Minneapolis, MN — People & Pets Together is pleased to have received a Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society to support efforts in the Minneapolis‐St. Paul metropolitan area to provide pet food to a growing number of people in need during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

“This grant allows us to continue our lifesaving work by helping us keep pets healthy and with their families during this trying time, which is central to our organization’s mission as we serve our community” said Kim Carrier, President. “We are grateful to our community for their support and appreciate the help from Best Friends Animal Society in making the People & Pets Together pet food shelf possible.”

People & Pets Together is an active partner in the Best Friends Network, which offers resources and support to fellow shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations across the country.

“Pets help people live happier and healthier lives. By supporting the relationships that people have with their pets, People & Pets Together hopes to improve the health of our communities and let everyone feel the love and support that a relationship with a pet can bring,” said Carrier. “Community is more important than ever right now.”

The Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Program, administered by Best Friends and funded by The Rachael Ray Foundation™, provides COVID-19 relief grants to shelters and rescue groups across the country. The Rachael Ray Foundation helps animals in need and is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael’s pet food, Nutrish®.

About People & Pets Together
People & Pets Together helps families in need care for beloved pets. Its mission is to support the relationships that people have with their pets, and to prevent the surrender of pets during times of economic crisis. In early 2016 People & Pets Together opened its pet food shelf in Minneapolis, the first dedicated pet food shelf in Minnesota. For more information, visit www.peopleandpetstogether.org

About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Houston and operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to around 733,000. That means there are still about 2,000 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. To check out our community lifesaving dashboard and for more information, visit bestfriends.org.

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