to Deliver 400,000 Healthy Holiday Dinners of Ellen’s Halo Spot’s Stew to Shelter Pets “Koast-to-Koast”

Halo and Holiday Kibble Drop

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011

This holiday season, homeless pets across the nation will have bellies full of nutritious, all natural food, thanks to Halo, Purely for Pets and The two organizations are embarking on their first ever “Koast-to-Koast Kibble Drop,” where shelters and rescues up and down the east and west coasts will receive 400,000 meals of all natural Halo Spot’s Stew for the holidays.

Two semi trucks, each carrying 20 tons of food, will make a combined dozen stops between December 13 – 22, making food donations to more than 40 shelters and rescues. At each Kibble Drop stop, area recipients will meet the truck to pick up their donation of Halo’s Spot’s Stew all-natural dog and cat food.

Doesn’t everyone deserve an extraordinary holiday supper? The initiative helps rescues and shelters feed the pets in their care the highest quality food possible. Organizations that have access to all natural food like Halo say they can tell a notable difference in their pets’ well-being and demeanor – and even their adoptability (which could be these dogs and cats’ greatest holiday wish of all).

Since 2008, has donated more than 6.6 million meals to pets in need. Each day, and feature a new trivia question. Visitors to the sites can answer the questions and, right or wrong, earn 10 pieces of kibble for homeless pets.

As’s official pet food sponsor since 2010, Halo donates the kibble distributed to shelters and rescues throughout the U.S.

Ellen DeGeneres, Halo’s co-owner, reflects the company’s commitment to helping pets in need eat the healthiest and most nutritious food possible, saying, “Helping animals has always been a passion of mine. At Halo we want to promote healthy living for pets and eating good food is a big part of that. I mean, imagine, an animal in a shelter, in a cage, lonely – a good meal is kinda all they have to look forward to, until you adopt them!”

Providing high quality, nutritious food to shelters and rescues is also a critical part of the mission.

“I am so excited that we’re delivering two full truckloads of kibble to thousands of homeless dogs and cats this holiday season. It’s extra special because it’s not just any kibble, but it’s healthy, nutritious and delicious! I know it will make their holidays a bit warmer and more special,” said founder, 15-year-old Mimi Ausland.

Shelters on the Kibble Drop route were selected from among submissions sent to and each of more than 40 organizations will receive a substantial donation based on the number of animals in their care. At each designated Kibble Drop several area shelters and rescues will come to pick up their food. C.H. Robinson is also donating a portion of the freight costs to the cause.

East Coast Stops Include:

Cincinnati, OH – Recycled Doggies/Cincinnati Food Pantry

Pittsburgh, PA – Animal Friends

Washington, DC – Washington Humane Society

Merrick, NY – Mutts and Butts

New York, NY – ASPCA

Greenwich, CT – Pet Pantry Warehouse

West Coast Stops Include:

Kanab, UT – Best Friends Animal Society

Los Angeles, CA – Orange County Humane Society

San Francisco, CA – Pet Food Express

Portland, OR – Oregon Humane Society and Healthy Pets

Seattle, WA – Seattle Humane Society

Best Friends Animal Society, one of the recipients of the Kibble Drop donations, recently told its supporters, “Best Friends understands the importance of proper nutrition and a balanced diet. That’s why we were so excited about the very generous donation from Halo.”

Best Friends’ DogTown Manager, John Garcia, adds, “Not only do our dogs love Halo’s Spot’s Stew, the quality of which is absolutely amazing, they find the Liv-a-Littles treats to be so irresistible that we can get them to do just about anything.”

Note: high resolution images from stops along the Kibble Drop route will be available upon request. Please contact [email protected]


For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life. Halo offers natural pet food, treats, supplements and grooming products – including the award-winning Halo Spot’s Stew, Dream Coat and Liv-a-Littles treats. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became a part-owner of Halo in 2008. HALO’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at PETCO, Whole Foods Market, your local pet specialty and natural food store, and online at


Fifteen-year-old Mimi Ausland created when she was 11 years old, to help feed the homeless dogs and cats at her local animal shelter. and are two of the five most-visited animal rescue web sites in the world, with over 115,000 combined daily visitors. With the help of Freekibble’s 450,000 loyal monthly followers, they have donated 6.6 million nutritious meals to over 150 shelters, rescues and food-banks across the country. At the end of each month, Mimi personally delivers all of the donated food to the Humane Society of Central Oregon and will be working with Halo, Purely For Pets® to distribute the pet food to all the other animal shelters they are assisting. Freekibble is played in 137 countries.


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