& Ellen DeGeneres Work to Deliver 565,000 Pet Meals

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It’s the season for giving and this week Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, is joining and are joining together to give 565,000 meals to needy pets.

For the fourth year in a row, the Holiday Kibble Drop will deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to pets in need at more than 30 shelters and rescues in 15 cities throughout the 2014 holiday season.

At each Kibble Drop location, shelters and rescues will receive a food donation on behalf of visitors and Halo customers, who make the Kibble Drop possible simply by playing or by purchasing Halo pet food.

Since 2008, has donated 13.6 million meals to shelters and rescues. As’s official pet food sponsor since 2010, Halo donates the kibble distributed to shelters and rescues throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“I’m very excited to be part of another Holiday Kibble Drop! I feel so grateful to partner with Halo and again be able to give nutritious meals to so many shelter pets over the holidays. It makes me happy to know they’ll be eating so well. They deserve it!” says Mimi Ausland, founder. Now 18 years old, Ausland launched at age 11.

Kibble Drop cities include: Phoenix, AZ; Clovis, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Beverly Hills, MI; Sarasota, FL; Littleton, CO; Los Angeles, CA, Kootenai, ID; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; Parlier, CA; Westchester, NY; New York, NY; Sonoma, CA; and Bend, OR.

Participating retailers include: Pet Extreme, Pet Food Express, Pet Supply Center, Petco, Premier Pet Supply, Sprouts, Tailwaggers, and Unleashed by Petco.

For more information about Kibble Drop stops, participating retailers or the shelters and rescues receiving food, please visit:

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.