DID YOU SPOT HALO ON ASPCA.ORG?

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We were excited to see our new banner on ASPCA.org. Not only is the ASPCA a great force in the animal welfare world, but they operate a shelter in New York City.

To make it even better, the ASPCA shelter is one of our ongoing shelter partners through Freekibble.com. We love that we’re able to help this fantastic organization because of you.

You can spot the Halo and Freekibble.com banner at www.ASPCA.org/parents.

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DR. DONNA SPECTOR: HALLOWEEN PET SAFETY TIPS

2011-Halloween-Pet-Costume-Photo-Contest-mdnHalloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults; however, the scary creatures, silly costumes, decorations and treats can be frightening and even dangerous for dogs and cats.

I recommend following these guidelines to keep your pet safe and stress-free this Halloween:

• Who doesn’t love a pet in costume? You may, but your pet may feel differently. If your pet seems stressed by the costume, remove it for their own safety.

• Make sure your pet’s costume is comfortable and doesn’t obstruct vision, hearing, or restrict movement. Avoid tying anything around your pet’s neck to prevent choking or strangling. Make sure the costume has no small parts or pieces that may be easily chewed off and swallowed.

• To minimize chances of an accident, add reflective tape to your pets costume if they will be out after dark.

Click here to read Dr. Donnas’ complete list of Pet Safety Tips for Halloween.

This post originally appeared on October 28, 2013.

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HALO AND FRIENDS ARE HELPING PETS FLY TO NEW HOMES

LoveAnimalsLogoWe’re excited about the newest episode of Shelter Me, a fantastic show that we sponsor. Shelter Me is a series airing on PBS that celebrates shelter pets. As you may know, some parts of the United States are tougher than others when it comes to new pets finding homes.

Shelter Me’s fourth episode “New Beginnings” spotlights a group of pets moving from crowded shelters in the Los Angeles area to the northwest where they’ll have a chance at a new life.

But how do you get pets from crowded shelters to shelters with room if the two are far away? Wings of Rescue is the answer. These volunteer pilots fly pets to areas where they are more easily adopted.

wor_logo_flag_inset_1Halo and Freekibble.com are working with our friends at LoveAnimals.org and Shelter Me to help these pets in need. Our sponsorship of Shelter Me, made possible by you, is showcasing these pets and bringing much-needed publicity to shelter pets.

Wings of Rescue is raising money through LoveAnimals.org to provide more of these life-saving flights.

However, again because of you, we’re able to sponsor LoveAnimals.org which means that all donations are able to go directly to Wings of Rescue.

You’ve done even more! Halo, with our friends at Freekibble.com, is not only helping the shelter in Los Angeles, but we’re donating 10,000 meals of Halo food to Kootenai Humane Society, the shelter that will help these pups find their forever homes.

Those sponsorships and meals are all made possible because of you! Thank you for supporting Halo and allowing us to help pets.

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CAT SAVES HOME FROM GOING UP IN FLAMES

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Tilly the tabby cat had only been living with her new family for three weeks before she saved their home from destruction.

According to Channel 7 News Matt Clayton and his wife and kids in Blackburn, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia had recently adopted Tilly, who was a scrappy, beat up stray and new mom to four kittens.

One morning, Clayton and Tilly were alone in the house when Tilly started acting strangely. Clayton says Tilly kept looking at him, looking at one particular spot on the ceiling and meowing incessantly.

Click here to read the complete story.

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“SHELTER ME: NEW BEGINNINGS” THIS WEEK IN BOSTON, TUCSON, SAN ANTONIO AND MORE

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Shelter Me: New Beginnings”, the fourth episode of the inspiring national PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.

Halo, dedicated to raising awareness about pet adoption, has also proudly sponsored the previous three episodes, each hosted by leading actors and animal advocates, including: Katherine Heigl, Jane Lynch, and Edie Falco.

Hosted by actor and animal advocate Allison Janney, the one-hour emotionally-charged fourth episode focuses on two stories, including an aircraft transport of 120 shelter dogs to loving homes as well as a nationally recognized animal trainer who is implementing a first of its kind doggie play groups in overcrowded city shelters.

The “Shelter Me” series was created by filmmaker Steven Latham, who wants to break down the negative perceptions and stigmas of public animal shelters and help people realize that shelter pets make the best pets.

“Shelter Me: New Beginnings” (Ep. 4) Premieres on PBS

Here is this week’s airing schedule:

ARIZONA
Tucson, AZ
KUAT
Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 8 pm

CALIFORNIA
Santa Rosa, CA
KRCB
Monday, October 27 at 9 pm

San Mateo, CA
KCSM
Sunday, November 2 8 pm (#101)

KENTUCKY
Bowling Green, KY
WKYU
Sunday, November 2 at 11 am

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston, MA
WGBH
Sunday, November 2 at 6 pm

MICHIGAN
Marquette, MI
WNMU
Thursday, October 30 at 8 pm
Friday, October 31 at 12 pm

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV)
Sunday, November 2 at 6 pm

NEW YORK
Syracuse, NY
WCNY
Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm

TEXAS
San Antonio, TX
KLRN World
Monday, October 27 at 9 pm

KLRN
Thursday, October 30 at 8 pm

Dallas, TX
KERA
Monday, October 27 at 11 pm

El Paso, TX
KCOS
Sunday, November 2 at 1 pm

Click here for the complete schedule of Shelter Me: New Beginnings.

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