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Whatcom Humane Society Honors Healthy Pet with Woof and Whiskers Award!

Healthy Pet is very proud to receive this award from the Whatcom Humane Society in recognition of their support in 2018 & 2019. Healthy Pet has been providing longtime assistance, care, comfort and advocacy to the WHS small animal Program and for the animals in their care for many years. This included a makeover of their small animal room in early 2019 and donation of new rabbit hutches. Support of this wonderful local organization and the animals in the community is a very important part of Healthy Pet. The Whatcom Humane Society believes that all animals, as sentient beings, have value beyond economic measurements and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection. Healthy Pet stands behind these beliefs as well and everything they do is built on a uniquely comprehensive approach to pet care.  For more information please visit www.whatcomhumane.org .
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Healthy Pet Supports Employee Development with Job Skills Program

Ferndale, WA (August, 2018) – After being approved by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Healthy Pet has collaborated with Whatcom Community College and Impact Washington to receive funding through the Job Skills Program Grant. This has enabled Healthy Pet to provide free training courses to its employees arming them with valuable job skill learnings. The Job Skills Program provides funding for customized, short-term and job-specific training for eligible businesses using dollar-for-dollar matching grants. The Job Skills Program supports three types of training projects, each a tool to enhance the competitiveness of Washington’s businesses and industries and increasing employment opportunities. These types include new employee training and retraining or upgrade training that draw trainees from a company’s current workforce. Free continuing education for employees is a unique benefit gladly offered by Healthy Pet. These current Job Skill courses foster growth and encourage professional development. Subjects range from a course on the fundamentals of leadership to a series of courses focused on lean implementation. Customer Experience Supervisor, Sandy Bring, is achieving professional growth from this program by learning more about excel, outlook, and leadership. Bring reflects on her experience saying, “The courses I took invigorated and energized me to start thinking about what kind of working environment to create for my team. Ultimately, I want to have a culture that leads to team effort on developing new ideas and strategies for helping Healthy Pet maintain ‘Best in Class’ status, with an emphasis on continuous improvement.” With over 120 employees and growing in both Ferndale, WA and Jesup, GA, Healthy Pet sees its employees as its greatest resource. Healthy Pet is taking intentional steps to build up a team that is comprised of passionate, innovative and committed people.
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Healthy Pet Hires New Plant Manager for Ferndale, WA Location

Ferndale, WA (August, 2018) - Healthy Pet is proud to welcome Pam Moser as the new Head of West Coast Operations/Ferndale Plant Manager. As plant manager, Moser will be responsible for all production, manufacturing and maintenance activities at the Ferndale plant. She is well suited for this challenging position with a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s in Business Administration. Moser started her career as a quality control technician at a large manufacturing facility while attaining her degree from the University of Nebraska. This was her connection to manufacturing and she enjoyed the diversity of the workforce, the energy in the manufacturing process and all of the varied activities, from new product introductions to the rewards of putting everything together resulting in a value added offering for the customer. Healthy Pet is excited about what Moser adds to the manufacturing team. She brings 30 years of experience in manufacturing management with a large share of those years as a Plant Manager with Eaton Corporation, a $20 billion dollar manufacturer of electrical and industrial power systems. Her career started with Eaton as a Quality Manager and rapidly moved though a succession of manufacturing roles and finally, to a Plant Manager position at a $100 million manufacturing facility employing over 400 operational personnel. Pam is well versed in Lean, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement management concepts and the application of these concepts in attaining operational excellence. 
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Healthy Pet Receives Distinguished Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award From the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor

Recognized for Second Consecutive Year for Outstanding Safety Achievements in the Workplace Ferndale, WA - (July  2017) The Jesup, GA manufacturing facility of Washington based company, Healthy Pet, a leader in the natural pet product category, has been awarded the 2016 Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award from the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor for the second year in a row. Georgia’s Department of Labor sponsors this annual award program to recognize and honor employers and employees who not only make safety a priority but also make safety a reality. Healthy Pet received this award based on a number of key achievements at their Jesup, GA plant, in recognition of excellence in: ·         Absence of recordable injuries ·         Well documented employee safety training ·         In-depth training of critical safety topics “Taking safety seriously and accomplishing this level of excellence is a real source of pride for Healthy Pet. Recognition from the State of Georgia is also a reminder that this diligence and focus does get noticed and that it elevates Healthy Pet as a leader in our industry,” states Ted Mischaikov, Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Pet. The Jesup, GA facility of Healthy Pet has achieved over 1,000 injury free days, a true testament to their dedication to safety in the workplace. 
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Healthy Pet Receives Partners for Clean Air Gold Award from Northwest Clean Air Agency

Gold award recognizes businesses that demonstrate at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations and employ additional clean air practices. Ferndale, WA (March 14, 2017) Washington-based Healthy Pet, an innovative leader in sustainable pet products, has been awarded the 2016 Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) Gold Award for demonstrating at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations and employing additional clean air practices. Out of more than 400 businesses registered with NWCAA, Healthy Pet is one of only nine to earn the Gold award.  “We are honored to be recognized once again for our environmental efforts by the NWCAA. These sorts of accomplishments energize and solidify the connections with our community and consumers. They also set, or reset, the bar of excellence that we strive for across all departments. Healthy Pet continually focuses on green technologies and commitment to green programs as well as producing sustainable products,” states Ted Mischaikov, CEO. “The NWCAA Gold Award is testimony to our continued work in reducing our carbon footprint. I am very proud of the entire Healthy Pet organization for continuing to pioneer new ways to support a healthier planet.” The 2016 NWCAA Gold Award was based not only on Healthy Pet’s 3+ year rigorous compliance with NWCAA regulations, but also achievements in all facets of operations from a ‘zero waste’ perspective such as: Energy efficiency • Replaced 100 percent of plant, warehouse, office, and external lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting. Emissions reductions • Partnered with a Canadian supplier to divert 330 metric tons of the supplier’s material into a saleable commercial product for Healthy Pet. Transportation • Bought energy-efficient 2015 pickup to replace inefficient 1996 van. • Instituted more stringent recycling plan to reduce hauling a 30-yard garbage dumpster from 4 times a year to 2 times a year. As a Gold Member and Advisory Board Member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), Healthy Pet supports sustainable, natural pet product solutions, creating a more ecologically beneficial environment and an enriched relationship between pets and their family. For more information about Healthy Pet, its commitment to corporate excellence through sustainability, please visit www.Healthy-Pet.com. About the Northwest Clean Air AgencyThe Northwest Clean Air Agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local air quality regulations in Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. In addition to permitting and regulating industrial sources of air pollution, the agency offers information and services related to asbestos, climate change, indoor air quality, outdoor burning, woodstoves, and fireplaces. More information about the agency is available at www.nwcleanair.org. 
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ökocat Gives Back to Shelters and Rescues in Need with 2021 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program

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Bringing home your new small pet: best care tips for hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits & more

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