OAK CREEK, Wis., Nov. 29, 2021 – Stella & Chewy’s, a premium, natural pet food company, is celebrating Giving Tuesday this holiday season by donating 3.4 million meals to shelter pets across the country by the end of 2021. The donation, which is the largest in the company’s history and part of its Journey Home Fund program efforts to support shelters and adoption, is equivalent to more than 500,000 pounds of dog and cat kibble and will ensure shelters are well-stocked for the holidays and into 2022.
With shelters currently facing shipping challenges causing low food supplies, this substantial donation will prove to be important to many shelters and their animals. A handful of organizations receiving the donation, which include shelters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, California, Oregon and Alabama, are also distributing the kibble at pet food banks within their respective communities to help those in need through the end of the year.
To kick off this Giving Tuesday commitment, Stella & Chewy’s donated a portion of the kibble to nine hometown shelters across the greater Milwaukee area and hosted a Furry Friendsgiving for adoptable pets and the community. The event featured the biggest Thanksgiving feast ever for dogs, as well as activities for the public, including shelter pet meet and greets to encourage adoptions.
“At Stella & Chewy’s, we’re devoted to helping shelter pets live the great lives they deserve and supporting shelters in the process,” said Marie Moody, founder of Stella & Chewy’s. “Our Journey Home Fund allows us to give back to organizations that share our commitment to the health and wellbeing of dogs and cats, and we’re pleased to be in a position to help shelters in our own backyard, as well as shelters throughout the country with our largest donation to date.”
Stella & Chewy’s has long been committed to supporting shelters and pet adoption – since 2019, Stella & Chewy’s has reimbursed adoption fees for any senior shelter pet (cat or dog aged 5 years and up) adopted in the U.S. or Canada throughout November in honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Again this year, pet parents considering adopting a senior pet in November can visit stellaandchewys.com/adopt to request reimbursement of adoption fees.
“This Giving Tuesday donation from Stella & Chewy’s will go a long way in making sure our shelter pets are well-fed for months to come,” said Kathy Shillinglaw, volunteer and outreach coordinator at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. “The past year and a half has been tumultuous because of the pandemic, but we’ve continued helping animals in need and are grateful for support from the community and Stella & Chewy’s.”
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Alex Morgan knows that to excel on the soccer field, she must incorporate a diet centered around proper nutrition. And off the field, Alex takes this same approach when it comes to feeding her two dogs Kona (age 1) and Blue (age 4), which is why she feeds them Stella & Chewy’s Essentials dog kibble, packed with premium natural ingredients that support whole body health and allow her dogs to thrive.
“I’ve tried a lot of different food options for Kona and Blue in the past without success, but with Stella & Chewy’s Essentials kibble I’ve found a keeper. It fits their dietary needs and is a great option for pet parents looking for a premium diet for their fur babies,” said Alex Morgan. “This partnership feels right because of my love for animals and Stella & Chewy’s commitment to supporting pet adoption. Both Kona and Blue were rescued from animal shelters, and so many more animals need and deserve loving homes. I hope together we can help make this happen.”
The partnership between Alex Morgan and Stella & Chewy’s is a yearlong collaboration with various exciting initiatives planned over the next several months and into 2021. Follow Stella & Chewy’s on social media (@stellaandchewys) to keep up on the brand’s work with Alex and to learn more about the products.
“Stella and Chewy’s is thrilled to partner with Alex Morgan,” said Marie Moody, founder, Stella & Chewy’s. “As an accomplished professional soccer player, Alex knows that best-in-class nutrition and peak performance go hand in hand. We’re excited to offer pet parents a chance to win a free year’s supply of the same kibble Alex feeds her dogs through our sweepstakes.”
Year of The Good Stuff Sweepstakes*
Pet parents can enter the Year of Good Stuff Sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s worth of Stella’s Essentials dog kibble by visiting the company’s website. Two bonus entries can be earned by uploading a receipt with proof of purchase of a Stella & Chewy’s product, and by completing a pet profile on Stella & Chewy’s website. The contest begins on September 28, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. United States Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”).
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) AND CANADA 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 11/22/20. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. 5 Grand Prizes (approximate retail value of $539.91USD/$796.41CAD) available to be won. Sponsor: Stella & Chewy’s LLC, 111 W. Oakview Parkway Oak Creek, WI 53154, U.S.A.
About Stella & Chewy’s
Founded in 2003, the company strives to provide the highest quality natural pet food with an emphasis on nutrition, palatability, safety and convenience. Stella & Chewy’s dog and cat products include frozen patties and morsels, freeze-dried dinners and meal mixers, baked kibble, stews and broths and treats. Headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, all of the company’s products are made in the United States. Stella & Chewy’s proudly created Journey Home Fund; a charity that promotes adult and senior pet adoptions. For more information about the company, products and the nearest retailer, visit www.stellaandchewys.com or call 877-477-8977.