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Charity of the Year 2019 Announced

Yorkshire Cat Rescue, Galway SPCA & Royal Veterinary College

by Burns Team Writer

In addition to donating our natural pet food to 31 UK rescue centres, we’re proud to announce our Charity of the Year partnership for 2019

Yorkshire Cat Rescue, Galway SPCA and The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have all been selected to receive a year’s worth of financial assistance and food amounting to more than £100k in value. The charities were chosen following an application and interview process which saw over 25 animal welfare organisations apply in total. This collaboration marks the fourth consecutive year that we have run our Charity of the Year Programme as part of an ongoing initiative to use our profits to help the greater good.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue finds homes for unwanted cats in the region and cares for around 90 animals per night. Our support will help to provide around 2,000 meals for cats and dogs in January alone.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue founder Sara Atkinson said,

“We are pleased and proud to have been chosen to work alongside Burns in 2019. It’s refreshing to see a pet food company recognising the work that regional charities do and offering its support by sponsoring our adoption and resident cats.”


The second organisation we are joining up with is the Royal Veterinary College in London where we will be supporting the pet blood donor programme there for much needed pet surgeries. At Burns we believe in supporting the future vet surgeons, something close to John Burns’ heart and of course the pets that benefit from the needed surgeries.

The third organisation to receive our support is Galway SPCA, which rehabilitates and rehomes rescue cats and dogs in Galway with the view for them to find a second chance at happiness. As well as offering food and financial support to the organisation, we are helping Galway SPCA to promote its services in Ireland through Burns’ own charity, The Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation. Anita Broadmor of Galway SPCA said,

“We are really looking forward to working with Burns as a company whose passion for animal welfare is evident in their continuous development of high-quality nutritional diets and leaders in educating the importance and benefits of diets in companion animals. We share a mutual respect for the animals and the environment around us.”

John Burns said:

I want the company [Burns] to not only be known for our natural pet food, but also for establishing and maintaining a legacy of good causes in the community.