Neogen, in response to the widespread damage caused by recent hurricanes in parts of the U.S., is donating animal safety products to affected areas as part of the company’s ongoing goal to support the health and welfare of companion animals and livestock.
Donated items come from several of Neogen’s comprehensive product lines to assist caretakers in multiple areas of need, including cleaners and disinfectants to ensure safe and clean environments for animals, and latex gloves to protect the health of veterinarians and other volunteers.
“Neogen is committed to the safety and health of companion animals, livestock and the people who care for them,” said Neogen’s Elizabeth Proctor, who helped to organize the efforts. “With the devastating impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma likely to cause long-lasting effects, now is the time to band together and support one another.”
In addition to the company’s donations, Neogen employees have teamed up with the Texas Equine Veterinary Association to raise funds and collect useful items needed by those who have taken in displaced animals, such as feed, bedding, cleaning supplies, dog and cat treats, toys, shampoos and more.
“We plan to help in whatever way we can, and sending goods directly to those in need is the most straightforward way of accomplishing that,” said Proctor. “Our hearts go out to all who were impacted by the storms.”
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect food-borne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in worldwide biosecurity products, animal genomics testing, and the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and veterinary instruments.