This Sunday is The 2015 Oscars | 87th Academy Awards. Woofs to Halo, Purely for Pets and Ellen DeGeneres (Halo co-owner and 2014 Oscar host) for bringing pet philanthropy to the Oscars swag bags!
Shelter Pets Win Big in 2015 Oscars
For the second year in a row, 20 non-winning Oscars nominees in top categories will receive a certificate for 10,000 meals in their Oscars swag bags. The certificate for 10,000 meals equated to more than $6K worth of Halo pet food. The top celebrity nominees will have the opportunity to donate these food to the shelter or rescue of their choice, courtesy of Halo, in partnership with Freekibble.com.
Last year, top celebrities like Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Barkhad Abdi and June Squibb took advantage of the donation for their favorite shelters. Los Angeles-based shelters received donations on behalf of the nominees as well. In total, Halo and Freekibble.com donated 200,000 meals on behalf of 2014 Oscar nominees.
“We know so many celebrities are advocates for homeless animals like we are,” said David Yaskulka, Halo’s vice president of marketing communications. “We’re excited to feed it forward to shelters on behalf of the stars!”
Looking forward to watch The Oscars this Sunday and finding out what shelter or rescue groups the celebrities choose to receive the Halo meals. Shelter Pets will be the biggest Oscar winners of all!