Golden Statue? Win or Lose, Celebrities Show Heart of Gold for Shelter Pets

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Halo Pet Food Donation is Best Loved Gift Bag Item Among Hollywood Elite

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TAMPA, FL–(Marketwired – March 21, 2017) – Pet-loving celebrities, including this year’s Best Director for “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, are making a difference by redeeming gift certificates for donations of Halo pet food to help shelter dogs and cats in need. Chazelle, follows in the footsteps of many Hollywood A-listers, like Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, by redeeming the most popular gift bag item in history

In celebration of Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscar® nominees in the top five categories received a special “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bag. According to Lash Fary, the curator of the unofficial gift bags and founder of Distinctive Assets, the most popular gift to date has been an opportunity from Halo Purely for Pets that allows stars to make a 10,000 bowl of pet food donation to an animal shelter of their choice.

“The most redeemed item in the history of doing this has been from Halo,” Fary said. “Again this year, Halo Purely for Pets is allowing the nominees to make a 10,000 bowl donation to an animal shelter of their choice. Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, Ethan Hawk, so many celebrities have redeemed that particular option.”

Halo is proud to partner with and to donate more than 1.5 million meals to shelter pets each year through our #HaloFeeditForward campaign. Since Halo pet food is made only with WHOLE meats never any “meat meals,” like chicken meal or by-product meal, these generous donations are often life changing for those shelter pets that receive them.

“Using Halo has helped our kitties have better coats, better health and in general better looking and feeling felines,” said Tammy Barker, Board of Directors, Treasure-Volunteer at The Cat House on the Kings. “Cats and kittens are more likely to get adopted if they feel and look great. We always recommend our adopters keep the new family member on Halo food.”

The Distinctive Assets gift bag is not affiliated with the OSCARS® or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences does not award, sponsor, endorse or provide these gift bags. As for Halo, they are just happy to support generous nominees to show the love to shelter pets!



For over 30 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo, America’s Best Loved Holistic Brand, believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life. Our holistic diets use only WHOLE meats, never any “meat meals.” Plus, when you choose Halo, we feed it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls of Halo to shelter pets annually (#HaloFeeditForward), in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States, and Learn more about Halo’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products at

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Adopted Cat Hides and Hangs on for more than 400 Miles!

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by Bethany Meissner

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Truck driver Paul Robertson and his adopted orange cat Percy have covered thousands of miles together. According to MPR News, Paul drives while Percy perches on the special platform Paul made him, looking out the window and basking in the sun. They have a great life on the road. However, one night nearly changed all that.

Percy was feeling ill and pulled into a rest stop in Ohio to rest up for the night. When he went to sleep, Percy was next to him. The next morning Percy was gone and the passenger window was down. Paul told MPR that he didn’t know if Percy had “been gone five minutes or an hour or three hours.” He started shaking Percy’s food bag and calling Percy’s name while walking around the truck. He shook down bushes, looking everywhere he could. He felt scared and a bad winter storm was on its way.

Paul and Percy had picked up a social media following in their travels due to Paul’s photo work with roller derby teams. He posted on Facebook: “This day can totally eat it.” His community immediately showed up. Within minutes he had texts from across the country, as well as other countries. People called shelters and showed up to help search. It was to no avail. By the next day, Paul had to leave but there was still no sign of Percy. People promised to continue looking, but Paul felt awful. On Facebook, Paul shared that it “seemed like the worst moment of the worst day ever.”

Paul made his next delivery. Then he drove to a mining plant in Indiana. At that point Paul had now driven 400 miles without Percy sitting next to him. As he headed back to the truck after picking up paperwork, he spotted a cat walking out from underneath the cab. Paul was confused.

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“I’m thinking my cat is 400 miles behind me, dying in the snow,” he told MPR. Then: “I suddenly recognize him. He just looks up at me with the big eyes, like: ‘Dad?’”

Paul immediately picked up Percy and just began to cuddle him in the truck. Percy was jumping on and off Paul, smelly from the truck fumes but otherwise miraculously dry and unhurt. Paul still isn’t sure how Percy stayed safe, but after talking with the mechanics at his truck yard, he thinks Percy might have hidden by the fuel tanks or on top of the transmission under the cab. As Paul put it, “He found a spot, wedged himself in, and clearly wasn’t coming out for nothing” until it was safe!

That night, Paul posted on Facebook to let everyone know the good news: “CALL OFF THE SEARCH!!! PERCY IS OKAY!!!” Paul thanked everyone who had helped and cared. He wrote “This little orange furry soul means the world to me.”

Later, Paul shared more on Facebook after the reunion. Paul posted a photo of Percy and wrote that during the year since he had adopted Percy, he would “frequently pick him up…then hug him and whisper to him, ‘You’ve had it tough, but you’re okay now. I’ll take care of you. You’ll always have a warm bed and good food and water, and I’ll always look out for you. Don’t worry. You’re safe.’” We’re so glad that Percy and Paul have many miles more together to look out for each other and keep each other safe.

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