SOURCE: Halo, Purely for Pets


November 23, 2016 10:00 ET

Halo, Purely for Pets® Donation Enhances More Than 188,000 Bowls of Kibble for Alberta Shelter Pets

Halo's Mix 'n Mores™ Give a Protein Boost to Shelter Dogs and Cats in Need

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - Halo, Purely for Pets® made a donation of their high quality mix 'n mores™ to enhance more than 188,000 bowls of kibble and provide a protein boost to homeless pets at the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Shelter (AARCS) in Calgary. The generous donation was made possible by a collaboration between Halo, PetSmart Canada, and

AARCS is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Alberta area. Made up of a large network of volunteers, foster homes and animal lovers, AARCS takes in more than 250 pets each month from rural communities and plans to use the Halo donation in their quarantine and intake facility as well as in their foster system.

"This high-quality food donation from Halo will help the hundreds of pets we have under our care that are suffering from loss of appetite and many digestive issues as a result of being relocated from their home," said Lindsay Black at AARCS. "Helping restore appetites and nourish our pets back to health is the first step toward preparing them to be adopted into a new loving home."

For its part in the donation, PetSmart Canada helped to facilitate the transportation of the donated Halo food from its Canadian distribution centres to the AARCS. The Calgary-based animal welfare organization is also one of PetSmart Charities of Canada's valued adoption partners. They bring adoptable pets to PetSmart Charities of Canada's in-store adoption centres and events so they have the best chance possible at finding their forever family.

About Mix 'n Mores:
Mix 'n mores™ are an ideal option for pets in a stressful shelter environment since they entice finicky palates and provide a protein boost. Halo developed mix 'n mores to ensure pet parents have a whole-protein, freeze-dried food supplement from a trusted brand that has made nutritious, high quality ingredients its first priority for 30 years.

Unlike dehydrated protein, freeze-dried meat doesn't shrink or toughen so it preserves the aroma and flavor of the meat and, when moistened, freeze-dried meat tastes like fresh meat. As with all Halo diets, supplements and treats, mix 'n mores™ include only whole and wholesome ingredients and never include artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.

About Halo, Purely for Pets®
For over 30 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo, America's Best Loved Holistic Brand, believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet's life. Our holistic diets use only WHOLE meats, never any meat "meals" such as chicken meal or by-product meal Plus, when you choose Halo, we feed it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls of Halo to shelter pets annually, in partnership with, and The Humane Society of the United States. Halo's natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at PetSmart Canada. Learn more at

About PetSmart® Canada
In Canada, PetSmart is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ more than 3,800 associates and operate more than 120 pet stores across Canada with seven operating in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel™ dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for Pet Parents -- including, and -- offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in North America.

About PetSmart Charities™ of Canada
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada. Each year more than 20,000 pets find Canadian homes through our adoption program in nearly all PetSmart stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $9.9 million to help pets in need by funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation and providing emergency relief for pets and pet parents affected by natural and man-made disasters. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, independent from PetSmart.

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