“14 Days of Rescue Love” program delivers 400K bowls of food to pets in need
February is the month of love and what better way to love homeless pets than to feed them nourishing, healthy food?
During February 1-14, Halo Purely for Pets, in partnership with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org, is hosting their fifth annual Kibble Drop. The 2016 Kibble Drop “14 Days of Rescue Love” tour will make stops across North America, delivering more than 400,000 bowls of healthy, nutritious Valentine’s Day love to homeless pets.
At each Kibble Drop location, shelters and rescues will receive a food donation on behalf of Freekibble.com visitors and Halo customers, who make the Kibble Drop possible simply by playing Freekibble.com or by purchasing Halo pet food.
After the people who adopt them, what pets love most is real meat. Shelter pets receiving these donations will dine on Halo’s new Freeze-Dried kiblets, and Halo Spot’s Stew dry food, using only real meats, like cage-free chicken, wild-caught salmon and New Zealand Lamb – without any rendered animal feed products like chicken meal or by-product meal.
Halo retailers have generously agreed to host “Rescue Love” events across the country, where rescues and shelters will pick up their Freekibble.com donation of Halo, and store customers can receive prizes and giveaways.
“Our customers show their pets love by feeding them the very best,” says Halo CEO Steve Marton. “We’re thrilled to partner with our retailers across North America to show the same love to shelter pets.”
Since 2008, Freekibble.com has donated 16.3 million bowls of food to shelters and rescues. As Freekibble.com’s official pet food sponsor since 2010, Halo donates the kibble distributed to shelters and rescues throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“It makes me happy to know we’re feeding so many homeless dogs and cats Halo pet food. It’s the best and I know it makes a big difference in their quality of life while they wait for their forever homes,” says Mimi Ausland, Freekibble.com founder.
The annual Kibble Drops provide homeless pets the highest quality food possible, helping shelter pets look and feel their best, and find their forever homes. In fact, in a recent survey of 85 shelter professionals, 75 percent said the quality of Halo pet food “definitely helps” dogs and cats to get adopted.
“High quality food is critically important for shelter pets because it impacts their overall health,” affirms GreaterGood.org Executive Director, Liz Baker. “A well-nourished pet is a happy pet!”
And, consumers can join in to help their favorite shelter or rescue, too! The “14 Days of Rescue Love” tour kicks off with a contest in which pet lovers can send in a story about their favorite adopted pet in order to win one of two 5,000-bowl donations to the shelter or rescue of their choice. Winners will be announced on February 14. Learn more and enter here: http://halopets.com/14-days-of-rescue-love-contest/
Donation events throughout the 14 days will be held at Dave’s Soda in Springfield, Mass.; Pet Supply in Fountain Valley, Calif.; All Paws in Wichita, Kans.; Whole Pets Market in Austin, Tex.; Bridges Pet & Water Gardens in Snohomish, Wash.; PetSmart Canada in Vancouver, B.C.; Pet Food Warehouse in St. Petersburg, Fla.; and at shelters in Pittsboro, N.C.; Bend, Oreg.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Parlier, Calif; Macon, Ga.; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. and, in partnership with Pet Food Express, San Francisco, Calif.
For more information on the “14 Days of Rescue Love” tour, visit: http://halopets.com/14days/