Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Raises $20K – and Counting! – For Pets in Ukraine | Business

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TUKWILA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2022–

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products continues its tradition of helping animals in need with a recent fundraising campaign to assist pets displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. In partnership with Harmony Fund, Darwin’s set out to boost money to support animal rescue efforts in Ukraine via an email campaign that aimed to match donations as much as $10,000. The Darwin’s community responded with an outpouring of generosity, and the campaign met its matching goal in lower than 10 hours. The present total is over $20,000 from greater than 300 donors.

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Volunteers from Harmony Fund have rescued tons of of animals displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re gratified by the speed and magnitude of the response, but frankly, knowing how our Darwin’s family feels concerning the welfare of animals around the globe, we’re not surprised,” said Gary Tashjian, Darwin’s CEO. “Donations are still coming in, and Harmony Fund has been a beautiful partner in getting those funds to the animals and volunteers on the bottom who need them.”

With the influx of donations, the Harmony Fund rented a tractor trailer to make the round trip from Kyiv to Bucharest and back again. On its first trip, it was so full of food and veterinary supplies that they needed to depart a couple of pallets behind for the subsequent trip.

“I’m so surprised and thankful for the short response from so many caring people,” said Laura Simpson, founding father of the Harmony Fund. “We now have animals with skin conditions, wounds, seizure disorders and more who really want the medicines we’re bringing in. Due to the generosity of Darwin’s and its customers, 1000’s of at-risk dogs and cats in Ukraine might be secure from hunger through the top of May with our next delivery.”

While Harmony Fund is coordinating costs for food, supplies and transport, the team on the bottom is made up of animal lovers from a couple of organizations, including Breaking the Chains, which handles security, transport, and animal care; the Sache Vet clinic, providing vet supplies via Romania; TobiHelpUA, made up of brave young volunteers who deliver aid and supplies; a team called Help for UA Animals, who handle delivery and unloading of supplies; and a team from Centarus Foundation in Poland who provide sheltering of homeless animals and delivery of supplies.

“Darwin’s is proud to partner with the Harmony Fund, who were in a position to put these dollars to work on Day One, having already established infrastructure and contacts in Ukraine,” said Tashjian. “We desired to make a direct impact, and the Harmony Fund was perfectly positioned to make that occur.”

Now with Russian troops within the Eastern region, there’s a second wave of evacuees leaving pets behind and likewise animal shelters who’re in dire need of food and supplies. Last week, Harmony Fund was in a position to send a month’s supply of food for the PIF shelter in Donetsk, which is home to well over 1,000 animals and acts as a distribution point for over 40 small shelters in the realm. The mission to assist them is ongoing.

To learn more concerning the campaign or make a donation, visit harmonyfund.org/donation/help-ukraines-animals-darwins/.

About Darwin’s Natural Pet Products

Darwin’s Pet Products’ mission is to assist pets and their owners enjoy more years of healthy companionship together. To do this, they make raw, minimally processed, nutritious feeding for pets convenient and cost-effective. But that is just the beginning. While Darwin’s commitment to animals starts with customers and their pets, it goes further, to all dogs and cats, especially those that need assistance and people who help us through their service. And even further, to make sure the humane treatment of the animals that Darwin’s sources for meals. Learn more at darwinspet.com.

About Harmony Fund

Harmony Fund is an esteemed charity based within the USA, offering a lifeline to underdog animal rescue squads across the planet. Harmony Fund’s partners are the small but incredibly courageous animal rescue teams who operate in parts of the world where animal welfare is sort of poor. Harmony Fund supporters are dramatically impacting 1000’s upon 1000’s of animals who might otherwise go without food, shelter and veterinary care. More at harmonyfund.org.

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