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Freekibble and Halo deliver food for homeless pets during Holiday Kibble Drop

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Ellen DeGeneres' natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, and Freekibble.com are once again helping feed homeless dogs and cats this year.

During the 2013 Holiday Kibble Drop "Inspire Tour," Halo and Freekibble.com will deliver more than 500,000 meals to pets in need. The Kibble Drop trucks, including two 18-wheelers packed full of food, will make stops in 12 cities during the holiday season.

Cities receiving pet food in 2013 include Nashville, Raleigh, Philadelphia, New York, Wichita, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, along with stops in Washington D.C., Bend, Oregon and Greenwich, Conn.

At each Kibble Drop location, up to eight shelters will receive a substantial food donation in honor of a special, inspirational pet in that city. According to Halo, the food provided is of the highest quality food possible to help shelter pets look and feel their best, which can help them get adopted.

"Supporting shelters is part of our company's mission," says Halo CEO Steve Marton. "We are inspired by the stories of hope and love we hear every day - and want to honor those pets, pet owners and organizations who exemplify the incredible bond we have with our pets."

Freekibble.com has donated 11.5 million meals to shelters and rescues since 2008. Currently Halo is Freekibble.com's official pet food sponsor, donating the kibble distributed to shelters and rescues throughout the U.S.

Participating retailers include: Phydeaux, Doggie Style, Pet Pantry Warehouse, All Paws, Pet Club, At Your Service Pets, Red Barn Feed and Saddlery, and Pet Food Express.

GreaterGood.org and C.H. Robinson donated resources, time and effort to the trip, each donating a portion of the freight costs, and offering volunteers at the stops. Professional photographers will be on site in many cities, donating their time through the GreaterGood.org's One Picture Saves a Life Program.

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