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Wellness® Supports Greyhound Friends as the Organization Marks 25 Years of Greyhound Rescue

Tewksbury, Massachusetts (June 3, 2008) - The Wellness® brand of natural food and treats for pets today announced a donation to Greyhound Friends as the organization marks 25 years of Greyhound Rescue.

Since its inception in 1983, Greyhound Friends has grown from a one-woman operation to a fully staffed shelter that houses, vets and adopts out hundreds of dogs each year. Today, dogs come to the Greyhound Friends shelter from Massachusetts-area tracks as well as from all over the United States and overseas. Greyhound Friends has served as a catalyst and model for numerous other greyhound adoption organizations, including independent affiliates in Western Massachusetts, Cape Cod, New Jersey and North Carolina.

The Wellness donation of $1,500 to Greyhound Friends reflects the mission of the company's 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.

Greyhound Friends funds its facilities and care of the dogs through private donations and charitable foundation grants. Wellness was a silver sponsor for the organization's 25th Anniversary gala, which also raised funds towards the ongoing care of dogs awaiting adoption at the Greyhound Friends shelter. After expenses, 100% of funds raised will benefit the dogs.

To learn more about Greyhound Friends and for more information on the 25th Anniversary Gala and Spring Open House, please visit

About Wellness - Unconditional Love. Uncompromising Nutrition®

At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. Food feeds their souls, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. Our diverse team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets has only one mission: To help provide pets a healthy, happy, long life through the power of natural nutrition.

We constantly strive to raise the bar and never compromise-selecting nature's finest ingredients and combining them in exact proportions to help support pet health and well-being. All Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard food and treat varieties feature recipes using natural human-grade ingredients without the use of meat by-products, fillers, potential allergens, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. And as a pioneer in holistic nutrition, we are passionate about seeking new ways to help pets thrive, educate people about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and support animal wellness programs.

Wellness is proud to be a part of the Old Mother Hubbard pet food family, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2006. Wellness is sold through pet specialty and natural food stores throughout North America and is now available internationally. For more information, please visit

About Greyhound Friends, Inc.

Greyhound Friends Inc. of Hopkinton, Massachusetts is a small non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the plight of racing greyhounds and finding loving and responsible homes for them. Since its inception in 1983, Greyhound Friends has found homes for thousands of dogs. People who have adopted greyhounds, other individuals interested in the work of the organization, and foundations that contribute to animal welfare support Greyhound Friends. For more information about Greyhound Friends, visit