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Wellness® Makes a Splash with Contribution to Pennsylvania SPCA

Tewksbury, Massachusetts (October 16, 2008) - The Wellness WellPet® Foundation today announced a $5,000 donation to the Pennsylvania SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Dog Park.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is dedicated to rescuing animals from abuse and neglect.

The Pennsylvania SPCA prevents cruelty towards animals, promotes respect for their welfare, and enhances the lives of people and their companion animals throughout the state of Pennsylvania by promoting healthy lifestyles and the compassionate treatment of animals.

The Wellness WellPet Foundation donation will provide a doggie pool for the PSCPA Dog Park's communal play area, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2009. The doggie pool will provide a great place for dogs to cool off, play and exercise, particularly for those dogs that have never before had access to water due to neglect or cruelty.

"The Wellness donation of the doggie pool will allow dogs to enjoy a fun, yet healing and transformative experience for those who have had previous unhealthy living situations," said PSPCA Development Director Rachel McCrystal. "The pool will be a significant addition to this natural, meaningful environment for dogs, their owners, and potential adopters."

The donation reflects the mission of Wellness' WellPet Foundation: responsibility, passion and commitment, as the company works to do the very best for the pets that provide us with unconditional love, trust and companionship.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania SPCA please visit

About Wellness® - Unconditional Love. Uncompromising Nutrition®.

The Wellness brand of Natural Food and Treats for Pets, a proud member of the Old Mother Hubbard pet food family, was founded on the belief that, "You are what you eat!" - and that incorporating a holistic approach to a healthy, nutritious diet is the foundation of wellbeing. Our committed team of vets, nutritionists and animal lovers has spent decades creating the very best in natural nutrition for both dogs and cats. Our Quality Assurance program maintains the most meticulous standards of food safety; we follow the same strict guidelines for our pet food that are applied to food for people. All Wellness food and treat varieties feature recipes using human-quality ingredients without the use of meat by-products, fillers, potential allergens such as wheat (including wheat gluten) or soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Wellness is sold through knowledgeable pet specialty retailers and natural food stores in North America, and is now available internationally. For more information visit

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, Stroudsburg 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. For more information, call 215-426-6300 or visit