Three giant "woofs" for Hill's Pet Nutrition!
Following the lead of companies like Yellow Tail wine, Pilot Travel Centers, and Precious Cat Kitty Litter, the makers of Science Diet pet food have made a formal statement confirming that it's no longer contributing money to the Humane Society of the United States. There are still too many companies helping this deceptive organization, but today that list shrank by one.
To those of you who wrote letters and made phone calls—things you did without our prompting, by the way—we're in awe. This really shows that companies can do the right thing if only they have accurate information.
About 90 minutes ago, Hill's began sending replies to everyone who expressed their concerns via e-mail.
Here's the message, which many of you have forwarded to us (you can stop now):
From: XXXXXXXXXX [mailto:XXXXXXXXXXX@hillspet.com] On Behalf Of Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc-CA
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:43 PM
Subject: In Response To Your E-mail
Dear Valued Pet Owner,
Thank you for contacting us about your concern with our recent activity on Care2.com. Hill’s has discontinued the program with HSUS on the Care2.com website.
Hill’s is committed to supporting animal welfare and leads the industry in shelter donations. Since 2002, Hill’s has donated over 113 million pounds of food to over 1,100 shelters nationwide.
Please call our Consumer Affairs line with any questions at 800-445-5777. Thank you for your passion for pets.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Now, everyone: Go out and show your love to these guys. If you don't have a dog, buy some Science Diet for your neighbor's pooch.