This weekend, Hollywood celebrities are jumping at the chance to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. The motion picture industry is celebrating the 89th Academy Awards ceremony and Oscar-nominated stars in the top-five categories receive a special ‘Everybody Wins‘ swag bag. Inside, along with offers for high dollar vacation packages and luxury car rental vouchers, is a certificate from Halo, Purely for Pets®, entitling each recipient to donate 10,000 free bowls of Halo natural pet food to the animal shelter or rescue of their choice!
Halo has been feeding it forward for decades, providing 1.5 million bowls of Halo to shelter pets annually. For the swag bag bonanza, Halo partnered with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org. According to Lash Fury, curator of Distinctive Assets, the group who puts together the swag bag, the Halo certificate is, “the most redeemed item in the history of doing this!”
Celebrities who have participated in this fantastic program include Tom Hardy, who tapped Rescue From the Hart in Van Nuys, CA for his donation, after his nomination for The Revenant. The rescue explains,
“By not having to pay for quality dog food, more donations have been able to be allocated towards medical care and thus given us the ability to save more dogs.”
Lenny Abramson, Director of the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Room, gave his 10,000 bowls to NY’s KittyKind. Last April, the organization distributed 136 bags of high-quality, salmon-flavored Halo Spot’s Stew (1,168 pounds of food!!), to over 20 colony caretakers. According to KittyKind,
“This distribution is helping to feed OVER 1,000 COMMUNITY CATS! On Saturday, we worked together to make a difference for some of NYC’s biggest heroes.”
Ethan Hawke made a huge difference in the lives of pets who found rescue with San Diego’s Second Chance Dog Rescue, an extremely successful all-foster rescue, who saves animals from shelters and takes in owner surrenders.
No matter who goes home with the Oscar, Halo is happy to support generous nominees who continue to show the love to shelter pets, including the adorable adoptables in this story.
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