Officials at Ziwi USA Inc. announced in early February that they would cover all dog adoption costs at the Kansas City Pet Project (KC Pet Project), a nonprofit animal shelter based in Kansas City, Mo. move is how the company is celebrating its partnership with Derrick Nnadi, a defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, who has supported the pet shelter community for the past few years, officials said.
“After seeing how Derrick supported the KC Pet Project by covering dog adoption costs over the past year [football] season and how he covered all dog adoptions in the shelter after their Super Bowl  winning, we knew it was a cause we wanted to be a part of, âsaid Mary Helen Horn, president and CEO of Ziwi USA, a New Zealand manufacturer of air-dried pet food. “Derrick believes every dog ââdeserves a home and we believe every dog ââdeserves the best when it comes to nutrition.”
The adoption campaign will cover the adoption costs to allow more than 80 dogs to find their new homes forever, for a total of over $ 12,000 in adoption costs, as well as the receipt of a bag- gift comprising products and other essentials for pets from Ziwi, according to officials.
âKC Pet Project adopts over 7,800 pets per year, so we depend on these amazing collaborations to find homes for the animals that come to our shelter,â said Tori Fugate, KC Pet Project communications manager. “We saw a tremendous response to Derrick Nnadi’s generosity in finding homes for all of our dogs in the shelter following last year’s Super Bowl victory, and we are delighted that his foundation, along with Ziwi, has helped dozens of dogs to find homes this season. “
Nnadi said, âZiwi understands what it is, and that is to find these dogs their forever homes. It means a lot to them to step up and cover their adoption costs for this year. “
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