Petbarn (TPG Capital)

As Australians battled bushfires and COVID, almost nine out of 10 pet owners said their pet was helping their mental health in extreme times of uncertainty.

With so many pet owners doing it tough, Petbarn delivered $3 million worth of assistance to help communities, wildlife, pets and their owners.

During the bushfires, they reached outside their normal scope of pets to help injured native wildlife with numerous donations including four tonnes for bird food to feed wild birds. They helped koalas, dingoes and Vets Beyond Borders.

Then as COVID upended communities, Petbarn joined forces with the Animal Rescue Cooperative to deliver the nation’s biggest community pet food donation of 200,000 meals to more than 400 rescue groups. They also launched the ‘act of kindness’ initiative, letting anyone nominate a ‘pet parent’ doing it tough and distributed 4,000 pet care relief packages up to $100 to these pet owners in need.