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Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 8,700 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 51 million dogs and 65 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.
Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.
Purina is part of Nestlé, a global leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness. For more information, visit www.purina.com.
Bronze Sponsor and "Meet the Leaders" event sponsor
Mars Petcare works to improve the lives of the world’s 400 million pets across the spectrum from nutrition (PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®) to high-quality medical care (BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, VCA®, AniCura). For over 50 years, WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute has led breakthrough research in nutrition and preventive health to advance pet wellness and deliver our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
For more information visit https://www.waltham.com/ .
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization to be established in North America and today serves as the nation’s leading voice for vulnerable and victimized animals. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA assists animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources. For more information, visit www.ASPCA.org, and follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Building Academic Retention Through K9s (B.A.R.K.) is a canine-assisted intervention run under the direction of Dr. John-Tyler Binfet at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. B.A.R.K. brings together university students, therapy dogs, and handlers in an effort to reduce stress, combat homesickness, foster interpersonal connections, and promote social-emotional well-being.
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their
businesses in advancing care for animals. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, technologies and services, including biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2020, the company generated annual revenue of $6.7 billion with approximately 11,300 employees. For more information, visit
For 28 years, HABA has been advancing an understanding of the human-animal bond and educating on its social, therapeutic, and economic benefits across all professions, cultures, and regions of the world. We celebrate and advocate the human-animal bond as a community and support human-animal bond research and other science-based work in this area.