Skechers announced on April 15 that it had contributed over $5.45 million to animal welfare agencies affected by coronavirus. The company’s donations are from its BOBS Skechers collection and has helped save an estimated one million dogs and cats due to help for shelters and agencies.

The company announced a $509,000 donation to the Petco Foundation, a foundation operated by Petco that supports 4,000 animal welfare programs.

“Many in the country are working from home or are under stay-at-home orders and are feeling isolated. Adopting an animal can make the difference,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Consumers love the comfortable styles and give-back message of BOBS from Skechers. We’re grateful that through their purchases, we’ve been able to donate $509,000 already in 2020, help thousands of animal welfare agencies during this challenging time and enable them to offer companionship to all of those people who are sheltering in place across our nation.”

“Skechers is truly making a difference,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Foundation. “Animal welfare organizations across the country have been forced to innovate and operate in new ways, including mobilizing record numbers of foster homes to care for pets to support social distancing measures while saving animal lives. Thanks to BOBS, many of our organizations can continue their lifesaving work and connect their shelter pets with those who would like to adopt them.”

Skechers has been supporting animal welfare charities and causes since 2016. Learn more about pets and coronavirus, including transmitting the virus to pets, how to adopt a pet during social distancing, shelters struggling during coronavirus, and the man that fostered 100 dogs during coronavirus crisis.

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