At the SPCA of Westchester, there is one thing the kennel staff, trainers and veterinarian all agree on. “Halo is great, because it’s so high quality,” says Lisa Bonanno, the public relations and events manager for the Briarcliff Manor, New York-based rescue. “The more natural it is, the healthier it is. That’s huge.”

Thanks to, Bonanno and her colleagues have a lot of dogs eating a lot of Halo upon which they draw their conclusions.

For the last 2 1/2 years, the WSPCA has received large donations to feed the 100 to 150 dogs they can have at a time. They now receive 3,000 pounds of Halo, Purely for Pets Spot’s Stew every two months, the sole source of nutrition for these lucky pups.

In addition to the dogs’ overall health and shinier coats, the donations from Freekibble have another important benefit to the group, the only humane society in Westchester county empowered to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty. “Knowing we have consistent food coming in, it’s one less thing to worry about,” says Bonanno. “The money we would have to spend on dog food goes to so many other things to help the animals. We couldn’t ask for a better partnership.”

“The Westchester SPCA is one of the very first shelters we chose to feed because of the amazing work they do saving and taking care of homeless animals.” Says Freekibble’s Mimi Ausland. “We know that the quality food we donate to them makes such a big difference… and that makes us happy!”

Since Westchester is a no-kill rescue, their dog head count can soar overnight, since part of the WSPCA’s mission is to take in dogs from high kill shelters. When that happens, “the Halo really comes in handy,” she says, noting there’s a comfort in knowing that high-quality food is always on hand.

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