Nylabone to Match Donations Up to $20,000 for America Humane’s Feed the Hungry Fund

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nylabone, the pet industry-leading provider of innovative dog chew toys, chew treats, play toys, and dental solutions since 1955, has collaborated with American Humane for its Feed the Hungry fund—a program that assists animal shelters and rescue groups in providing care for animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout September, Nylabone will donate $20,000 and help build campaign awareness through promoting the Feed the Hungry fund donation page on social media.

Because of the worldwide pandemic, animal shelters and rescues are facing a decrease in contributions and events—two of their main revenue drivers. To help these organizations maintain basic services and necessities, American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund aids in supplying the essential resources that rescues and shelters lack, such as pet food, bedding, and veterinary care for abandoned animals in the United States. Nylabone’s campaign contributions are expected to support thousands of dogs, and the Feed the Hungry fund has already assisted nearly 60 shelter and rescue partners.

“As shelters and rescues face the ripple effects of COVID-19, dogs need our assistance more than ever,” said Glen S. Axelrod, President and CEO of Nylabone® Products. “It’s important to us at Nylabone to continue supporting American Humane during these unprecedented times and help provide animals the essential care they need.”

In addition to teaming up with American Humane for its Feed the Hungry fund, Nylabone has been continually involved with the organization and its Pups4Patriots™ program. This honorable program unites qualified dogs in need of homes and dogs with military veterans suffering from serious—but often unseen—mental or physical trauma, helping them rebuild their lives together. Nylabone donates chew toys to ease these dogs’ journeys as they are trained to lend lifesaving assistance to veterans.

Nylabone supports and donates to hundreds of dog shelters, animal welfare groups, and canine service organizations through the Nylabone Cares program. This initiative gives adoptable dogs the behavioral tools they need to thrive in their forever homes, encourages positive chewing habits, and educates pet parents on why dogs chew.

Learn more about the Nylabone Cares mission at www.nylabone.com/about-us/nylabone-cares.

About Nylabone

Nylabone, the leader in safe, healthy chewing since 1955, crafts the highest-quality chew toys, tastiest chew treats, best play toys, and most innovative dental solutions in the world. A family-operated company, Nylabone has a history of helping pet parents take the best possible care of their dogs. They are committed to developing the very best solutions for destructive chewing, separation anxiety, dental health, and more, helping dogs live fuller, happier lives. Recommended by veterinarians, Nylabone® products encourage a positive relationship between humans and their furry best friends. To put it simply, Nylabone Chews Best! For more information, visit www.nylabone.com.

Nylabone is a subsidiary of California-based Central Garden & Pet Company (Nasdaq: CENT) (Nasdaq: CENTA) and has been the leader in responsible animal care for over 60 years.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, producer and distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, and THE REBELS®; wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, and OVER-N-OUT®; fertilizer and the brands PENNINGTON® and IRONITE®; live plants from BELL NURSERY; outdoor cushions and pillows from ARDEN COMPANIES; and decorative outdoor patio products under the PENNINGTON® brand. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™, COMFORT ZONE®, FARNAM®, HORSE HEALTH™ and VITAFLEX®; aquatics and reptile and the brands AQUEON®, CORALIFE®, SEGREST™ and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, Forti-Diet® and CRITTER TRAIL®; and dog & cat and the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, IMS®, CADET®, DMC™, K&H Pet Products™, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®. We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has over 6,000 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company’s website at www.central.com.

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About American Humane

As of October 9th, for 143 years, American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. The organization is first to serve wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection, or security. Through their innovative leadership initiatives, American Humane sets the standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. For more information about American Humane, go to www.americanhumane.org.

Liz Nunan - Central Garden & Pet Company
925 878 9465 (Mobile)

Source: Nylabone