Halo’s Director of Sourcing Helps Launch Conservation Effort

Dave Carter, Halo Pets Director of Sourcing

We’re proud that Halo’s own Director of Sourcing and Ingredient Stewardship Dave Carter is helping launch this important conservation effort!

Excerpts from the Major Bison Restoration Campaign Launch press release:

One million bison, one continent and one cohesive commitment to bison herd restoration. If the bison industry achieves its goal, the North American bison herd will swell to 1 million strong by 2027. This aggressive growth goal was announced at the 2017 International Bison Conference as the “Bison 1 Million” campaign.  More than 600 bison ranchers, producers, marketers and enthusiasts were in the capacity audience when National Bison Association executive director Dave Carter announced this new and audacious brass ring for bison herd expansion.

Representatives of The National Bison Association (NBA), Canadian Bison Association (CBA), InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are participating in the formal announcement today as a demonstration of the collaborative commitment to bison restoration among private ranchers, public herd managers, tribal leaders, conservationists, government agencies and other stakeholders in the United States and Canada. 

“Six years ago, many of us came together in the successful campaign to establish bison as the National Mammal of the United States. Today, we are reaffirming our commitment to continue to work together to restore bison in commercial, conservation and cultural herds across North America,” said Dave Carter, executive director for the National Bison Association.  “In the coming months, each of our partners will be providing outreach education on the activities that will help promote the continued restoration of bison on private, public and tribal lands,” Carter added.”

Read more about the major bison restoration campaign.

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Good Job, Lil BUB!

Lil BUB and Halo Pet food

Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” Lil BUB has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 on my show CAT CHAT® about their lovely book, “Lil BUB’s Lil Book.” HERE’S that interview. Mike was the co-author of the book and has been the constant companion to this sweet little special needs kitty. He was told when he adopted her that her chances of a full life were slim. He didn’t care: he loved her sweet little face with her sticky-out tongue and her loving disposition.

Now all these years later they are going strong as a remarkable public pair of feline celebrities, showing up to encourage all good things for cats, especially adoption.

I was pretty excited to learn that Lil BUB has partnered with a pet food company for the first time ever, which was announced at CatCon. And that company is Halo, America’s best-loved holistic pet food! You probably already know that Halo is the company I’ve chosen for the only kibble I’ll feed my own dogs – and now even more so, because their new formulations go a step further they Halo is sourcing their ingredients exclusively from non-GMO farms and using only certified humanely raised meat ingredients.

I thought I’d share this sweet, genuine video Mike made to explain why he chose Halo to feed his little girl.

Tracie HotchnerTracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK®  (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.

Dog Film Festival - Tracie HotchnerTracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.

Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.

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The Most Amazing Cat on the Planet Partners with Halo

We’re proud to be partnering with The Most Amazing Cat on the Planet, Lil BUB, to support our launch and the importance of a WHOLE meat diet with OrigiNative (humanely sourced) protein and non-GMO vegetables. Last month Lil BUB shared the news with her followers.

Follow Lil BUB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Remember, when you choose America’s Best Loved Holistic Brand, Halo feeds it forward (#HaloFeeditForward), donating a bowl of Halo to shelter pets every time consumers buy, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United StatesFreekibble.com and  GreaterGood.org.

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Adopted Senior Cat Keeps Owner Safe from Blackouts

Lunar helps Ali from having blackouts

There are all sorts of theories as to why cats seem to have a special talent for getting in the way of their people. According to the Eastern Daily Press, Lunar, a gray cat in Norfolk, UK, does it to protect her owner, Ali Coles, from dangerous blackouts.

Ali Coles adopted 13-year-old Lunar from Cats Protection in October 2016. Ali shared with Eastern Daily Press that she uses a wheelchair. When Ali noticed that Lunar regularly got in her way when Ali needed to stand, the 29-year-old “thought she was just being annoying,” Ali said. However, that soon changed. Ali told reporters that “I realized she’d do it [before] every time I fainted.”

Ali described it further, saying “Whenever I’m about to suffer a blackout, Lunar will come and sit on me in such a way that I can’t stand up. Or if I’m already standing up, she will stand on my feet and refuse to move.” Lunar’s perceptive actions prepare Ali for the blackout. Ali explained, “If I’m sitting or lying down, then I’m less likely to injure myself when I black out.”

Read the complete story.

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WHOLE Lot of Difference: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary

Blind Cat Rescue

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary is a lifetime cat care sanctuary located in St. Pauls, North Carolina (USA). In 2005, they built their first building as a safe place for blind cats who were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters and were going to be euthanized because they were blind. In 2011, they built a second shelter to provide a safe place for Leukemia positive (FELV+) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV+) cats who otherwise would be killed because they tested positive for these viruses.

Halo is proud to partner with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org to make a WHOLE lot of difference for shelter pets together.

Here’s what Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary had to say about a recent Halo Pets treat donation:

“[The donation] provided us high quality treats for the cats. The cats are enjoying the treats and the visitors who come enjoy giving them to the cats. 

Griffin is a big boy who loves to eat but high carb foods are bad for him. The Halo treats are just chicken so he is thrilled to have treats again.

WIFI is a blind kitty who enjoys treats too. He thinks these are purrfect.

Thank you! The cats are enjoying the chicken :)”

 Thank you Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary for making a WHOLE lot of difference for pets in your community.

When you choose Halo pet food, made from natural, whole food ingredients, your pet won’t be the only one with a radiant coat, clear eyes and renewed energy. Halo feeds it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls annually. As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy. Thank you for helping #HaloFeeditForward

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