October is Shelter Pet Awareness Month
|photo from adoptapet.com. This gorgeous guy is adoptable!|
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spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but Rascal and Rocco only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s
Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this
In honor of shelter pet awareness month, I’m sharing a great organization that has been helping shelters since 2002 and the new Disaster Relief Program.
Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ program has donated more than $240 million worth of Hill’s® Science Diet® brand foods to nearly 1,000 shelters nationwide!
What is the Disaster Relief Network?
Relief Network (DNR) was established through the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ program just this year to enable Hill’s to quickly deploy pet food resources in case of an
across the country that Hill’s can work with to distribute emergency
food supplies to the pets who need it most.
Hill’s has a strong record of responding when emergency resources are
needed during major natural disasters.
“Hill’s has a long-standing history of helping pets in need by assisting communities during natural disasters – partnering with shelters, veterinary hospitals, pet care organizations and communities to ensure that pets and shelter animals are fed and cared for,” said Kostas Kontopanos, President of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. U.S. “The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network formalizes the work Hill’s has done with shelters throughout the country. Together, we can respond as quickly as possible when animals and their communities are impacted by disaster across the country. We are very proud of our strong relationships with shelters. When disasters happen, Hill’s is ready to respond with emergency food shipments within hours.”
Specifically, Hills assisted
shelters during Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac and Katrina, the Waldo Canyon
wildfire near Colorado Springs, the tornadoes in Joplin, MO, and the
tsunami in Japan. Hill’s also joined forces with the American Veterinary
Medical Foundation in 2010 to support more than 90 veterinary shelters
and clinics along the Gulf Coast struggling to respond to a record
number of pets in need, whose owners were unable to provide needed pet
food and medical care in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill.
|This cutie is adoptable from adoptapet.com, too.|
Healthy pets are more adoptable pets.
goal of the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ Program is simple: to
provide dogs and cats with superior nutrition that will make them
healthier, happier and more adoptable as they wait for their forever
|photo from adoptapet.com This handsome boy is adoptable!|
Hill’s nutritional food improves overall health by reducing digestive stress, aiding skin and coat, and promoting oral health. Along with expert care from shelter staff and volunteers, Hill’s® Science Diet® can play a vital role in the ability of shelters to help pets find their forever homes.
I just love this video! It makes me miss my big dog, though I do love my little Max. A family needs a dog to be complete (and a couple cats, too). Rascal and Rocco would disagree about the dog part.