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1,000 Bowls of Dog Food

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

I’m sending all of you a virtual hug for helping feed dogs at my local animal shelter—Jersey Animal Coalition. A week ago, I put out a call asking for you to post a comment or pet nutrition question on Pet News and Views, and for each comment and question, Iams agreed to donate 10 bowls of food to Jersey Animal Coalition. We reached our goal and Jersey Animal Coalition received 1,000 bowls of food.

Jersey Animal Coalition is an all volunteer not-for-profit that has rescued and placed over 10,000 stray and abandoned pets since it was founded in 1989. It is a no-kill shelter whose motto is “We make space by adopting, not euthanizing.” For information about the shelter and the pets that are up for adoption, click here.

From Left to Right: Lawrence Brooks, executive director of Jersey Animal Coalition; Ruth Perlmutter, founder of JAC with one of the newest puppies; Nancy Schetelick, adult volunteer coordinator; and me--Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views. (Photo by Steven M. Hollow)

Iams approached me about hosting this contest to promote their new dog food IAMS Sensitive Naturals and IAMS Simple & Natural. These two new products get four paws up! The first ingredient in the IAMS Sensitive Naturals is fish. The first ingredient in the IAMS Simple & Natural product is chicken. You won’t find corn, wheat, soy, meat-by-products or names you can’t pronounce in these foods. What you will find are apples, carrots, peas, Vitamin E and fish oil. Both products are dry food.

I want to thank Iams for their generous donation. Also, thanks to various media who promoted this event. And thanks to all of you who left a comment or pet nutrition question.

Dr. Marcie Campion, a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and the Scientific Relations Manager at P&G Pet Care, is in the process of answering your questions. I expect to post her answers to your questions within the next two weeks.

Dropping Off Food
It was such a joy dropping off the food. As many of you know, animal shelters are in desperate need of food, kitty litter, leashes, cages, pet toys, cleaning supplies, and more. So a big thanks to Iams for its generosity and to all of you who helped. I am truly grateful.

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