Important Update from Petfinder

by Sara Kent

Dear Petfinder members,

As some of you may have read, today Nestle Purina PetCare Company announced that it will be acquiring Petfinder from Discovery Communications [http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nestle-purina-petcare-company-to-acquire-petfinder-2013-06-05]. Discovery has been a great home for Petfinder (and will continue to support responsible pet ownership), and we are excited about the next chapter with Purina – with the final transaction expected to be completed in July.

Most importantly, the team at Petfinder remains committed to our mission since 1996: finding loving homes for Petfinderas many adoptable pets as possible and supporting pet parents throughout their relationship with their pets. Petfinder continues to thrive, having connected more than 20 million pets with their fur-ever families and been a resource and advocate for you – the almost 14,000 shelters and rescues that we have the pleasure of serving every day.

Nestle Purina has a long history of supporting animal welfare organizations, and we are excited to join them in our shared mission to find responsible forever homes for pets. Do not expect to see any immediate changes to Petfinder beyond those plans we have already shared, but do look forward to exciting future developments. As we have tried to over recent years, we will continue to share our plans with you wherever possible, and communicate with you openly and frequently.

In the meantime, it is business as usual for the team at Petfinder, and we will continue to keep you updated through our Petfinder Pro site and email. As always, our member organizations are welcome and encouraged to reach out with questions by contacting our outreach team at outreach@petfinder.com or by reaching out to me directly at sara@petfinder.com.

We look forward to sharing more of this exciting news with you as information becomes available.

Thank you!

Sara Kent, Director
Petfinder Shelter Outreach