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Contest to Benefit Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

A number of my friends have been praising The Honest Kitchen. So, when The Honest Kitchen and Pet News and Views talked about partnering to help Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, I was thrilled.

“We’re really happy to be able to provide some healthy, whole food meals to pets in need, through this shelter drop,” says Lucy Postins, founder and president of The Honest Kitchen. “We donate money and products to a variety of causes around the country each year, so giving back is a part of our company values.”

Lucy of The Honest Kitchen with one of her dogs, who eats very well!

Known for making human-grade, dehydrated natural dog and cat foods, The Honest Kitchen’s pet food is actually made in a human food facility, not in a pet food plant. Dehydration is a gentle technique that removes only the moisture and retains the nutrients of the food. The food needs to be rehydrated, which is easy. You just add water.

800 Pounds of Cat and Dog Food
The Honest Kitchen will donate 200 Prowl trials and 400 Thrive trials to Bideawee, and 100 Prowl trials and 100 Thrive trials to Second Chance Animal Rescue. Each trial size makes one pound of fresh food. This donation totals 800 pounds of dog and cat food.

Prowl for Adult Cats and Thrive for Dogs
Prowl is grain- and gluten-free, and is made with dehydrated free-range chicken, eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, organic flaxseed, zucchini, spinach, cranberries, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Thrive was designed for dogs of all life stages including adults, puppies, pregnancy, and nursing. It’s ideal for sensitive dogs who need gluten-free dog food but with a little grain, to help maintain a healthy body weight. It contains dehydrated free-range chicken, organic fair-trade quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, and copper amino acid chelate.

But Wait…There’s More! A Pet News and Views’ Reader Contest
In addition to generously donating food to Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, The Honest Kitchen is giving one Pet News and Views’ reader one 10 pound box of Love. The 10 pound box makes 40 pounds of fresh dog food. It’s a $95 value.

One Pet News and Views' reader can win a 10 pound box of Love from The Honest Kitchen.

Love for Dogs
Love caters to dogs of all life stages. It’s made with USDA inspected, hormone-free beef and is 100 percent human-grade. Just add water for a fresh, wholesome, and human grade meal. It also contains sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, and copper amino acid chelate.

Sophia Cao, Bideawee's Adoptions Center Manager, and a Bideawee dog that found her forever home.

Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue
Many of you know that Bideawee is one of my favorite animal centers. It’s a caring and kind place. As soon as you walk in the door, you can sense the concern and commitment from the people who work hard to get the dogs and cats adopted.

“The entire Bideawee family is a big fan of the Pet News and Views’ blog and is thrilled to be working with Pet News and Views and the The Honest Kitchen on this latest promotion,” says Nancy Taylor, president and CEO of Bideawee. “The generosity of companies like The Honest Kitchen, helps to ensure that our animals receive the best care possible while they await their forever homes.”

I learned about Second Chance Animal Rescue from my friend Ela Schwartz (an excellent writer/author/editor), who volunteers there. Second Chance doesn’t have its own physical home. All of the cats and a few small dogs that they rescue are housed in foster homes and at the local PetSmart in Levittown, NY, and Petco in Babylon, NY.

“A huge thank you to The Honest Kitchen for supporting our rescue cats and dogs with much needed food,” says Grace DeVita, director of Second Chance Animal Rescue. “We are all struggling one way or another in these trying times so this gift is especially appreciated and welcomed. Let me not forget a warm thank you to Pet News and Views for making it possible.”

Sharon Osbourne, a long haired cat that likes to chat and be the center of attention, is available at Second Chance.

For more information about Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, and to see the wonderful pets that they have up for adoption, click on their highlighted names.

To Enter the Contest
Leave a comment after this post, telling us why you want to win Love for your dog. And we would love to hear from cat lovers too. Tell us about your favorite animal center or share a comment about your rescue. If I reach 100 or more comments, The Honest Kitchen will donate the food to Bideawee and, Second Chance Animal Rescue. The contest closes on Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. eastern. All of the names will be placed in Random.org, and a winner will be picked. Thanks for entering, and for leaving a comment.

152 comments to Contest to Benefit Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue

  • Michele,

    Hoping your contest will benefit a coonhound or foxhound in need, since adoptable coonhounds and foxhounds are in need of public acceptance. Many rescues and shelters will not accept them as surrenders or strays because adoption rates are so very slow. Yet other large-breed hunting dogs such as retrievers or labs are considered very desirable. Coonhounds and foxhounds are all-American bred dogs. They are close relatives of Beagles, the 4th or 5th most popular American breed according to the AKC. Where are you, America, leaving them to wait and wait … or worse?

    Thank you for highlighting the plight of coonhounds recently, Michele! We appreciate you. Hope you don’t mind me plugging my cause.

  • Elsie Au

    Thanks Michele for all you’ve done to help animals in need.