Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest general veterinary practice in the world, today released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing its support of pets, communities, its associates and the veterinary profession. Banfield’s charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, also released its 2017 Banfield Foundation Impact Report, which summarizes how the foundation leveraged the resources entrusted to it by donors and shares stories about the pets, people and organizations it supported in 2017.
Banfield’s 2017 CSR efforts included volunteer programs, championing preventive care, partnerships with animal welfare organizations, environmental stewardship, and investments in its associates, as well as the broader veterinary industry. Continued disaster relief efforts in 2017 from Banfield and the Banfield Foundation helped more than 26,000 pets and their families in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, demonstrating their commitment to the communities they serve – and in which Banfield associates live and work.
“In 2017, Banfield grew as a company and as a corporate citizen. We provided much-needed veterinary care and supplies, as well as volunteer services, to animal welfare organizations, communities, people and pets in need. We invested in our associates and continued to use our resources, reach and relationships to strengthen the broader veterinary profession,” said Brian Garish, president, Banfield Pet Hospital. “Our associates continue to inspire me every day with a dedication to quality and service that extends beyond our hospital walls and outside the work day, demonstrating what we mean when we say we’re ‘Here to Give Back.’”
To date, the Banfield Foundation has supported the health, safety and wellbeing of pets in all 50 states – even those without Banfield Pet Hospital locations – as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. In 2017 alone, the foundation awarded more than two million dollars in grants through programs focused on accessible veterinary care, temporary shelter and disaster relief.
“We launched the Banfield Foundation more than two years ago with the belief that every pet deserves access to quality veterinary care, whether they have a loving family or are still waiting to find a forever home,” said Marta Monetti, Banfield Pet Hospital senior vice president of Corporate Affairs and Banfield Foundation president and chairman of the board. “Continued support from our generous donors in 2017 enabled us to help more than 250 organizations across the country expand their reach in communities that needed critical support.”
Highlights captured in the 2017 Banfield CSR Report and the 2017 Banfield Foundation Impact Report include:
- $2,776,368 combined investment in pets through Banfield Foundation grants, HOPE Funds, and Shelter Services
- 526,216 pets and people impacted by the combined efforts of Banfield and the foundation
- 179,990 pets and people in 204 U.S. cities impacted through the Mars Volunteer Program; as part of Mars Inc., Banfield has the opportunity to participate in this ongoing service initiative for associates looking to give back in the community
- 22,413 hours volunteered by Banfield associates
- $212,000 in sponsorships for veterinary medicine industry-wide initiatives
- 288 grants awarded by the Banfield Foundation, a total value of $2,134,977
- $533,374 in grants awarded by the foundation to support disaster relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California
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About Banfield Pet Hospital®
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today has more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States. More than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for over three million pets annually. In 2017, Banfield Pet Hospital – including the work of the Banfield Foundation – was named among Points of Light's ‘Civic 50’ as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.
About the Banfield Foundation®
At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/banfieldfoundation/