A PET food company is doing its bit to support charities and animal organisations through the Covid-19 pandemic as they struggle to stay afloat.

Since the start of the outbreak, Burns Pet Nutrition has donated more than £30,000 worth of pet supplies to over 20 rescue centres, charities and community groups all over the UK including Amman Valley based Greyhound Rescue Wales.

Across the country, not-for profit animal organisations have been hit hard by the lockdown, having seen their main sources of income come to a dramatic halt with the closure of charity shops, cancellation of fundraising events and pausing of all fostering and adoption activity.

Wanting to support those struggling with the financial fall-out from the current Covid-19 crisis, Burns has chosen to make food donations to organisations, ensuring the animals in their care are well fed while helping to reduce the financial strain they are under.

The family firm has donated food to a range of local rescue centres across the country including Greyhound Rescue Wales and Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary in the Swansea valley, which has dogs in its care.

Burns has also provided donations to various therapy and service dog schemes as well as helping communities in Wales who may be struggling to feed their pets following impacts to their livelihoods as a result of the pandemic.

John Burns, Founder of Burns Pet Nutrition, said: “The last few months have been a very difficult period for animal organisations and vulnerable people across the country. The impact of coronavirus has been unprecedented, and the result is that many charities and vital community initiatives have been struggling to cope with the financial obstacles that the outbreak has brought.

“It’s imperative these people and companies receive support to help them through this challenging time. The work of animal rescues and animal support services is truly commendable and it’s imperative to us that we do something to help them survive. We want to do whatever we can to help those struggling during this terrible time and so giving away our food to those in need goes without question”