Ellen DeGeneres Teams with to Donate 500,000 Healthy Holiday Meals

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:30pm
Tan dog with tongue out looking at camera

This holiday season, homeless pets across the nation are getting much-needed holiday meals thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and DeGeneres, who co-owns Halo, Purely for Pets, has teamed with 16-year-old founder Mimi Ausland to launch the second annual Holiday Kibble Drop.

The initiative will deliver 500,000 meals of all-natural Halo Spot’s Stew to pets in need at 69 shelters— including many along the East Coast that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. One of its stops is the ASPCA Emergency Boarding Facility in Brooklyn, New York.

Founded by Ausland when she was just 11, has donated more than 8 million meals to shelters and rescues since 2008. Each day, its website features a new trivia question. Every time visitors answer a question, right or wrong, they earn 10 pieces of kibble for homeless pets. How cool is that?

Helping homeless pets find their forever homes is a cause close to DeGeneres’ heart, too. “Pet adoption is something I’m extremely passionate about. I believe that by working together, we can find good homes for the millions of homeless and abandoned pets out there,” she says.