With every news report and social media post showing the devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused in Texas and Louisiana, we can’t help but wish there were more we could do.
On Tuesday, our endlessly generous leader, Rachael, did more than wish. She showed her love and support by announcing that she’d be donating $1 million to help with animal rescue efforts. And we couldn’t be prouder!
The donation will be made through The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps homeless pets and animals in need and is funded by a portion of the proceeds from each sale of Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Foods and Treats.
"Thanks to your support of our @Nutrish brands, we are able to donate $1 million today, through The Rachael Ray Foundation, to help support various animal welfare organizations who are actively working in Texas and Louisiana to care for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. $100,000 donations have been made to @SPCATexas and @AustinPetsAlive!, who are already providing disaster relief to animals in need. We will continue our commitment to work with national and local organizations to assess needs and provide the additional earmarked funds. Thank you to all who are donating their time, effort and money as goodwill to our neighbors is most important during times like these." -RR [Photo credit Austin Pets Alive!] #hurricaneharvey
So far, $100,000 in donations have been made to each the SPCA of Texas and Austin Pets Alive!.
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As many of you know, Rach is a dedicated dog mom to her fur “daughter” Isaboo -- and this isn’t the first time she’s helped four-legged friends in need.
Through November 2016, Rachael's Rescue -- which Rach created for all of the forgotten pets -- has donated more than $15 million dollars to pet charities and animal organizations.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey.