Wellness® Natural Pet Food and the Jackson Galaxy Foundation Give the Gift of Wellness to Shelter Pets

For each Wellness product sold on Chewy.com, one meal will be donated to pets in need

Nov 03, 2015, 09:15 ET from Wellness Natural Pet Food

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off the season of giving, Wellness® Natural Pet Food has teamed up with Chewy.com to raise food for pets in need through the Jackson Galaxy Foundation and its shelter partners. For each Wellness product sold on Chewy.com from November 1 through December 15, Wellness Natural Pet Food will donate one dog or cat food meal to the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to better the lives of shelter animals. And as an additional incentive, Wellness will donate two meals for every one product purchased through Chewy.com's Autoship & Save auto replenishment program.

To give the gift of Wellness, pet parents who feed their dogs and cats natural recipes from Wellness can simultaneously help the three organizations donate up to 150,000 meals to the pets who need it most.

"The Jackson Galaxy Foundation has made it their mission to improve the lives of shelter pets, and we see rehabilitation through nutrition as an important aspect of quality of life. We're thrilled to be able to play a role in helping provide quality nutrition to these pets as they wait to be adopted," said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications, for Wellness Natural Pet Food.

The Jackson Galaxy Foundation, which was recently launched by Animal Planet star Jackson Galaxy, focuses on programs that drive innovation, promotes improved shelter design and construction, and provides knowledge to inspire and empower animal advocates—improvements Galaxy believes will lead to higher adoption rates. Additionally, the organization awards shelters with monetary and food grants for immediate support.

"Overpopulation in pet shelters is a serious issue, but there are gestures we can make to help ensure that these animals receive the proper nutrition they require," said Galaxy. "We're grateful for the continued support we receive from Wellness and this latest effort will help ensure a better quality of life for these cats and dogs in need."

While many shelter pets are lucky enough to find their forever homes during the holidays, shelters are continually filling those empty cages by taking in new pets. Donations made possible by this initiative will help keep those pets happy and healthy by giving them the natural, balanced nutrition they need to support their overall wellbeing.

The donations are made possible through the WellPet Foundation, which allows Wellness to support organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles.

To contribute to the donation, visit www.chewy.com to make your Wellness purchase.

To stay up-to-date with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonGalaxyFoundation/info?tab=page_info

To learn more about Wellness Natural Pet Food, please visit: www.wellnesspetfood.com

About the Jackson Galaxy Foundation:

The Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, exists to improve the lives of animals at risk, and help the people who care for them. The Foundation focuses on programs that drive innovation, promotes improved shelter design and construction, and provides knowledge to inspire and empower animal advocates. For more information visit jacksongalaxyfoundation.org.

About Wellness®:

At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We believe food feeds their souls, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. For each of our recipes we never compromise - selecting nature's finest ingredients and combining them with unique super nutrients to help support whole body health and wellbeing. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. Unconditional Love, Uncompromising Nutrition®.

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