Burns Pet Nutrition helps improve the health and wellbeing of UK and Ireland rescue animals by providing pet food and donations to animal charities across the country and this year Yorkshire Cat Rescue became one of those charities.
Burns Pet Nutrition is a family-run firm and regularly donates specialist line of natural pet food to more than 40 rescue centres across the UK. Yorkshire Cat Rescue demonstrated the need for vital support and made it into 2019’s Charity of the Year Programme.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue will receive a year’s worth of financial assistance and food amounting across the whole programme to more than £100,000 in value.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue finds homes for unwanted cats in the region and cares for around 90 animals per night. Burns’ support will help to provide around 2,000 meals for cats 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 three charities were chosen following an application and interview process which saw more than 25 animal welfare organisations apply. The collaboration marks the fourth consecutive year that Burns has run its Charity of the Year Programme as part of an ongoing initiative to give back to the community.
Burns owner, philanthropist and veterinary surgeon, John Burns, who hit the headlines last year after donating £1m to charity to mark the company’s 25th anniversary said: “I have decided that Burns should be a force for good. I want the company to not only be known for our natural pet food, but also for establishing and maintaining a legacy of good causes in the community.”