SOURCE: Halo, Purely for Pets


February 26, 2016 17:05 ET

Oscar Stars Share the Love, Donating Best-Loved Holistic Food to Shelter Pets

Halo, Purely for Pets Offers the Best-Loved Item in the (Unofficial) Oscars Gift Bags

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - February 26, 2016) - Stars who are nominated but don't win the Oscar Gold at the February 28 Academy Awards will still be winners in the eyes of homeless pets.

The non-winning Oscar nominees in the top five categories will receive a special $230,000 "Everyone Wins" nominee gift bag, independently produced by the founders of swag at marketing firm Distinctive Assets.

Among the extravagant trips, luxury car rentals and other high-end gifts, stars will find a certificate from Halo, Purely for Pets, America's best-loved holistic brand of pet food, and for 10,000 bowls of Halo natural pet food, to donate to the animal shelter or rescue of the celebrity's choice.

Halo natural pet food is not only the best-loved gift bag item among Oscar nominees, it's also the best-loved food for shelter pets.

Past nominees including Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Robert Duvall, Barkhad Abdi, Ethan Hawke and more have loved donating Halo to their favorite shelters.

Stars will be especially excited to donate Halo food and Freeze-Dried kiblets to the shelter they choose because Halo helps shelter pets look and feel their best, increasing their chances of finding a forever home.

In fact, in a survey of 85 shelter workers, 77% said they would choose Halo over any other brand, and 75% said the quality of Halo pet food "definitely helps" dogs and cats to get adopted.

Well known for its year-round philanthropic efforts, Halo, Purely for Pets partners with and to donate more than 1.5 million meals to shelter pets each year through their #HaloFeeditForward campaign.

The company also donated 1 million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program, sponsors the acclaimed PBS series "Shelter Me," and supports the Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life program.

Nominees will also receive Freeze-Dried kiblets for their own pets to enjoy.

For more information, please visit Halo, Purely for Pets at:

For 30 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet's life. When you choose Halo, we feed it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls of healthy food to shelter pets annually, in partnership with Ellen DeGeneres - a longtime Halo customer - became part-owner in 2008. In 2010, Halo donated 1 million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program. Halo now sponsors the acclaimed PBS series, "Shelter Me," the Olate Dogs Rescue Tour 2014-2015,, and many more animal rescue efforts. Halo's natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at fine pet specialty and natural food stores. Learn more at

Nineteen-year-old Mimi Ausland created when she was 11 years old, to help feed the homeless dogs and cats at her local animal shelter. and are two of the five most-visited animal rescue web sites in the world, with over 125,000 combined daily visitors. With the help of Freekibble's 500,000 loyal monthly followers, they have donated 16.3 million nutritious meals to over 200 shelters, rescues and food banks across North America. works with Halo, Purely for Pets® to distribute the pet food to all the animal shelters they are assisting. Freekibble is played in 137 countries.

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The Distinctive Assets gift bag is not affiliated with the OSCARS® or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences does not award, sponsor, endorse or provide these gift bags. As for Halo, they are just happy to support generous nominees to show the love to shelter pets!

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