by MPD
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Rachael Ray is getting in the holiday spirit this year by giving back to animals in a big way.

Until December 31, the popular television host/author will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from her pet food lines to animal shelters around the country — a total of $775,000!

“If you want to look at the state of humans, you should look at the state of animals first,” Ray tells PEOPLE.com. “People are choosing whether or not they can feed an animal and their family. And every shelter coast-to-coast is stuffed.”

What’s more, while on tour with her new book, Ray is sponsoring a series of pop-up adoption events for her favorite shelters in an effort to raise awareness for the plight of homeless animals.

“We only give to no-kill shelters,” she says. “But we give to small and large; no one’s excluded. We want to keep as many animals alive as possible.”

Although we wish Ray would cook a little more animal-friendly, we’re super excited that the media maven is pitching in and making a difference for the lives of rescued animals everywhere. Good work!

To learn more about the campaign, stop by RachaelRescue.org.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

    Who makes her pet food? What’s in it?