American Humane Rescues Pets from Hurricane Florence Flood Waters

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American Humane - Hurricane Florence

When natural disasters strike, we are comforted to know—and honored to support—the organizations that devote themselves to helping our pets.

As residents in the Carolinas fled inland for safety in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, American Humane’s first responders headed straight for the targeted areas and successfully evacuated animals from shelters along the South Carolina coast before the storm hit. Once Florence did its damage, American Humane sent in its Northeast rescue vehicle to help with water rescues in severely flooded spots. Working alongside Code 3 Associates, American Humane used rescue boats in the flood waters to reach animals that needed their help.

We at Halo are relieved to have such courageous, dedicated people working hard for animals in need, and are proud that Halo Pet Foundation supports American Humane.

Shelter Pets Are Eating Halo Thanks to Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org

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Pumpkin from Stray Cat Alliance

Thanks to YOU, our Halo customers, those who play Freekibble.com and our partners at GreaterGood.org, last month we made a BIG impact to care for lots of animals in need. With your help, we were able to:

  • Donate nearly 32 million pieces of HALO kibble, feeding 10s of 1000s of shelter pets Halo pet food
  • Donate 120,427 scoops of Fresh Step litter to care for shelter cats and kittens
  • Fund $51,250.00 to support Soldiers Saving Puppies in war zones.
  • Fly 100s of pets to safety thanks to Flights to Freedom
  • Help a puppy named Rylee walk again
  • Help a dog named Henri see again
  • Vaccinate over 4,700 shelter pets through the Kibble Plus program

A heartfelt thank you for your continued support and for helping Halo change the way companion animals are fed and farm animals are raised…for the better!

Making a WHOLE Lot of Difference: Stray Cat Alliance

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The Stray Cat Alliance seeks to save cats—including kittens—from the unwelcome distinction of being the most killed animal in US shelters. Thanks to cat food donations that come from Halo’s partnership with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org, Stray Cat Alliance’s programs are making a difference in outcomes for cats and communities in Los Angeles and communities throughout Southern California.

Here’s what Stray Cat Alliance had to say about a recent Halo Pets donation:

“The support that your contribution of food made to our work impacted an estimated 5,000 meals for the animals we serve. The second largest cost for Stray Cat Alliance after medical care is food. We help thousands of kittens, cats and feeders throughout Southern California. Food is key to survival of our cats in a variety of settings – on the streets, in foster homes and in our care. Being able to provide food to those who foster animals and community cats has a huge relief on our budget and provides a big incentive to volunteers who save cats and kittens in collaboration with us.

This donation of dry food was used in a variety of ways:

  • Fosters: At any one time we support 400-1,000 foster cats and the people who take care of them. Our primary foster program is the Safe-at-Home kitten program. Through that program we saved a quarter or 564 of the kittens who were surrendered to the South LA Shelter in 2017. This year, we’re on track to do about 800 kittens in that program alone.
  • Community members who feed feral colonies.
  • At our headquarters for the adult cats we have in our care. Our photos show our office cat Pumpkin, a senior cat who was rescued from Orange County. He has his own Instagram Bitemepumpkin.

Pumpkin is representative of many of the animals we save – abandoned and facing death. Pumpkin has some behavioral issues and was returned to the shelter at a senior age. Adoption of senior cats is low. We also get kittens who have been orphaned and would be killed the day they come to a shelter. And, community cats who fend for themselves on the streets.”

Thank you Stray Cat Alliance for making a WHOLE lot of difference for pets in your community.

When you choose Halo pet food, made from real WHOLE meat, poultry, or fish, and NO “meat meal” of ANY kind, 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.

Why Are So Many People Adopting Senior Dogs?

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The word is out! While cute little puppies are hard to resist, more and more people are leaving shelters with senior dogs in tow—lovable, loyal, life-wise companions. Here’s why:

All the love without all the ….
Senior dogs already know how to cuddle—they also already know where NOT to go to the bathroom and what NOT to chew on.

Walks over workouts…
Senior dogs don’t have nearly as much energy to burn as puppies or even adult dogs, but they will help you get your steps in each day.

Built-in experience…
Unlike puppies, many senior dogs already know basic commands and basic courtesies of living in a house with people.

Plays well with all others…
Life experience and lower energy levels make older dogs great companions for all ages. They have the patience to take on toddlers and the temperament to soothe seniors.

Unconditional love and unending gratitude…
It’s easy to spoil a puppy, but senior dogs don’t take their second chances for granted. They know they’ve been saved and are forever grateful.

If you have a senior dog in your home, remember that older dogs love dinner time as much as any hungry puppy, but they need fewer calories and less fat to match their lower metabolism and reduced activity levels. Be sure to look for a senior dog food that is formulated to meet their needs. As dogs get older they may lose some of their sense of smell, so the enticing aroma of wet dog food for senior dogs may also be a good choice to help them empty their bowl.

 

What’s the Hottest Challenge That’s Giving Dogs Even More Internet Fame?

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Snoot Challenge

Photo credit: Pets Insider

Want to make your pooch a pro at the Snoot Challenge?

1. Use your fingers—or your hands—to make a hole big enough for your dog’s nose

2. Hold a mouthwatering, irresistible Liv-A-Littles® treat inside it

3. Watch you send his snoot straight through for his treat

4. Let them know how awesome they are!

 

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