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Blue Buffalo and Helen Woodward help 300,000 orphaned dogs and cats find forever homes in just 35 days

Just over one month into the 2015 Home 4 The Holidays program, Blue Buffalo and the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter are off to a successful start giving dogs and cats a second chance at a loving home this holiday season. With 300,000 pets already adopted, the annual Home 4 The Holidays program is well on the way to helping find forever homes with a goal of a total of 1,000,000 pets adopted by year end.

"Every animal deserves a loving home and we couldn't ask for a more dedicated partner than the Helen Woodward Animal Center for helping us achieve this incredible goal," said David Petrie, Vice President of Blue Buffalo. "With so many homeless pets across the country we're able to make a real, lasting impact on the number of shelter animals and bring countless hours of unconditional love to the families that choose to adopt," Petrie continued.

Since their partnership Blue Buffalo and the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter, working with over 4,000 rescue organizations, have been responsible for the adoption of more than 2,700,000 pets to date.  

For more information on participating shelters and how you can get involved, please visit:

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is a pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics and BLUE Freedom lines, and cat litter under the BLUE Naturally Fresh line.

About Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where "people help animals and animals help people." Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the International Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, the International Remember Me Thursday® campaign and The Business of Saving Lives Workshops, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world.  For more information, go to:

Media Contact: Phil Cheevers, 203-665-3234