This is certainly not the first time Halo, Purely for Pets and Freekibble.com have joined forces to make such a generous donation: the companies donate an estimated 1.5 million meals to shelter animals each year. DeGeneres's pet food brand has also donated 1 million meals to shelters for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program in 2010.
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