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Pet Food News
on June 24, 2011

Ellen DeGeneres' Halo petfood awards US disaster relief grants

Halo Pet Foundation donates US$70,000 to southern US animal welfare organizations

Ellen DeGeneres’ Halo holistic petfood Pet Foundation donated US$70,000 in disaster relief grants to eight animal welfare groups, in response to tornados and flooding in the southern US.

Grant recipients include Noah’s Wish, a nationwide group; Save our Pets Food Bank and SOS Club in Georgia; Arkansans for Animals in Arkansas; Blount County Animal Shelter and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Alabama; Paws, Claws ‘N More Rescue in Kentucky; and McKamey Animal Center in Tennessee. Funds for the disaster relief grants were raised at the 3rd Annual PETCO Foundation Gala.

“We’re thrilled to support these community leaders providing for the animals and people still in need after these disasters,” said Steve Marton, Halo chief executive and Halo Pet Foundation board member. “We’re very thankful for the support of our friends at the Petco Foundation, their many donors and our own Ellen DeGeneres, who is tireless in lending her voice and support to animals in need.”

In addition, Halo's nonprofit partner, Freekibble.com, donated hundreds of thousands of meals of Halo Spot's Stew to shelters, rescues and food banks in the southern US.

"It is so amazing to be able to help the people and pets in the South that have been struggling after the storms," said Freekibble founder, Mimi Ausland. "It makes me very happy to know that the Halo Pet Foundation is now sending money to these awesome groups … they do incredible work and need all the help they can get!”

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