better world for pets and the people who love them. Purina associates go the extra mile to make a positive impact in their local communities. When people and pets are in need, our team is there to serve.
Dan F., a Purina ONE veterinary sales consultant, knows firsthand the importance of serving his community. After seeing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, he organized a relief effort for people and pets affected by the storm.
“I live near the eastern shore of Long Island, and everyone in my community either suffered damages or knew someone touched by the devastation,” Dan says. “I considered myself blessed to be healthy enough to help others, and I felt as if I couldn’t do enough in the community.”
Through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the New York Fire Department, Dan volunteered to help gut houses to prevent mold damage. He also opened his home and heart to two dogs in need. George and Lenny, both 1½-year-old Mastiffs, were abandoned at a marina after their former owner was told to evacuate. Disaster struck when George fell into nearby water, but EMS volunteers heard Lenny’s frantic barking and were able to pull George to safety. Dan offered the pair a second chance at life and adopted them.
The desire to make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work can spark an entire team effort to lend a helping hand.
Associates at our offices in Rogers, Ark., recently created their own PetCare Pride Day and turned their clean-up efforts at the Rogers Humane Society into an annual tradition.
Rogers has been hit hard by home foreclosures, resulting in a number of pets being brought to the Humane Society. The situation was made worse when the shelter’s lawn equipment was stolen.
Our associates in Rogers responded in full force, showing up with their own lawnmowers and weed whackers to clean up the 10 acres of dog runs. Now they come together to do it every year.
That same spirit to give back inspires our factory in Flagstaff, Ariz., whose associates donated science supplies like culture tubes and tongue depressors to the Flagstaff United School District.
And it propels the people at our facility in Crete, Neb., to donate time and efforts to support the Capital Humane Society’s new pet adoption facility in nearby Lincoln. New, private adoption rooms there will allow for an intimate interaction between pets and prospective adopters to help unite them as a family.
At Purina ONE, we believe that people and pets are better together—and that our communities are made better when we work together. Giving back to the places that support us is just one way we can help both people and pets thrive.