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Wellness® Natural Pet Food Feeds Philly Dogs In Need

Tewksbury, Massachusetts (April 10, 2009) – Tails are wagging in Pennsylvania because Wellness® Natural Pet Food, under the auspices of its charitable arm, the WellPet Foundation, has donated 2.5 TONS of dog food to The Pennsylvania SPCA’s (PSPCA) new Pet Food Bank located at the PSPCA’s Philadelphia Adoption Center.

With the nation’s economic crisis now affecting Main Street as well as Wall Street, many animal organizations are facing challenges in providing enough food and proper nutrition to record numbers of pets in need. The animal lovers at Wellness, dedicated to doing the very best for the pets who depend on us, could think of nothing more meaningful than to provide a gift of sustenance for those dogs in Philadelphia who give their guardians unconditional love, trust and companionship.

"We, along with many pet parents who are visiting our food bank, are so grateful to Wellness for making such a significant donation in this time of economic hardship", said PSPCA Chief Operations Officer Lisa Rodgers. "Wellness has shown their dedication and love for animals through the gift of food."

To demonstrate their commitment to ensuring pets enjoy a healthy, happy, long life through natural nutrition, Wellness has donated 5,365 pounds of Wellness Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy Health, Wellness Super5Mix® Large Breed Adult Health, and Wellness Super5Mix® Small Breed Adult Health to the PSPCA Food Bank. The food donation will alleviate some of the financial burden local pet parents, who could use a bit of extra help, are facing. The PSPCA Food Bank is open every other Sunday, from noon-3 p.m., at the PSPCA's Philadelphia Adoption Center located at 350 E. Erie Avenue. Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Wellness® – Guaranteed Natural Nutrition for the Life of Your Pet

Wellness, a proud member of the WellPet family of brands, delivers lifelong, natural nutrition for pets – guaranteed. The pet professionals at Wellness carefully select all-natural, human-grade ingredients proven to deliver 100% of a pet’s lifetime nutritional needs. To ensure pets enjoy a long and loving life, Wellness guarantees the best natural ingredient sourcing, most meticulous quality assurance and production standards, and nutritional analysis in the industry. Wellness is sold in pet specialty stores and natural food stores across North America and internationally. Visit to learn more.

The WellPet Foundation – Responsibility, Passion, Commitment

At WellPet, we are committed to giving back to the world we share with our pets. Through the WellPet Foundation, we support organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. Learn more at

About the Pennsylvania SPCA

The Pennsylvania SPCA is dedicated to rescuing animals from abuse and neglect, providing lifesaving care and treatment, guaranteeing a home for every adoptable animal, and reducing pet-overpopulation through low-cost spay-and-neuter clinics and public awareness initiatives. Through these efforts, we prevent cruelty towards animals and promote respect for their welfare, thus enhancing the lives of people and their companion animals throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PSPCA has satellite shelters in Wellsboro, Centre Hall, Danville and Montrose. The Philadelphia branch houses a full-service animal hospital, obedience training academy, adoption facility and the PSPCA Law Enforcement Department, which is responsible for enforcing Philadelphia and Pennsylvania animal cruelty laws. In Philadelphia, the Animal Care and Control Team Powered by the PSPCA (ACCT) is charged with enforcing the City’s animal control codes, as well as finding homes for Philadelphia’s thousands of stray and surrendered adoptable animals via rescue, foster care and adoption. For more information, visit