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Austin's Nulo knows the way to relieve pet hunger in San Jose

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Donation nets Humane Society 2½ tons of pet food

POSTED:   07/16/2014 06:04:43 PM PDT0 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   3 DAYS AGO
Humane Society Silicon Valley received a bark-worthy donation of pet food for its furry, four-legged residents on July 1.
Nulo, an independent pet food company based out of Austin, Texas, hand delivered 5,000 pounds of dog and cat food to the shelter headquarters in Milpitas. The Silicon Valley nonprofit was chosen for its 85 years of service to animals, according to Nulo staffers.
"All pets deserve the opportunity to be the best they can be, and we're proud to help the Humane Society Silicon Valley give the dogs and cats in its care a healthy boost toward finding safe and loving homes," said Michael Landa, Nulo CEO. "We believe optimal health begins with good nutrition and an active lifestyle."
The animal center celebrated its 15,000th adoption in spring and thrives on "generous donations" to keep serving lost and surrendered animals in Silicon Valley, said Beth Ward, vice president of community alliances at HSSV.
"As a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk dogs and cats find safe and happy homes, we're thankful that Nulo has chosen to help us continue to provide a high-quality selection of food to feed the animals in our care," Ward said.
The shelter goes through about 500 to 800 pounds of food monthly, according to Cristie Kamiya, vice president of medical operations at HSSV. The 5,000 pounds of Nulo food will probably last three to four months.
More than 300 animals are adopted out of the center on average each month. Food is also provided for "foster families" who have animals in their care at home, which can add about a couple hundred pounds a month to the shelter's total usage, Kamiya said.
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