This brings the company’s total cat food donations to 40,080 units so far this year
Caption: Mr. Peter Galli, Global Director of Corporate Communications and Ms. Sasimon Kiangkitiwan, Assistant Marketing Manager for the Global PetCare Business Unit at Thai Union hand over 19,200 cans of Bellotta cat food to Mr. Peerabun Charoenvai, President of The Hope Thailand and Ms. Vipavadee Thungphotrakool, the owner of Four Legs Find Love page and Pet Volunteer.
BANGKOK ─ April 20, 2021 ─ Thai Union Group PCL, the leading global seafood company and owner of the Bellotta brand, has donated 30,000 cans of Bellotta cat food to pet shelters in Thailand over the past few weeks.
The donations were made to a number of pet organizations and pet shelters in Bangkok and Songkhla, including The Hope Thailand and Four Legs Find Love page, Smiledog Home Hatyai, Sunak Rim Rua (Sadao), and a pet shelter in Songkhla that rescues sick, injured and needy street cats and dogs while also trying to find homes for them.
These shelters and organizations will help broadly distribute the food to both cat shelters and pet volunteers who feed and help stray cats in Thailand, as the number of needy animals continues to rise due to the resurgence of COVID-19.
Caption: Mr. Somchoke Khongrin, Human Resource Manager at Songkhla Canning PCL, a subsidiary of Thai Union Group delivered Bellotta cat foods to the pet shelters in Songkhla.
These latest donations bring the total amount of Thai Union cat food distributed so far this year to 40,080, and follow the 10,080 cans provided by Thai Union to the Rakmaw For Stray Cats Foundation in February 2021, which were used to help other cat shelters, hospitals and temples across Thailand.
“Thai Union’s PetCare business is committed to giving back and helping its communities, both human and animal. We are proud to be doing our small part to provide humanitarian relief to cats and their guardians during these challenging COVID-19 times when the need is so great,” said Pornchai Tatiyachaitaweesuk, Vice President for the Global PetCare Business Unit.
Peerabun Charoenvai, the President of The Hope Thailand, said he appreciated Thai Union’s ongoing concern for disadvantaged animals and expressed his gratitude for this donation that will encourage pet shelters and the pet volunteers to keep helping animals.
Vipavadee Thungphotrakool, the owner page of Four Legs Find Love and Pet Volunteer, was “delighted to be the intermediary between Thai Union as the product donor and the cat shelters who receive the pet food,” some of which she will distribute to eight cat shelters around Bangkok.
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant financial burden for many pet guardians, adopters, shelters and volunteer groups. Donating pet food is one way we can recognize and support these pet communities and the amazing work they do each and every day,” said Peter Galli, Group Director of Corporate Communications at Thai Union.
Thai Union Group
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader, bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for more than 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 132.4 billion (US$ 4.2 billion) and a global workforce of more than 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch, Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta and Marvo, and ingredient and supplement brands UniQ™BONE, UniQ™DHA and ZEAvita.
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Find out more at seachangesustainability.org. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized when the company was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year in 2020, and ranked number two in the world on the Food Products Industry Index. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.