Redbox Will Donate All Proceeds from the “Shelter Me” Documentary to the Ellen DeGeneres’ Pet Foundation!
24 April, 2013

Redbox is taking the pet world by storm!  Not only are they offering the wonderful Shelter Me on DVD today, but they are also donating all the proceeds to the Ellen DeGeneres’ Pet Foundation from April 23rd thru April 29th.  How great is that!

Shelter Me is a wonderful film that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories that show how people’s lives are improved when they adopt ‘shelter’ pets.   It tells the moving stories of how shelter pets are helping war veterans cope with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Filmmakers also go inside a women’s prison, where inmates train shelter dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities. And we see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to a shelter until the day they become beloved family pets.

As I mentioned above, all proceeds from SHELTER ME rentals between April 23rd through April 29th will benefit Ellen DeGeneres’ Halo Pet Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the well-being of pets and the people who love them. This unprecedented partnership will help to raise funds to help shelter pets and educate people about rescue.

One moving episode shows how shelter pets are helping returning war veterans cope with PTSD.

“We’re honored to support the Halo Pet Foundation and everything they do to promote the well- being of pets and their owners,” said Anne Saunders, president of Redbox. “We hope all pet lovers take the opportunity to watch ‘SHELTER ME’ this week, and in the process, help us contribute to this important cause.”

SHELTER ME is hosted by Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up) and sponsored by talk-show host Ellen’s natural pet food company Halo, Purely for Pets©. The film celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories and shows how people’s lives are improved when they adopt these animals.  “I believe that by working together, we can find good homes for the millions of homeless and abandoned pets out there,” says Ellen DeGeneres.

SHELTER ME, which was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Steven Latham (NOVA: Saved by the Sun, TED: The Future We Will Create), is about second chances, hope, helping others and making a difference – and about how dogs are truly man’s best friend.

About Halo, Purely for Pets

For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life. Halo offers natural pet food, treats, supplements and grooming products – including the award- winning Halo Spot’s Stew, Dream Coat and Liv-a-Littles treats. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became a part-owner of Halo in 2008. HALO’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at Pet Supplies Plus, PETCO, Whole Foods Market, your local pet specialty and natural food store, and online at http://www.halopets.com.

About Halo Pet Foundation

The Halo Pet Foundation’s mission is to enhance the well-being of pets and the people who love them. Inspired by our love for animals, we strive to help pets and their families live longer, happier, healthier lives together. Specifically, we seek to educate people on responsible pet ownership, eliminating animal abuse and reducing the overpopulation of uncared for pets. One hundred percent of every donation to the Halo Pet Foundation is granted to animal welfare groups – all operational expenses are covered by Halo, Purely for Pets.

Please make sure to rent this movie today and tell a friend.  Not only will you see a great film, but you could just save yet another rescue.   SHELTER ME can be found at Redbox here: Click Here To Rent

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