Stella & Chewy's, a premium, natural pet food company, is celebrating Giving Tuesday by donating more than $250,000 worth of dog food to the Oregon Humane Society - an organization that played an integral role in saving nearly 150 animals that were displaced by the surging west coast wildfires earlier this year. The donation of 3,336 bags of kibble is equivalent to 417,000 meals, helping ensure dogs taken in by the Oregon Humane Society will have more than enough food throughout the holiday season and into 2021. The Oregon Humane Society currently has close to 500 pets in its care and helps 11,000 pets find new homes each year.
"Stella & Chewy's is committed to supporting animal shelters and rescue organization across the country that are devoted to improving the lives of pets in need through our Journey Home Fund program," said Marie Moody, Founder of Stella & Chewy's. "We're fortunate to be in a position to be able to help and we're happy to be working with the Oregon Humane Society for Giving Tuesday during this challenging year."
Bags of kibble from the Stella & Chewy's donation will also be given out at the Oregon Humane Society's Giving Tuesday pet food bank, which provides free pet food to community members in need, including those facing economic hardships due to the pandemic.
"We're so grateful for this generous gift from Stella & Chewy's, as it will make a direct positive impact on the dogs in our care, and for pet-owners in the community," said Sharon Harmon, President and CEO of Oregon Humane Society. "This year has brought so many challenges but OHS has continued to help animals in need and provide essential services."
Stella & Chewy's has long been committed to helping animals. The company established its Journey Home Fund program to bring awareness to the awesomeness of adult and senior pet adoption. As part of the Journey Home Fund, every purchase helps feed adult and senior shelter pets. Since 2018, the company has donated more than 1.5 million meals to shelters and rescues and continues to donate a minimum of 250,000 meals each year. For more information about Stella & Chewy's, visit stellaandchewys.com.
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