Zuke’s, a Durango, Colo.-based manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, is making an end-of-year push to increase its annual donation to The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund.
For the month of December, the company has doubled the percentage of proceeds that will go to the nonprofit organization. The company declined to disclose the actual percentage it has pledged to donate.
“My dog Zuke inspired the idea behind the company and is also the inspiration for our commitment to The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund,” said Patrick Meiering, Zuke’s founder and CEO. “Zuke was a victim of cancer, and we are hopeful that our contribution will help fund research to treat the disease, as well as help fund treatment for those pets who are fighting cancer.”
The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund is also based in Durango. It provides grants for feline and canine cancer research and works with veterinarians to help underprivileged dog and cat owners get treatment for their pets, according to its website.
Zuke’s began making donations to The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund in 2007. Last year, it donated more than $30,000 to the organization, the company reported.