Hill's Pet Nutrition Aids Dogs Rescued from Acreage in Alberta

Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® Program Donates Science Diet Pet Food for Seized Animals

MILK RIVER, Alberta, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -- Through the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program, Hill's Pet Nutrition is donating a full supply of Science Diet® brand pet food to provide premium quality nutrition for a group of dogs recently rescued from inhumane conditions at an acreage in southern Alberta.

The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized more than 200 dogs near Milk River in what they are describing as one of the worst cases of neglect they have ever seen. The Alberta SPCA found the dogs (a mix of Huskies, Irish Wolfhounds, Malamutes and Komondors) chained up outside, emaciated and starving, with matted fur and a list of other injuries. The dogs are currently receiving medical care and being spayed or neutered. The local animal welfare organizations caring for them are asking for donations, foster homes and volunteers.

To assist in the care of these rescued animals, Hill's Pet Nutrition has donated an initial shipment of 2,100 pounds of pet food to the Red Deer & District SPCA through the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program, which will be distributed to other local groups that are caring for the dogs. Hill's will continue to coordinate with the Red Deer organization to ensure all future food needs for these animals are met.

"Like all of us who know the joy that comes from the loving bond we share with our pets, the condition these dogs were living in is truly shocking and deplorable," said Frances Cheslo, Hill's Shelter Program Manager. "We at Hill's are so pleased to be a part of the effort to bring these innocent animals back to good health through superior nutrition so they can find the loving homes they deserve."

Since 2007, the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® has donated more than $10 million worth of Hill's Science Diet® brand pet food to shelters across Canada, supporting the adoption of more than 200,000 cats and dogs.

Additional information on the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program can be found on the Hill's website. To request assistance during an emergency, shelters can contact sheltercanada@hillspet.com.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition
Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Science Diet® and Ideal Balance™ wellness brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 70 years ago with an unparalleled commitment to pet well-being, Hill's' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. For more information about Hill's, our products and our nutritional philosophy visit HillsPet.ca, or visit us on Facebook, keywords "Hill's Pet Nutrition."

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SOURCE Hill's Pet Nutrition

For further information: Edisa Chacin, Edisa_Chacin@hillspet.com, http://www.HillsPet.ca

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