Wild Calling Pet Food files for bankruptcy protection

Wild Calling Pet Food, a Colorado, USA-based cat and dog food company, filed for bankruptcy protection on October 25.

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Wild Calling Pet Food, a Colorado, USA-based cat and dog food company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 25, reported Business Den. In court documents, Wild Calling listed more than US$4.5 million in unsecured claims.

Wild Calling markets their dog and cat foods as natural with high meat inclusion. The formulations use ingredients such as elk, kangaroo, trout, bison, rabbit, poultry and beef. Their pet foods are sold in pet specialty stores. The dog and cat foods are also sold on Chewy.com.

History of Wild Calling

Wild Calling’s CEO Tim Peterson founded the company in 2012, along with other members of his family.

In January, Wild Calling filed paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission stating that the company had raised. US$1.9 million in funding, with US$2 million still available for investors.

In August, Wild Calling sold their warehouse in Greeley, Colorado, which they built in 2012, reported the Greeley Tribune. The 40,000 square foot building was sold because of a favorable real estate market, said Peterson. Wild Calling contracted to lease the warehouse for seven years after the sale.

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