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ökocat® Selects Five Winning Shelters for 2020 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program Due to Overwhelming Need

Sept. 29, 2020 – ökocat® announced they’re donating approximately 11,000 pounds of next generation plant-based cat litter to five U.S. animal rescue organizations. This year’s generous donation is almost triple the amount offered through last year’s ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program. For the third consecutive year, ökocat called on fans to nominate their favorite eco-friendly cities where the brand would select donation recipients. The results are in with locations in Washington, Nebraska, North Carolina and Illinois taking the lead. Due to an overwhelming voting response, and an increased need for litter at shelters due to COVID-19, ökocat has selected five animal shelters in the winning cities including: Whatcom Humane Society in Bellingham, WA The Cat House in Lincoln, Neb. Asheville Humane Society in Asheville, N.C. Chicago Animal Care & Control in Chicago, Ill Northwest Animal Companions in Portland, Ore. "Two paws up to the folks at Healthy Pet ökocat for their generous donation of litter for our shelter cats and kittens,” said Laura Clark, Director Whatcom Humane Society. “Their support helps us care for thousands of homeless, unwanted cats and kittens annually, and allows us to save badly needed resources to fulfill our mission and life-saving work. We are so grateful for all they do for the animals in our shelter and community."  Throughout 2021, cat adopters and fosters at the selected shelters will also receive coupons for free ökocat litter to bring home. ökocat stops odor before it starts, clumps solid for easy scooping, and has low airborne dust for a healthier home. There are six varieties to choose from, each made in the U.S. from 100 percent sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued wood and paper without artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic dyes or GMOs.   “We are thrilled to be able to provide safe, clean litter for cats across the country through our annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program,” said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at ökocat. “We strongly believe in the health and environmental benefits of our products for our pets, homes and the planet and this is one way that we look forward to giving back to communities each year. We’re proud to say that we’ve donated over 20,000 pounds of litter in the last three years.” For more information visit www.healthy-pet.com/pages/okocause4paws. 
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ökocat® Doubles Donations for Annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program

Animal shelter recipients to be nominated in the top 4 eco-friendly cities. FERNDALE, Wash., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ökocat®, the next generation plant-based litter, announced the launch of its third annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program. The goals of this initiative are to promote cat adoption and to save the world one litter box at a time with 100% biodegradable, all-natural litter made from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued wood and paper fiber, that's cleaner and healthier for your cat, family and home and better for our planet. From now through August 14, ökocat is calling all pet parents across the U.S. to vote for their favorite eco-friendly city on ökocat's website. Animal shelters will be selected in the four winning cities to receive a donation of 2,000 pounds of ökocat litter. As an added bonus, ökocat will provide a coupon for a free box of litter for each family who adopts from one of these participating shelters in the following 12 months. "We're excited to announce we are doubling our donation this year to provide an even greater community and environmental impact," said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at ökocat. "We have proudly donated more than 10,000 pounds of sustainable litter and supported more than 4,000 cat adoptions since we began the program three years ago." The 2020 program offers more ways for cat parents to win with fun photo contests and more. All voters will receive a $3 discount coupon and will be entered to win one of the following: Three lucky winners will receive gift cards to their favorite pet store for either $500, $250 or $100 1 winner will receive coupons for a free 2-month supply of ökocat litter 1 winner will have the opportunity to have their cat's portrait created by artist, Dino Nemec The 2019 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program recipients included:  Gifford Cat Shelter in Boston, Mass. The Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Ore. Philly PAWS in Philadelphia, Pa. The Rescue House in San Diego, Calif. For more information about ökocat by Healthy Pet, and its unwavering commitment to cat health and care and corporate excellence through sustainability, please visit www.healthy-pet.com/okocat. Follow ökocat on Facebook or Instagram.
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carefresh® Kicks Off Second Year of its carefresh Gives Back Donation Program

Over 48,000 liters of bedding were donated through program in 2019   carefresh® announced the kick off of its second annual carefresh Gives Back program today by selecting Orlando Farm Rescue as its next featured rescue. carefresh is the only brand of small pet bedding made from 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and sustainable materials. During the first year of the program in 2019, carefresh donated a total of 48,000 liters of its bedding to the following shelters and rescue organizations in the United States and Canada: Whatcom Humane Society Hopalong Hollow Archie’s Angels Rabbit Rescue Munchie’s Place for Homeless Pets All Paws Rescue The Pipsqueakery “We’re proud to have worked with such great and deserving organizations during the first year of our carefresh Gives Back program. They are caring for small animals of all varieties, and they can’t always afford to provide the best bedding,” said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at carefresh. “This year, we’re looking forward to learning about even more small animal shelters and rescue organizations that could benefit from a donation of our sustainable bedding through our website’s nomination form.” The first featured rescue of 2020, Orlando Farm Rescue, was selected based on customer input. Throughout the year, carefresh asks its customers to nominate their favorite small animal shelters and rescue organizations. When selected as a carefresh featured rescue, the shelter receives a donation of carefresh bedding — the amount is based on each rescue’s number of annual adoptions. In addition to the donation, each person who adopts a small animal from the rescue for the next twelve months receives a coupon for $5 off their first bag of carefresh bedding. For more information about the program or to nominate a shelter, please visit www.healthy-pet.com/pages/carefresh-gives-back. carefresh bedding is all-natural, provides 10-day odor control and is two times more absorbent than traditional shavings. To learn where you can find carefresh in stores, please visit www.healthy-pet.com/carefresh.
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ökocat® Announces Donation of Eco-Friendly Litter to Shelters as Part of 2019 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program

FERNDALE, WA. (November 21, 2019) – ökocat®, an all-natural brand of cat litter made from reclaimed wood and paper, announced that four animal rescue organizations in Boston, Portland, San Diego and Philadelphia have received donations totaling over 4,000 pounds of its eco-friendly litter, just in time for the holidays.As part of the second annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program, ökocat asked its fans to vote for their favorite eco-friendly U.S. cities and submit shelter suggestions for a possible donation of litter. After two months of gathering feedback, ökocat has announced that Boston, Portland, San Francisco and Philadelphia received the highest number of votes from fans.  Based on shelters suggested and each organization’s specific needs, ökocat has selected the following shelters in each eco-friendly city to receive a donation of litter:• Gifford Cat Shelter in Boston, MA• The Oregon Humane Society in Portland, OR• Philly PAWS in Philadelphia, PA• The Rescue House in San Diego, CAIn addition to receiving the donation of eco-friendly litter, each future cat adopter at all four shelters will receive a coupon for a free box of litter to take home with their cat throughout 2020. “The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is grateful to ökocat for this generous donation of litter, which will help us care for shelter cats and kittens as they await their forever homes,” said Sarah Yusavitz, Corporate Relations Officer at the Oregon Humane Society. “OHS adopts out over 6,000 cats and kittens each year, so programs like the ökocause4paws are instrumental in enabling us to continue our important, life-saving work.”ökocat litter delivers 7-day odor control and easy-clean clumping and no airborne dust. Being free of harmful chemicals, additives and synthetic scents, it’s not harmful to the environment, unlike strip-mined clay litter, which still accounts for the 2.4 million tons of cat litter that ends up in landfills each year.“Our fans are passionate about sustainability and cat adoption, and we truly appreciate their enthusiasm and participation in our annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program. Our goal is to help shelters provide cats with the best care possible, while also helping adopters learn about the health and environmental benefits of a natural litter,” said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at ökocat. “We’re thankful that since we launched the program in 2018, we’ve been able to donate more than 8,000 pounds of natural litter, and we’re looking forward to where the program takes us again in 2020!”For more information about the 2018 and 2019 ökocause4paws programs, please visit www.healthy-pet.com/pages/okocause4paws. ökocat can be found at stores across the United States and Canada. To purchase online or to find a location in your area, visit www.healthy-pet.com/okocat.
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