Purina giving $400,000 to Delta Society

Purina giving $400,000 to Delta Society

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May 01, 2008

ST. LOUIS — Purina will dish out more than $400,000 to the Delta Society for its animal-assisted therapy.

Purina's two-year pledge ranks as the largest grant ever received by the Delta Society.

"Through its Pet Partners program, Delta Society shows that dogs and cats are unique creatures that can help benefit the health and well-being of humans," says Brenda Bax, brand director at Nestle Purina PetCare.

Delta Society seeks to advance the role that animals play in humans' lives.

The group's Pet Partners program trains volunteers and their pets to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools and rehabilitation centers.