News Animal Health Firm To The Rescue



Animal health firm to the rescue
29th March 2016

By Karen Pickwick

Henry Schein Animal Health UK has donated food and other products – including bedding, bowls, toys, and accessories – to support local pets and farm animals that were hit by Storm Desmond in Cumbria late last year.

The donation came after HSAH, whose Dumfries head office is only about 60 miles from Cumbria, asked Cumbria County Council and local fire and rescue services how it could help. Many people impacted by the storm and the resulting flooding were temporarily relocated and unable to take their pets with them, forcing many animals into temporary rescue centres or into the homes of friends and family.

After learning that volunteers at a relief distribution site in Penrith were in need of supplies for these animals, a team from HSAH filled a van with pet food, bedding and other products and delivered it to the site. The donations were then distributed to communities throughout the county, including the rural areas of Eamont Bridge and Glenridding. 

“When natural disasters occur, it is incumbent upon all of us to provide whatever care and support is necessary to help and protect our friends and neighbors, and that includes the animals upon which we rely so heavily for companionship and security,” said David Hinton, managing director, Henry Schein Animal Health.

“This donation is a prime example of Henry Schein’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves and we hope that we were able to help provide these brave animals with some semblance of comfort during this trying time.”

Henry Schein Animal Health UK is a leading supplier of veterinary products and services in the UK. The global business was founded in 1921 as Dunlops and today employs nearly 19,000 people and serves more than a million customers. It is based in Melville, New York and has operations or affiliates in 33 countries.