GREEN COAST PET SENDS SNACKS TO HELP
DOGS DISPLACED BY CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
Green Coast Pet partnered with Pet Food Experts (PFE)
to donate more than 500 containers of Pawnut Butter to
dogs displaced and rescued from the Northern California wildfires.
The rescues and organizations that will receive
Green Coast Pet’s donation of Pawnut Butter from Pet
Food Experts include: Berkeley Humane Society, Oakland Animal Services, Rocket Dog Rescue, Hopalong
Rescue, Contra Costa County Animal Services, San
Francisco Animal Control, East Bay SPCA (two locations), Milo Foundation, Napa County Animal Shelter
and Sonoma County Animal Shelter.
“Pet Food Experts (PFE) is a great partner to Green
Coast Pet, as they share our commitment to helping
pets in need and supporting community partnerships,”
said Nick Massey, co-founder and CEO of Green Coast
Pet in Pasadena, Calif. “Thousands of pets have been
displaced and recovered as a result of wildfires burning across California, so our team is honored to partner
with PFE and do our part by donating our healthy and
nutritious Pawnut Butter and help get these deserving
tails wagging again.”
WORLDWISE CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP
Working in partnership with Dogs4Diabetics (D4D), a nonprofit organization that trains medical-alert assistance dogs
to help insulin-dependent diabetics live in safety, Worldwise will sponsor a dog and diabetic team.
The dogs trained by Dogs4Diabetics use their sense of
smell to detect an imminent drop in blood sugar in their
diabetic partner, even before it can be detected by any
existing technology. The dogs warn their handler of the
chemical change in their body before it becomes a serious
“The peace of mind that D4D’s dogs provide both to patients and their parents is invaluable,” said Kevin Fick, CEO of Worldwise in Novato, Calif. “It is an honor and a
privilege to sponsor this D4D team that will improve the lives of not just the teenage patient, but his whole family.”
With the support of partners like Worldwise, D4D can continue to train and place medical-alert assistance dogs
with insulin-dependent diabetics to help avoid the acute risks associated with hypoglycemia as well as to provide
support services, like veterinary care and training, required for the working life of the dog. In addition, D4D helps
develop, promote and advocate for standards of quality, performance, support, and disclosure for all medical assistance dog teams across the U.S.
FLUFF & TUFF SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
RESULTS IN RECORD TOY DONATIONS
Fluff & Tuff, a Troy, Mich.-based plush dog toy company, recently completed its fourth annual social media charity campaign,
The campaign invited customers and retailers to share photos
of dogs with their favorite Fluff & Tuff toy on social media using
#igiveafluff. In return, Fluff & Tuff committed to donating a toy
to an animal in need for every photo posted. With more than 910
toy donations, Fluff & Tuff followers helped reach a new donation
record for the campaign, said company officials. Toy donations will
be dispersed across various animal rescues around the U.S.
“United in our commitment to the rescue community, our annual social media campaign brings our retail partners, their customers
and Fluff & Tuff together to provide some fun to dogs in need. We
are thrilled to be donating over 900 toys thanks to their very enthusiastic participation,” said Ellen Lawson, owner and president
of Fluff & Tuff.
ÖKOCAT DONATES CAT
LITTER TO THREE SHELTERS
Ökocat, a brand of Ferndale, Wash.-based Healthy
Pet, donated more than
3,000 pounds of its natural
litter to three cat shelters in
the three eco-friendly cities
that received the most votes
during the first Ökocause-
4paws Litter Donation Program this summer.
The shelters that have
been selected to receive the
donations are: Animal Aid
in Portland, Ore., Rocky
Mountain Feline in Denver
and Give Me Shelter Cat
Rescue in San Francisco.
“We asked our loyal cus-
tomers to help us give back to shelters by voting for their favorite eco-friendly city during our first
Ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program,” said Leslie Ellis, communications manager at Ökocat.
“Helping the organizations that make cat adoption possible is something we feel passionate about,
and giving our customers a way to help us choose three of their favorite green cities helped us
narrow down our selection.”
The shelters in each received more than 1,000 pounds of Ökocat’s natural, odor-reducing litter,
which will be used for the cats that come through the shelter. As part of the donation, Ökocat will
also provide a coupon for a free box of litter to each person who adopts a cat at the three shelters
through the end of 2018.
To kick off the 2018 Ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program in June, Ökocat also donated
more than 1,000 pounds of litter to PAWS in Lynwood, Wash.
CHAMPION PETFOODS DONATES PET FOOD
TO RESCUE ROBBED OF RESOURCES
All Dogs Come From Heaven, a Cincinnati rescue, was recently robbed
of more than 10,000 pounds of pet food, along with medications and other critical supplies, and now Champion Petfoods is helping the rescue.
All Dogs Come From Heaven is an all-volunteer rescue that works
to pull dogs from local county pounds and kill shelters, with the goal
of placing pets in their forever homes. The organization places 400-700
animals in new homes annually and maintains an outreach program
through food donations, including supplying bulk food in natural disasters. After two break-ins in two weeks, hundreds of dogs and cats
were left desperately in need of help, Champion Petfoods reported. The
company is donating 10,000 pounds of food to aid the organization. In
addition to the 10,000 pounds of pet food provided by Champion, All
Dogs Come From Heaven received 2,500 pounds of food donated by the
local Cincinnati community.
The company is also providing resources for the many emergency
shelters, long-term evacuees and food pantries that were impacted by
Hurricane Florence. In collaboration with Restore Global, a nonprofit
organization that helps to provide functional and logistical services to
nonprofit partners, Champion Petfoods delivered a full truckload of dog
and cat food in Charlotte, N.C., from its DogStar Kitchens in Auburn,
Ky., coming to the aid of the communities in need.
“We are pleased to be able to support our partners at All Dogs Come
From Heaven during this critical time and feel fortunate that we can
provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Frank
Burdzy, president and CEO of Champion Petfoods in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Champion’s shipment of its Orijen and Acana pet foods arrived in
Charlotte, N.C., in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on