Lynne Ouchida, HSCO’s the community outreach manager, sat down with us to talk about a favorite subject: Freekibble donations, and how she no longer worries about how to feed the 4,000 cats and dogs in HSCO’s care each year. “Freekibble,” she says, “has truly helped us weather the difficult economic times the past three years.”
“When the delivery truck arrives, everyone smiles,” Ouchida says. “I call Mimi and tell her that Halo has arrived, and she comes to HSCO to help put the food on our shelves.
“In today’s economy,” she continues, “it warms our hearts to know our pet food shelves are filled with Halo pet food.”
And it warms these homeless dogs’ and cats’ constitutions. “When animals first arrive at the shelter, they are nervous and stressed,” Ouchida says. “It’s remarkable how palatable the animals find Halo food. We appreciate the luxury of feeding a consistent, super premium diet to our animals.
“Our veterinarian and staff know that if there are symptoms of illness, it is NOT due to change in diet,” she continues.
“Freekibble and Halo are truly saving lives by providing the best food possible for homeless animals at a time when they need care and protection. Proper nutrition speeds the process to recovery and good health.”
“Mimi’s initial motivation to create Freekibble was to feed the shelter pets at the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Since then, Lynne has become her biggest influence in animal welfare, and educated Mimi early on in the importance and benefits of feeding the shelter animals a high quality, natural food. Mimi and all of us at Freekibble are completely committed to this mission… and we’ve seen the difference a quality food like Halo’s makes in the lives of these animals.” states Mimi’s dad Kelly Ausland.