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Skout’s Honor Marks the Donation of 6.5 Million Meals Delivered Through Rescue Bank

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on so many people and companion animals, but as always, Greater Good Charities’ loyal donors have been there to help us amplify the good. During this time of widespread and enduring need, many longterm supporters have gone above and beyond to ensure we can reach and help as many pet families as possible.

Case in point: Skout’s Honor, the award-winning pet brand founded in California in 2015 by a group of passionate pet lovers. As well as creating a line of high-performance, eco- and socially conscious grooming products, Skout’s Honor is on a mission to help as many pets as possible through its Paw Pledge initiative. For every product it sells, the company funds the delivery of one day’s worth of meals for a rescue animal in need through Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Bank Signature Program.

“Simone’s owner died and she is being rehomed by our rescue. She is a 10-year-old gal but still has plenty of life in her. She is being fed by your generous donation. Thank you for helping Simone and so many other innocent lives!” — Alayna Matranga, Three Little Pitties, Friendswood, Texas

Rescue Bank works on the national food bank model, accepting food donations from manufacturers, distributors and retailers and then scheduling and paying for delivery of the donation to an Affiliate responsible for a regional distribution center. The Affiliate notifies pre-qualified nonprofit groups, which pay a small handling fee and pick up their product. (For disaster response or law enforcement actions, no handling fee is charged.)

Thanks to these food donations, shelters and rescues are able to divert crucial funds to other necessities such as veterinary care and surgical supplies, ultimately saving more precious lives.

And thanks to Skout’s Honor and its loyal customers, the brand recently reached a major milestone: the funding of the delivery of 6.5 million meals to shelter pets through Rescue Bank.

We are so appreciative of Skout’s Honor’s generosity, but don’t just take our word for it. Below is a report from Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas — along with Three Little Pitties (above), they are a grateful recipient of food donated to Houston Humane Society, a Rescue Bank Affiliate.

These heartfelt notes and stories represent a drop in the bucket of pets helped during these recent difficult times. For that we are truly thankful.

“Deep into quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there weren’t many cheerful days. As a foster parent for geriatric CockerKids® for Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas, the rewards are great but so are the expenses. Many of the fosters in our care have been adopted out and returned because of a variety of problems. ZuZu’s orneriness means she’s often overlooked by adopters, Abby is fearful and wishes she had ZuZu’s confidence, Zoey will always be food-obsessed after coming to us from the SPCA because of an animal cruelty/starvation case, blind Hemmy was found dog-paddling for his life at the bottom of a water-filled hole, and Scooby will scratch and cry at the door if left alone.

“As a foster we pay for grooming, flea and tick preventative, wee pads, treats and toys — expenses that quickly add up when you’ve got a half dozen cuties to take care of. That’s why we’re so thrilled that Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas partners with Greater Good and Rescue Bank. When we received food from the COVID relief truck #4059 back in August, without even having to pay the handling fee, it was a gift from heaven. Not only was the donated food high quality and abundant, but it helped stretch my foster parent dollars further. We are so grateful for the support and generosity of both Greater Good and Rescue Bank! Please see our photograph of ZuZu and Abby (top row); Zoey, Hemmy and Scooby (bottom row); and hanging out on her favorite red chair, Precious. Sweet Precious has since passed away because of cancer, and even though she was already blind and over ten years old when we met her, I know she will find me in heaven because of the good care I was able to provide in her golden years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” — Susie Tommaney