Ellen Degeneres and her natural pet food company Halo, Purely for Pets, have teamed up with the Petco Foundation for a new grant campaign that will make holiday wishes come true for some very deserving animal-welfare organizations. The announcement was made on Monday’s episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”
“Halo and the Petco Foundation are teaming up together. We want to help all of the pet shelters that help animals and do good every year. The Petco Foundation wants to award deserving animal shelters,” said Degeneres.
The show urged non-profit animal-welfare groups to submit stories, photos and videos showcasing their best animal success stories for a chance to win up to $100,000 courtesy of the Petco Foundation to save more animals this holiday season. Second and third place winners will receive $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. Ten runner-up organizations will get grants between $5,000 and $10,000.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Ellen and Halo on this exciting campaign to recognize and support the groups and individuals who work tirelessly all year long to care for and find homes for animals in need,” said Petco Foundation Executive Director Susanne Kogut. “By sharing some of their stories through this campaign, we hope to raise awareness and increase the number of animals spending this holiday season where they belong – in loving homes with the care and support they deserve.”
The grand-prize winning organization will be announced on the show in December. For more information on the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign or to submit an application, visit www.petco.com/holidaywishes. All entries must be submitted by Nov. 22, 2013.