Shelter Pets Get Thousands of Free Bowls of Halo Pet Food, Thanks to Oscar Nominees


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 Winsswag 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 and  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!”


Bond, adoptable dog with Rescue From The Hart

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.”

Rosie, adoptable cat at KittyKind


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.”



Waldo, adoptable dog at Second Chance Dog Rescue

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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Lisa Blanck

Writing articles about animals for more than 22 years, she dove into the rescue world with the onset of Hurricane Katrina. As an outspoken advocate for animals, she's covered everything from paws to hooves, fins to feathers. She was the Orlando Animal Rescue and Worldwide Animal Issues Examiner for seven years. She's always thinking pawsitive, looking for ways to improve the lives of animals. She lives with one dog, one cat and one patient human. She welcomes your suggestions and is thrilled to be part of the family!


  1. Mongoose218 says:

    WOW! Rosie the cat above could be twin of my cat!

  2. Mongoose218 says:

    GREAT!!!! Ironically (or not!) my dog eats Halo’s Spots stew, seems to love it! BUT I mix in some dry dog food with it, which she DOESN’T like so much!

    My cat gets Royal Canin, low calorie dry food…..and one small can a day of some type of cat food (she’s picky so I have to keep alternating!)

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