During the month of March, Dynamite ran a promotion in the form of a coupon for $5 off any order. They pledged that for every coupon redeemed, they would match the coupon value and donate the total amount to a charitable association. A total of 644 people redeemed their coupon, totaling $3220. It was later revealed that the Best Friends Animal Society would be the benefactor of the donation.
“We would like to thank Dynamite Specialty Products for this donation which will go towards supporting our mission of No More Homeless Pets®,” says Hillary Hutchens, Best Friends’ development manager, corporate partnerships
Best Friends strives to see the day where no animal is killed in shelters due to lack of space or by having special physical or behavioral needs. Their sanctuary, located in Kanab, Utah, is home to approximately 1,700 animals at any given time. They house a myriad of companion animals in need, including dogs, cats, horses, potbellied pigs, goats, rabbits, and parrots. and the occasional turtle, chicken or sheep. Although most animals are rehabilitated and later adopted out, some find their permanent home at the sanctuary, and live the rest of their days enjoying the 3,800 acre property in Angel Canyon.
Community service has always been a value Dynamite upholds. One year ago, Dynamite gifted 2,800 pounds of dog food valued at $4,200 to the Idaho Humane Society as a result of a Facebook contest. In 2011, Dynamite employees and their families logged over 150 volunteer hours at the Idaho Food Bank and included a truckload donation of plums picked at the company’s own test orchard. Two years ago, the company offered its top distributors a choice of a personal prize such as a trip to Maui or double the value as a donation to charity. The result was $22,000 in charitable donations.
“People who buy our products are passionate about their animals and about making the world a better place,” said CEO Callie Novak. “We attract people who are driven by projects that help animals, improve soil, save lives, and make the world a better place.”
Dynamite uses only natural ingredients that are made in the United States for optimal quality control. Throughout its history, Dynamite has always looked at alternatives to animal by‐products, antibiotics, chemical preservatives, fumigants, artificial coloring, and other additives that have later caused health problems.
Dynamite dog food, horse feed, vitamins and nutritional supplements, and other products are available through more than 4,000 individual distributors across the country.
Additional information is available at DynamiteSpecialty.com or by calling 1‐800‐697‐7434. Manufacturing facilities are in Meridian, Idaho and in Des Moines and Westside, Iowa.
To learn more about Best Friends, make a donation, or adopt an animal, visit http://www.bestfriends.org/index.htm