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American Nutrition Sponsors Arizona Pet Project’s 16th Annual HERO Awards

American Nutrition, a custom manufacturer that produces pet food and treats for branded companies and retailers, is pleased to announce its sponsorship and participation in The Arizona Pet Project’s 16th Annual HERO Awards.

The event will take place Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 PM at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona and host over 450 attendees. This annual dinner gala is the largest of the year for The Arizona Pet Project and honors five animals and one human hero that have made an impact in the community. View the full list of the 2019 HERO award winners here.

American Nutrition has been a sponsor of this event since 2015 and will once again be sponsoring as a Tail Wagger Sponsor, which includes a $7,500 donation. Proceeds from the event will support the continued efforts of The Arizona Pet Project in providing free spay and neuter surgeries as well as shelter intervention programs in Maricopa County. Proceeds from supporters in the past few years alone have funded over 120,000 animals in need and have offered shelter intervention support to 1,000 pets and families.

“We are honored to be able to support the relentless efforts of The Arizona Pet Project over the past few years,” said Steve Mills, SVP of customer brands and co-manufacturing, American Nutrition. “Their primary goal of preventing pet homelessness by keeping families with pets together is one we stand behind 100% and we commend their efforts to recognize those heroes making an impact on the community and pet lives on a daily basis.“

In 2017, The Arizona Pet Project funded over 4,700 surgeries. In addition, the same year they launched the Shelter Intervention Team (S.I.T.) which is a program designed to prevent family pets from entering the shelter when families are facing unexpected hardships (ie: housing, medical bills, vet bills, etc). The organization provides resources to these families, allowing them to keep their pets in their care and their families whole. 

Find more information and purchase tickets for the 16th Annual HERO Awards here.

About The Arizona Pet Project

The Arizona Pet Project’s primary goal is preventing pet homelessness by keeping families with pets together. Oftentimes, pet owners cannot afford to care for their animals and they surrender them at shelters. The reasons are many. Owners may have lost their jobs or their homes, suffered an illness, or had a divorce or death in

the family. Or their pet may have gotten sick and they cannot pay the veterinary bills. Surrendering a pet to a shelter where they are frequently euthanized is a tragedy we want to avoid. The Arizona Pet project is here to support families by keeping their pets healthy and safe. Animals bring comfort, joy, healing and health, and we believe those benefits shouldn’t be restricted to a very small percentage of owners who can afford the best care and resources pets deserve. For more information on The Arizona Pet Project, visit

About American Nutrition, Inc.

American Nutrition is a family-owned pet food and treat manufacturing company headquartered in Utah. Their passion for pets has earned them a sterling reputation for superior products with a focus on innovative, nutritious and delicious pet foods and treats that surpass the strictest AAFCO and FDA requirements. With over four decades in the pet food business, American Nutrition offers formulation expertise, marketplace intelligence and turnkey production capabilities. With three world-class, USA-located SQF level 3 production facilities to service a domestic and international customer base, American Nutrition is the premier choice for your pet food and treat manufacturing needs. 

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