Hill’s Pet Nutrition Announces Record Adoption Year for NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters Campaign; More than 161,500 pets and counting found their forever homes in August

TOPEKA, Kan., September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hill’s Pet Nutritiona world leader in science-based pet nutrition and a national sponsor of NBCUniversal Local’s Clear Shelters The National Pet Adoption Campaign announced that this year’s campaign helped more than 161,500 cats and dogs find forever homes last August.

This total, which is expected to rise as reports continue, is the highest single-year adoption mark in the campaign’s eight-year history, in what has been a critical year. for pet adoption and animal welfare organizations.

“We are proud and inspired to have played a part in the record result of the Clear The Shelters 2022 campaign,” said Nicki Baty, president of Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA. “We are grateful to the adopters, partners and shelters who have come together with determination and love. As we celebrate these August results, we continue our year-long mission to end pet homelessness and we We will not rest until all animals have loving homes.”

Every year until Clear SheltersNBC and Telemundo stations nationwide partnered with shelters and rescues in their communities, which included nearly 1,400 organizations, in all 50 states, Porto Rico and Guam This year. Since its inception in 2015, the campaign has helped more than 860,000 pets find forever homes.

To reach even more future pet owners, Hill’s has partnered with actor and pet advocate Taylor Lautnerwho adopted his dog Rémi in 2021, to inspire aspiring pet owners to find their new best friend.

“We are proud of the incredible impact Clear The Shelters has each year and thrilled with the continued growth and success of the campaign, which is only possible because of the support of so many,” said Bruce Kalner, senior vice president of business development, NBCUniversal Local. “We are grateful to our long-time national sponsor, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, for their continued collaboration and support year after year, and to everyone who uses their platforms to raise awareness for pet adoption. “

In addition to 2022 being a banner year for adoptions, Hill’s has tied $50,000 in donations made to Clear The Shelters Fund, which allows supporters to donate directly to shelters and relief in need. Hill’s media partnerships also helped facilitate another $100,000 Amazon’s commitment and $25,000 from iHeartMedia to support Great good charities‘ programs comprising the distribution of good packsthe renovation of the shelters by Rescue reconstructionand Good flightswhich included two life-saving airlifts and ground transportation for at-risk pet populations, with a particular focus on asymptomatic heartworm-carrying shelter dogs, homeless cats linked to disaster relief, and large dogs more difficult to adopt.

“We are thrilled for the people who have reunited with their pets following the two Clear Shelters flights this year, as well as those who have adopted through the Clear The Shelters Adoption Campaign,” said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities. “We have airlifted nearly 300 shelter animals to new homes this month. These airlifts are made possible through the generous resources of Hill’s who help give at-risk pets a second chance. The support of Hill has also helped secure more than $175,000 to support shelters in need through Clear The Shelters Fund, helping to save even more lives.”

Additionally, hundreds of Hill’s and Colgate-Palmolive employees supported Clear The Shelters this year, many of whom volunteered at shelters hosting adoption events across the country.

The campaign of the year coincided with the 20th anniversary of Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love program, which partners with shelters 365 days a year to provide premium nutrition to animals in need. The program has provided over $300 million in pet food to over 1,000 shelters and has helped over 12 million animals find new homes. When pet owners buy Hill’s products, they’re helping provide top-quality nutrition to thousands of shelter animals across the country.

For more information on this year’s results Clear Sheltersvisit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com.

To find pet resources and learn more about Hill’s support of shelters year-round, visit hillspet.com.

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Jennie RosenbergHill + Knowlton Strategies
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About Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Founded over 80 years ago with an unwavering commitment to science-based pet nutrition, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is on a mission to help enrich and extend the special relationships between humans and their pets. Hill’s is part of the Colgate Palmolive family, dedicated to pioneering research for dogs and cats using a scientific understanding of their specific needs. As the leading brand of veterinarian-recommended pet foods, knowledge is our first ingredient with more than 220 veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in the field. pet health. Hill’s Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition, as well as our everyday foods, Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Healthy Advantage and Hill’s Bioactive Recipe, are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers around the world. For more information on our products, our nutritional philosophy, visit HillsPet.com or HillsVet.com. To learn more about Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program, visit hillspet.com/shelter.

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