Blue Buffalo Home 4 holiday gift feeds hearts and bellies

Title Sponsor Provides Pet Food Donations Coast-to-Coast

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA., October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — October officially marks the start of the 24th annual Home for the Holidays campaign, sponsored by Blue Buffalo. For the fifth year in a row, the pet food company is giving rescue organizations and animal shelters on both coasts of the country a very special holiday gift by unloading a massive amount of free pet food into San Diego and New York City. At the same time, Naturally Fresh will also be providing free pallets of its premium kitten litter to shelters on the West Coast. Media are invited to attend Tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 12, as representatives of West and East Coast Animal Groups collect high-quality food and bedding for shelter pets at their expense.

Rescue organizations in Southern California and New York will receive bags of food for their orphaned animals thanks to the generosity of Blue Buffalo.

Blue Buffalo has supported Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Home 4 The Holidays campaign since 2013.

Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center in 1999, the Home 4 the Holidays campaign has helped place over 19 million pets (in partnership with over 4,000 participating global rescue groups) into loving homes. The program aims to encourage families to find their four-legged family members at a shelter, rather than a pet store or breeder, during the holiday season, when more families choose to bring home a new pet. company than at any other time of the year.

Blue Buffalo has supported the Helen Woodward Animal Center Holiday Campaign since 2013. Last year, Home 4 the Holidays connected over one million dogs and cats with loving families.

“Blue Buffalo’s mission is to love, nurture and treat all pets as family,” said Haley Perry, Consumer Activation at Blue Buffalo. “We believe that every dog ​​and cat deserves a loving, forever home where they are truly welcomed like family. This holiday season, we hope people will visit their local rescue centers and reflect on the love they can give to shelter animals.”

Many animal welfare organizations struggle with limited funding and hungry mouths to feed, while juggling budgets with supply costs and medical bills. The Coast-to-Coast Blue Buffalo Food Drop helps take the financial strain off a lot; allowing shelters to focus on matching pets with loving families. Blue Buffalo is delivering multiple food trucks to Helen Woodward Animal Center and the center’s partner, Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in New York. Much-needed holiday meals will be distributed to shelters and pet shelters in these areas.

“Blue Buffalo has such a heart for pets,” said Renee Resko, vice president of development at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. “The company is not only dedicated to providing nutritious food to pets in homes, it is also dedicated to animal adoption and ensuring that shelter pets find their forever happiness. They are the driving force behind promoting adoption over the holiday season every year, and this free food giveaway is an amazing bonus for rescue centers that really need it.

“We are beyond thrilled and honored to be part of Blue Buffalo’s wonderful Home 4 the Holidays food donation,” said Jennifer AngelucciCEO of Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Inc. “This is the 5th year that Paws Crossed has been the Eastern hub for this huge giveaway of over 40,000 pounds of pet food, for use at Paws Crossed and distributed at many shelters on the East Coast. . We are so grateful to our friends at Helen Woodward Animal Center, the West Coast hub, for suggesting our participation in helping so many orphaned animals!”

Helen Woodward Animal Center wants to continue encouraging rescue organizations to step up their adoption efforts during the holiday season, when more and more families choose to bring home a new pet. For the fourth year, the Center is offering $25,000 and a custom kennel donated by Horizon Structures to the rescue organization developing the most creative promotion to increase adoptions.

There are many ways to participate in the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays campaign, including adopting and encouraging friends to adopt, then showing the world your newly adopted best friend by posting a photo at https://animalcenter.org /home-4-the-holidays/contest, or share on Twitter or Instagram with #IChoseToRescue and tag @hwac and @bluebuffalo. For more information about the campaign or to find local shelters and participating rescue groups, go to https://animalcenter.org/home-4-the-holidays.

Media are invited to attend on Wednesday morning, October 12as local rescue groups take turns arriving to collect the generous donation of Blue Buffalo food at the Helen Woodward Animal Center (6523 Helen Woodward Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067) and Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Inc. (100 Warehouse Ln S, Elmsford, NY 10523).

For more information about Helen Woodward Animal Center, call 858-756-4117, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067.

About Home 4 the Holidays (H4TH)

As one of the most successful pet adoption programs in the world, H4TH partners with thousands of animal organizations dedicated to finding forever homes for orphaned animals. Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center and in partnership with Blue Buffalo this year, the program began in 1999 with just 14 participating animal shelters in San Diego County. Since its launch 22 years ago, partner organizations of the Home 4 the Holidays campaign have helped more than 19 million families discover the joy of adopting a pet, including more than 1.6 million pet adoptions last year alone. For more information, please visit www.home4theholidays.org.

About the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people”. Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, California., the Center provides services to more than 90,000 people and more than 10,000 animals each year through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs on site and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the International Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, the international Remember Me Thursday® campaign and The Business of Saving Lives workshops, teaching the craft of saving lives to responsible for animal welfare around the world. For more information, visit: www.animalcenter.org.

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo, the nation’s #1 natural pet food, started with a promise to an adorable Airedale named Blue who was battling cancer, the leading cause of death in dogs. His family, the Bishops, wanted to give him the best food possible, so they looked for food with high quality ingredients, but decided to create something even better – natural dog and cat food with ingredients nutritious, real meat first, and some of the highest standards in the industry. Since day one, BLUE’s team of veterinarians and animal nutritionists have carefully selected high-quality, natural ingredients and upheld its true BLUE promise to pet parents of dogs and cats – real meat as the first ingredient with NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, NO corn, wheat, or soy, and NO artificial flavors or preservatives. The result is a portfolio of high-quality, natural foods and treats that dogs and cats love. This simple idea: “Love them as if you were part of the family. Feed them like family. lives in every Blue Buffalo recipe today.

Many animal welfare organizations struggle with limited funding and hungry mouths to feed, while juggling budgets with supply costs and medical bills.  The Coast-to-Coast Blue Buffalo Food Drop helps take the financial strain off a lot;  allowing shelters to focus on matching pets with loving families.

Many animal welfare organizations struggle with limited funding and hungry mouths to feed, while juggling budgets with supply costs and medical bills. The Coast-to-Coast Blue Buffalo Food Drop helps take the financial strain off a lot; allowing shelters to focus on matching pets with loving families.

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