Paul Newman Pledges $100,000 to Animal Organizations at Launch of Organic Pet Food Line

APTOS, Calif...Newman's Own Organics announces the introduction of its new line of premium pet foods for dogs and cats that will benefit animals' nutritional health as well as animal related causes.

All of the foods contain certified organic vegetables and grains. The products do not contain antibiotics, hormones, chemical ingredients or artificial preservatives, colors, or additives. The pet food, like all of Newman's Own Organics' products, has been certified by Oregon Tilth. Paul and Nell Newman have chosen to donate all of the charity money generated by the sale of the pet food to organizations that support animals' well-being.

"Pets have always been a part of our family life," says Nell Newman, cofounder and president of the organic company. "With the rise in the number of cat and dog problems directly related to poor nutrition, we want to offer pets the same high quality food we buy for ourselves. We're excited that we have come up with an organic formulation that is nutritious and great tasting for our four-footed friends, while also helping those not so fortunate. This project has been 'on the table' for a long time; now, it's in the bowl where it belongs."

Paul Newman gives away all his after-tax profits from the royalties from Newman's Own and Newman's Own Organics to educational and charitable organizations. The specialty pet retailers participating in the launch of the new line of organic pet food will have the opportunity to help select the ten national animal and animal related organizations receiving the initial $100,000. "We look forward to focusing our donations on animal shelters and animal related services", says Peter Meehan, cofounder and CEO of Newman's Own Organics.

Newman’s Own Organics pet food is sold in stores nationwide. The dry dog food is available in two life stage formulas: Adult Formula Dog Food and Advanced Formula Dog Food for puppies, active dogs and healthy seniors which come in 1.5 lb., 4 lb., 7 lb., 12.5 lb., and 25 lb. bags. Canned dog food is available in Chicken & Brown Rice Formula, Chicken Formula, Turkey & Brown Rice Formula and Turkey & Chicken Formula for puppies and active dogs in 12.7 oz and 5.5 oz. cans. The dry cat food formulations are: Adult Formula Cat Food and Advanced Formula Cat Food for kittens and healthy seniors, which come in 1 lb., 3 lb. and 4.75 lb. bags. Canned cat food is available in four varieties: Chicken & Brown Rice Formula, Chicken & Salmon Formula, Turkey Formula and Turkey & Vegetable Formula in 5.5 oz and 3 oz. cans.

The following pet charities have been chosen to receive a $10,000 check from Paul Newman:


Angel Memorial Hospital
Massachusetts SPCA
Boston, MA

North Shore Animal League
Long Island, NY

Friends of Animals
Darien, CT


The Elephant Sanctuary
Hohenwald, TN


AKC Canine Health Club Foundation
Aurora, OH

Hearts United for Animals
Auburn, NE


Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab, UT

Peninsula Humane Society
San Mateo, CA

Arizona Humane Society
Phoenix, AZ


Humane Society for Seattle/King County
Bellevue, WA

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