Nestlé Purina Joins Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI) Steering Committee Business Wire WASHINGTON -- November 28, 2012 Bob Vetere, president of HABRI, on behalf of the HABRI Trustees that include APPA, Pfizer Animal Health and Petco are pleased to welcome John Saguto, Vice President, Pet Specialty Group at Nestlé Purina PetCare to the organization’s Steering Committee. Purina joins 13 additional Steering Committee members all in support of achieving widespread recognition of the human-animal bond and the positive roles animals have on human health. “At Purina, we understand the deep bond and important roles of pets in our lives, because we’re pet lovers and pet parents, too,” Saguto said. “We’ve been helping dogs and cats live happy, healthy lives for more than 80 years, and we are always looking to partner with others who also promote responsible pet care.” As a HABRI Steering Committee member, Purina will help provide executive strategic leadership and support as the organization moves forward to gain recognition that validates the positive roles animals have on the health and wellbeing of families and communities. Purina joins 13 additional Steering Committee members which include: American Humane Association (AHA); American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); Bayer Animal Health; Central Garden and Pet; Hartz; Hill’s Pet Nutrition; Morris Animal Foundation; Natural Balance; PetSafe; PetSmart; Segrest Farms, funded by Allen Levey; Sergeants; and WellPet. Together, with HABRI Association Supporters and founders, they will identify and fund new research topics, promote and engage audiences to use the online research hub – HABRI Central, as well as foster government relations and support to continue research on the benefits of the human-animal bond. “We are pleased to welcome Nestlé Purina to HABRI and are grateful to receive their support and commitment to the study of the human-animal bond,” Vetere said. “Their expertise and influence as one of the industry’s top leaders will greatly help support HABRI’s overall mission to gain widespread recognition of the positive roles animals have in our lives.” To support the organization’s vision and mission, HABRI has established four initial work groups composed of Steering Committee members. The work groups include: Research Work Group; Support Work Group; Government Affairs Work Group; and Communication and Education Work Group. The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI) is a national, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the positive role animals play in the health and well being of people, families and communities. HABRI, in partnership with Purdue University, has also created a comprehensive online research center, HABRI Central. HABRI Central serves as a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly material, an online publishing platform for peer-reviewed content, and a virtual collaborative community for those involved in human-animal studies. Dr. Alan Beck, Director of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for the Human-Animal Bond and Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press, oversees the development of the project. An editorial board of internationally acclaimed experts in the field guides content development to ensure that it remains relevant to the human-animal studies community. For more information on HABRI visit www.habri.org or contact Brooke Gersich at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or executive interviews. About Habri: Founded by The American Pet Product Association (APPA), Petco Animal Supplies Inc., and Pfizer Animal Health, HABRI is a broad coalition of companies, organizations, entities and individuals whose mission is to achieve formal, widespread scientific recognition that validates and supports the positive roles of pets and animals in the integrated health of families and communities, leading to informed decisions in human health. 1155 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC20005 (202) 580-6280 www.habri.org About Nestle Purina: Nestle' Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry, promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri.Nestle' Purina is part of Swiss-based Nestle' S.A., the world's largest food company. Contact: The Impetus Agency Brooke Gersich, 775-322-4022 Brooke@theimpetusagency.com
Nestlé Purina Joins Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI) Steering Committee
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