Ellen DeGeneres' holiday cheer is going to the dogs.
The talk show host has teamed up with Halo, Purely for Pets to deliver one million meals to shelter pets awaiting adoption.
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"At Halo we want to promote healthy living for pets and eating good food is a big part of that. So, we agreed to donate one million meals of Halo to shelter pets. I mean, imagine, an animal in a shelter, in a cage, lonely - a good meal is kinda all they have to look forward to, until you adopt them!" Ellen said.
The campaign launched on April 30, 2010 when the United States Post Service's social awareness stamp, "Animal Rescue: Adopt A Shelter Pet" first became available for purchase.
Ellen and Halo partnered with a number of non-profit organizations to donate the 1 million meals, including Freekibble, The Humane Society of the US, ASPCA, Pets for Patriots, and The National Canine Cancer Foundation amongst others.
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