For the third year in a row, Freekibble.com and Ellen DeGeneres’ natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, will make the holidays brighter for homeless dogs and cats across the nation.
The holiday kibble drop kicked in Raleigh, NC and will wrap up next week in Los Angeles on December 17. A grand total of 500,000 meals will be delivered to shelters and rescues in 12 cities.
As part of the “Inspire Tour,” 5-8 shelters will receive a substantial food donation in honor of a special, inspirational pets and people in each Kibble Drop location.
- In Raleigh, the Wake County SPCA and all of the people who recently worked hard to rescue 30 dogs from a North Carolina Puppy Mill.
- Dodger in Westchester, an abandoned, senior dog, seemed like he’d never know happiness again until John Iannuzzi and his wife adopted him. A year later, he’s thriving and enjoying his golden years in bliss.
- Jeffery and Jermaine in Philly, two puppies found wandering the streets. Jeffrey’s blind and Jermaine his “seeing eye dog.” Operation Ava found them the perfect forever home together.
“Supporting shelters is part of our company’s mission,” says Halo CEO Steve Marton. “We are inspired by the stories of hope and love we hear every day – and want to honor those pets, pet owners and organizations who exemplify the incredible bond we have with our pets.”
Halo retail partners in many of the cities along the Kibble Drop route have generously provided a place where area shelters and rescues can meet the truck and pick up their Freekibble.com donation of Halo’s Spot’s Stew natural pet food.
“This year is the Third Annual Holiday Kibble Drop and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” says Mimi Ausland, Freekibble.com founder. “It makes me feel great to know that so many homeless dogs and cats will be getting healthy, nutritious meals over the holidays. I hope the Kibble Drop will also inspire people to help shelter pets and to think of other ways they can make an impact on animals’ lives.”
2013 Kibble Drop Cities include: Nashville, TN; Washington, DC: Raleigh, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Greenwich, CT; New York, NY; Wichita, KS; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Bend, OR.