“A Companion Animal Is For Life”: What We’ve Achieved for Animals So Far
A Companion Animal Is For Life, a project that is designed to give every dog and cat a home and promote responsible ownership, has been running full speed ahead for 2019, helping shelters and animals across Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and France, and we thought it would be a great idea to present an illustrated overview of what the project has achieved thanks to every cat and dog who enjoys Almo Nature food:
Aided 230 associations facing emergency situations
The project, which aims to help shelters that find themselves in difficult, unforeseeable, and unexpected situations, has helped a total of 230 associations since as of April 30, 2019. One of the amazing shelters we’ve helped is SOS Hundehilfe Prignitz in Germany. This unique shelter was founded in 2012 and takes in both cats and dogs. Besides finding a new home for every animal that comes in, SOS Hundehilfe trains dogs with behavioral problems and allows dogs with terminal illnesses to spend their remaining days on the shelter’s grounds. The shelter also doubles as a guesthouse for companion animals, providing temporary accommodation and care when their human companions can’t take care of them for a short period of time, such as a hospital visit or an unexpected business trip.
Trained 70 shelter volunteers
One of the goals of the A Companion Animal is for Life project is to assist shelters in their efforts to increase the number of adoptions in a responsible way. In the first four months of 2019, alone, we provided tutoring to 70 volunteers, helping them with the necessary knowledge and skills for training dogs with behavioral issues in such a way that they can be adopted. It can be difficult to find a new home for healthy dogs that show problematic behavior due to PTSD or anxiety from past experiences, but with the right care and handling, they can be the perfect companion. When volunteers know how to approach and train these dogs, they can make a real difference in the lives of animals that would otherwise be left in the shelter for their remaining days. Since running the program, 90 dogs have been trained successfully, and nine of them have been adopted.
Delivered lots of meals
As of April 30, 2019, we’ve delivered 354,475 meals to dogs and have helped get 1,423 cats and dogs adopted.