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Science Diet: Don't double food costs for animal shelters!

Shelter pets need you! Most animal shelters and rescues already struggle to stay afloat financially. Almost 1,000 animal shelters and rescues across the United States rely on the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love™ program for affordable Science Diet dry dog and cat food for the animals in their care.  The cost of that food is about to double!

For over a decade, Hill's has generously provided dry food to their shelter partners for only the cost of shipping. In return, these organizations have advocated on behalf of the brand and provided adopter information to Hill's. Hill's has recently announced that beginning April 1st, 2013 they plan to mandate a new contract which would effectively double* the cost of each bag of food  which may make the program unaffordable for many shelters and rescue groups.

*(ie: a 20-lb bag of kitten food is currently $7 and will be raised to $14 under the new contract)

Please ask Hill's (and their parent company, Colgate-Palmolive) to grandfather-in those organizations currently participating in the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love™ at the current food rates or the future ability of thousands of shelters to keep the bellies homeless dogs and cats full is in jeopardy.

This petition was delivered to:
  • CEO, Hill's Pet Nutrition
    Kostas Kontopanos
  • Directors / Colgate-Palmolive
    Board of Directors
  • CEO, Colgate-Palmolive
    Ian Cook
  • Program Manager, Hill's Food, Shelter & Love
    Dianne Perkins

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