Congratulations to Halo, Purely for Pets

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Environmental Health
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The National Canine Cancer Foundation Awards Halo, Purely for Pets its First Award of Excellence

PHOENIX, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With statistics showing Cancer striking 25% to 30% of our dogs, the National Canine Cancer Foundation feels as part of their commitment to finding cures and new treatments for cancer in dogs, they are rewarding companies and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their desire to consider the complete, holistic well being of pets in the operation of their company and within their products and/or services or with their actions as an individual.

Halo, Purely for Pets is the very first company to be awarded the National Canine Cancer Foundation's Seal of Excellence.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation's Seal of Excellence is their most coveted award. The Seal of Excellence will be awarded to only a very select few companies and/or individuals and the award is based on some of the most extensive criteria. A detailed list of the criteria can be found on the NCCF's website by clicking here.

"I have been a big fan of Halo Pets for years and it's very appropriate that we awarded them the very first Seal of Excellence, since some of our criteria for the Seal of Excellence was modeled after the operation and business practices of Halo," according to Gary D. Nice, President of the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

For over two decades, Halo, Purely for Pets(R) ( 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 produces natural pet food, treats, supplements and grooming products - including the award-winning Halo Spot's Stew, Dream Coat and Liv-a-Littles treats. Halo products are available at PETCO, Whole Foods, thousands of independent pet specialty and natural food stores, and online at

Ellen DeGeneres -- a long time Halo customer -- became a part-owner of Halo in 2008, saying, "because I think Halo is incredible, I decided to become part owner in hopes that all animals have the chance to be the healthiest they can be."

"So many of us have lost four-legged loved ones to this terrible disease," according to Halo Vice President of Marketing Communications David Yaskulka. "While we all strive for a cure, health professionals are telling us to eat natural foods, avoid harsh chemicals, and lead active, healthy lives to have the best chance of avoiding cancer. Halo customers try to do exactly that for our pets. Everyone at Halo is deeply honored to be recognized in this way."

About the National Canine Cancer Foundation

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives and find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer.

Its purpose is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness.

SOURCE National Canine Cancer Foundation

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