Halo and Freekibble.com Give Cats a Happy New Year

Kibble Drop provide a total of 10 tons of cat food — 160,000 meals for cats — this holiday season.

By Anastasia Thrift | Posted: December 27, 2011, 3 p.m. PST

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Freekibble Drop Sign for Cat Food
People write thank-you notes on a sign for Freekibble.com food for rescue cats and dogs.
This holiday season, Halo Purely for Pets and Freekibble.com collected donated meals for homeless pets across the nation. The two groups embarked on their first Freekibble.com "Koast-to-Koast Kibble Drop” to give 400,000 meals of all natural Halo Spot’s Stew for the holidays to dog and cat shelters on the east and west coasts.

Two semi trucks, each carrying 20 tons of dog and cat food, made a dozen stops from Dec. 13 and 22 to donate food to more than 40 dog and cat shelters and rescues. At each Kibble Drop stop, area recipients met the truck to pick up their Freekibble.com donation of Halo’s Spot’s Stew all-natural dog and cat food.

Since 2008, Freekibble.com has donated more than 6.6 million meals to dogs and cats in need. Each day, Freekibble.com and Freekibblekat.com feature a new trivia question. Visitors to the sites can answer the questions and earn 10 pieces of kibble for homeless cats and dogs. As Freekibble.com’s official pet food sponsor since 2010, Halo donates the kibble distributed to shelters and rescues throughout the United States.

Providing high quality, nutritious food to shelters and rescues is also a critical part of the Freekibble.com mission, begun by founder Mimi Ausland.

"Frankly, Freekibble.com, Freekibblekat.com and Halo are inspired by Mimi Ausland,” said David Yaskulka, VP of marketing communications for Halo and the coordinator of the Halo and Freekibble.com.

"Since she was 11, Mimi's worked tirelessly to feed shelter pets higher quality, all natural food. As a volunteer for her local shelter she learned that made a huge difference in the pets' health and energy — and  in their likelihood of getting adopted. So in the spirit of the holiday, we worked together to send 400,000 holiday suppers to shelters across the country. And our hope is that we've helped these pets get their real holiday wish, which is a forever home for each and every one."

Here are the deliveries and organizations that received the Freekibble dog and cat food drop:
Cincinnati, Ohio
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry and
League of Animal Welfare

Pittsburgh, Pa.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including
Animal Friends, Angel Ridge Animal Rescue and Central PA Humane Society

Washington, D.C.
2,000 pounds of cat food for The Washington Humane Society: Washington, DC

New York, N.Y.
1,000 pounds of cat food for The ASPCA

Merrick, N.Y.
1,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Shelter Partners – a group of rescues/shelters that share and redistribute supplies and services between their member groups and Bobbi and the Strays

Greenwich, Conn.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Brookhaven Animal Shelter, Brookhaven New York Pet Rescue and Community Cats

Kanub, Utah
2,000 pounds of cat food for Best Friends Animal Society

Los Angeles, Calif.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Orange County Humane Society: Huntington Beach, Calif,The Amanda Foundation: Beverly Hills, Calif., Basic Needs Foundation, Harbor City, Calif.

San Francisco, Calif.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Solano County Friends of Animals, Benicia, Calif., Hopalong/ Second Chance Rescue: Oakland, Calif., Community Concern For Cats: Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Lafayette

Portland, Ore.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Oregon Humane Society, Northwest Animal Companions: Beaverton, Ore., Cat Adoption Team: Sherwood, Ore. Pixie Project: Portland, Ore.

Seattle, Wash.
2,000 pounds of cat food for organizations including Seattle Humane Society and Tacoma Humane Society
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debby    raleigh, MN

1/16/2012 10:34:20 AM

this is the greatest thing to help poor animals and i pray it keeps going. freekibble is great info on dogs and cats.

Anon    City, CA

1/1/2012 8:57:21 AM

Wonderful!

Shannon    Millington, TN

12/30/2011 7:59:41 AM

Awesome news. I make sure to go on this website everyday. Good Job Mimi!

Donna    Austin, TX

12/29/2011 8:49:48 AM

Mimi is a great kid, doing great work! I get a daily reminder in my email with a link to Freekibble. It's quick, easy, and fun to click on every day and the clicks add up! If everyone did it, just think of the number of shelters we could help!!

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