June 24, 2024

Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Colgate-Palmolive Company Partner with the Street Dog Coalition to Improve Access to Care for Unhoused People and their Pets

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Hill’s) and parent company Colgate-Palmolive (Colgate) today announced a new partnership with The Street Dog Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free veterinary care and related services to pet parents experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The partnership will allow The Street Dog Coalition to distribute essential oral health and hygiene products and Hill’s pet food to the communities the organization serves, furthering their One Health approach that recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants and the shared environment.

The new legacy-level partnership kicked off at a special Street Dog Coalition pop-up veterinary clinic held on June 24, 2024, in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Austin, TX. The clinic was highlighted by the unveiling of The Street Dog Coalition’s new RV, which extends The Street Dog Coalition’s reach to rural communities that have little to no access to veterinary care facilities. The RV was made possible in part through the support of Hill’s and Colgate.

“As long-time partners of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, we are thrilled to expand our collaboration,” said Dr. Hilary Wheeler, Medical Director for The Street Dog Coalition. “The increased support from Hill’s and Colgate-Palmolive allows us to make vital veterinary care and pet nutrition more accessible while also supporting people’s oral health.”

The new joint partnership builds on Hill’s existing support of The Street Dog Coalition and the community clinics it hosts across the country. Hill’s veterinarians and team members volunteer at these events throughout the year. Pet parents attending the clinics will receive care packages that now include free essential oral health and hygiene products for themselves in addition to the ongoing inclusion of free Hill’s Science Diet dog or cat nutrition.

“Working with The Street Dog Coalition fits perfectly with Hill’s focus on transforming pets’ lives through science-led nutrition and Colgate’s purpose to reimagine a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet,” said Dr. Karen Shenoy, US Chief Veterinary Officer for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “Our partnership is about more than distributing pet nutrition or essential health and hygiene products. It’s about empowering pet parents who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, to help them keep themselves and their pets healthy so they can enjoy more time together.”

To learn more about the partnership, click here.

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