When we heard about the push to build a U.S Army K-9 Memorial to honor Multi-Purpose Canines (MPC) at the Ranger Regimental Headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia, we instantly knew we wanted to support it.
Blackwood has been involved with first responder and law enforcement K-9 units through our K-9 Feeding Program for several years. Just recently, we’ve expanded our efforts to supply a free bag of our pet food each month to K-9 units across the United States.
Earlier this month, Blackwood Pet Foods’ Jeff Bateman presented a check to the The Military K-9 Memorial organization.
“As a veteran, it means a lot knowing Blackwood cares about the bigger picture,” said Bateman. “It’s certainly reflected in our support of our U.S. Army K-9s, as well as K-9 officers across the country.”
“It’s an honor to contribute to this effort that pays tribute to dogs that’ve given their own lives protecting their handlers and our country, said Matthew Golladay, president of BrightPet Nutrition Group, Blackwood’s parent company.
We will continue to update the organization’s efforts and are proud to help support the construction of this memorial. By the way, we invite you to view their Facebook page and read some very touching stories about the K9s and their sacrifices.