WellPet Donates to Atlanta Animal Welfare Groups during their National Sales Meeting


TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 16, WellPet Foundation, makers of Wellness, Holistic Select, Old Mother Hubbard and Eagle Pack natural pet food brands donated a large assortment of cat and dog food to Atlanta-area animal rescue groups, Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends, Inc. and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.

WellPet, headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, donated the food while in Atlanta for a team meeting.

"We're happy we were able to donate the dog and cat food used in displays at the meeting to two deserving Atlanta non-profits," said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications.

The volunteer-run non-profits WellPet chose for the donation are dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Georgia. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue relies on volunteers to foster homeless pets until they are adopted. Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends also uses a network of foster homes and adoption centers, and subsidizes over 200 spay/neuters a year for Atlanta pet owners.

"It's fantastic to receive a donation of pet food from WellPet," said Susan Leisure, Director, Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends, Inc. "With these types of donations, we're able to directly support the dogs and cats in our adoption program with good nutrition."

You can donate to Angels Among Us and Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends online: http://www.angelsrescue.org/donate/, and http://aarfatlanta.org/donations/.

To learn more about the WellPet Foundation, please visit: http://www.wellpet.com/wellpet-foundation.aspx

About WellPet, LLC: WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depend on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and veterinarians are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

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CONTACT: Chanda Leary-Coutu Senior Manager, Marketing Communications cleary@wellpet.comSource: WellPet