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High Hopes and The Anti Cruelty Society teamed up on February 14th, 2016 to help find four-legged friends true love on Valentine’s Day with a special adopt-a-thon. A total of 46 pets (28 dogs & 16 cats) found their forever home on this special day! High Hopes sponsored all adoption fees, and as a result, The High Hopes for Pets Foundation is awarding The Anti-Cruelty Society a special grant of $4,070.
A huge THANK YOU ♥ to all our fans who make the Foundation’s grants possible through the purchase of High Hopes’ natural treats and food… your support makes it all possible!
Please help spread the word about our next round of grants going out in April 2106! The deadline for application is March 31st.
About The Anti Cruelty Society
Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.anticruelty.org or call (312) 644-8338.
About The High Hopes for Pets Foundation
The High Hopes for Pets Foundation is a separate and independent not-for-profit entity, and receives its funding from the sale of High Hopes™ all-natural dog treats and food. Every day, the High Hopes™ donates 3.5% from every sale (up to 15% of the company’s profits) to the Foundation. The Foundation, in turn, donates to local shelter & rescue groups throughout the country. Since September 2011, The Foundation has awarded 46 grants to rescue and shelter groups. To apply for a grant, visit www.highhopesforpets/foundation.
About High Hopes
High Hopes® All Natural dog treats and foods are as delicious as they are nutritious. Developed by a Pet Nutritionist who has a PhD in Animal Nutrition, High Hopes® products are made in the USA with only the best ingredients to keep your dog healthy and happy. To donate or learn more, visit www.highhopesforpets.com.
Comments Off on The Chicago Anti Cruelty Society (Chicago, IL)
A staple in the Chicago Community, The Anti Cruelty Society has been helping neglected and homeless pets in the area for over 100 years. High Hopes and The Anti Cruelty Society teamed up on February 14th, 2016 to help find four-legged friends true love on Valentine’s Day with a special adopt-a-thon, and High Hopes’ sponsored all adoption fees. A total of 46 pets (28 dogs & 16 cats) found their forever home on this special day! To learn more, visit them at www.anticruelty.org.
Comments Off on Salt, Airedale and Labrador Cross From A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter in Naperville, Illinois.
Salt is 11 years old, but you’d never know it. She’s a spunky little thing that is bursting with energy. Dave brought her home from A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter 10 years ago. A.D.O.P.T has foster families that keep the animals during the week at their homes and then bring them into a Vet’s office on the weekend for adoption. On the day that Dave turned up, Salt was there, with her tail wagging and brother in tow. The family that had rescued them had a young child that was very allergic to dogs so they sadly could not keep her. Dave says “We were immediately attracted to Salt because of her awesome personality. At the time we owned a cat and we were a bit concerned about how she would be with a cat. However A.D.O.P.T was great! They brought a shelter cat into the room to check Salt did not show aggression towards cats. She was quite comfortable with the cat, so from that point on she’s been with us ever since!”
Salt was really easy to train. She seemed to love performing for the camera and our Mity Meaty Bites proved a real favorite with her.
The A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter can be found at adoptpetshelter.org if you wish to learn more about this great organization.
Comments Off on Fat Cat Rescue, Inc. (Lake County, IL)
Fat Cat Rescue believes that every cat counts! Finding forever homes for both kittens and stray cats as well as giving community (feral) cats secure lives in managed colonies; this great rescue has helped over 3,000 cats. They practice and promote TNR – trap-neuter-return of feral cats, and have over 200 feral cats in their care that are fed and protected, but will never have unwanted litters. Their adopted cats and ktttens are living the dream in permanent loving homes. To learn more, visit them at www.FatCatRescueIncLakeCountyil.org.
Comments Off on Good Shepherd Humane Society (Eureka Springs, AR)
The Good Shepherd Humane Society accepts strays, abandoned, and unwanted dogs, puppies, kittens, and cats from Carroll County, Arkansas. Their mission is to save homeless animals and find them loving homes, and they are the only no-kill shelter in the area. Good Shepherd also offers low cost spay and neuter clinics year round, and have 2 rabies clinics every year to help people get affordable quality care for their pets. They also work to inform the community of the importance of having their pets spayed or neutered, to control over pet population, through advertising and special events. To learn more, visit them at www.goodshepherd-hs.org.
Comments Off on Music City Animal Rescue (Nashville, TN)
Music City Animal Rescue is a foster-based, volunteer group that rescues abandoned, abused or neglected animals in and around the Middle Tennessee area. Their mission is to educate the public on how they can help control pet overpopulation as well as encourage them to choose adoption first. A dedicated group of volunteers spend hours working with the animals to ensure they are ready for their forever homes. This includes training, socialization, getting them to vet appointments, in some cases obedience training, leash training, crate training and other issues as they arise. In 2015 alone with only 4-5 volunteers, Music City Animal Rescue has helped to rehome over 130 animals. Good stewards in their community, they will also help out surrounding shelters when they are at capacity. For more information, visit them at www.MusicCityAnimalRescue.com.
Comments Off on Heartland Animal Shelter (Northbrook, IL)
Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill organization dedicated to finding homeless dogs and cats forever homes while educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering in order to stop the pet overpopulation problem. Since 2002, Heartland has rescued over 8000 dogs and cats, and they do not discriminate against breed, age, size or health. On a monthly basis, Heartland has 220 active volunteers that help provide the best possible care for over 100 precious cats and dogs. For more information, visit them at www.heartlandanimalshelter.net.
Specializing in rescuing senior dogs, Seniors Rocks! gets most of its dogs from MADACC – a holding facility for stray animals found in Milwaukee County. However, they also work with other shelters in Wisconsin. Senior dogs do not typically thrive in a shelter environment and are more difficult for shelters to place with an adoptive family. Occasionally they will take an owner-surrender, but it is their mission to help get the dogs of out animal shelters first, or they provide hospice foster family care to make sure dogs are shown love and compassion through their final days. Completely foster-based, their devoted foster families provide the shelter, safety and most of all LOVE that they need. To learn more, visit them at www.seniorsrocksts.org.
Essential Fatty Acids were given their name because researchers found that they are essential to normal growth in both children & animals. Even for us adults, they are essential in our diet for maintaining a normal metabolism. Omega-3 & 6 are simplified names for a family of complex fatty acids.
Skin, which is the body’s largest organ, is a natural protector against toxic substances, dehydration and infection. Good nutrition can therefore have a positive effect on your dog’s skin and coat
Where does Omega-3 & 6 come from, and what are the benefits?
There are many types of Omega-6 fatty acids, but one, Linoleic Acid is crucial to your dog’s health:
BALANCED consumption is key!
Studies conducted with dogs have shown Omega-6 to 3 ratios of 5.5 to 1 provide some benefits. Other research for humans is recently recommending a ratio of 1:1 (human diets are reportedly as high as 10 or 16 to 1 – driven mostly by an overabundance of vegetable oils and the consumption of too much processed food).
All diets do not contain adequate levels of Omega-3; a diet with both fish and organ meat is IDEAL.
Check the label to see if they are include sources of Omega-3 and 6, and what their ratio is.
See if the ingredient panel includes sources of EPA and DHA, and the guaranteed % minimum
Look for diets that have sources of fish and fish oils in the ingredient panel
Look for diets whose protein comes more from animal sources
Be wary of diets rich in vegetable-based ingredients like soy or corn.
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