Subaru of America, Inc. today announced it is the first-ever recipient of the Corporate Compassion Award from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). The Corporate Compassion Award recognizes the automaker’s longstanding commitment and efforts to protect and support pets nationwide. Subaru and the other 2021 ASPCA Humane Award winners will be honored at the virtual Humane Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
“At Subaru, we know that our owners have a passion and love for their pets, but unfortunately not all animals are provided loving homes and families,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “That’s why Subaru and our retailers are proud to help animals in our communities and be long-time supporters and partners with the ASPCA. We are excited to accept the first-ever Corporate Compassion Award on behalf of not only Subaru and our retailers, but also for our Subaru community who is devoted to helping all animals feel safe and loved.”
The annual ASPCA Humane Awards honors people and organizations who have gone above and beyond to support and make significant strides to improve animal welfare, as well animal heroes who help humans or other animals in extraordinary ways. Through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, Subaru and its retailers have supported the health, rescue, transport and adoption of more than 250,000 animals. Dedicated to helping all pets find homes, Subaru drives awareness for the hardest-to-adopt shelter dogs, the older, deaf, blind and “different” dogs that are lovingly called the “Underdogs,” through its annual National Make a Dogs’ Day initiative, celebrated on October 22, reinforcing the automaker’s commitment to be More Than a Car Company.™
“For the past thirteen years, our partnership with Subaru has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable animals around the country,” said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. “We are grateful to Subaru for their sustained commitment to helping animals in need and are proud to honor them with the 2021 ASPCA Corporate Compassion Award.”
For more information on the 2021 Humane Awards, please visit www.ASPCA.org/2021HAL. For more information about Subaru Loves Pets, please visit www.subaru.com/pets and follow #SubaruLovesPets and #MakeADogsDay.