There are perks to being the Oscar’s Best Actress award winner. When Julianne Moore won the title for her work in the film “Still Alice,” not only did she receive the beautiful award itself – Moore also was given the chance to decide which animal rescue would receive 2,500 pounds of pet food.
Oscar nominees were provided with gift certificates from Halo, Purely for Pets. Purely for Pets is owned by talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and the certificates were worth 10,000 meals of natural food. Each Oscar nominee was able to choose the rescue that would receive their 10,000 meals of food.
Moore selected to donate her certificates to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. Michele Forrester, Senior Director of Operations and Partnership Programs for the Animal Rescue Fund, says that the rescue was “thrilled to be chosen.”
The donation, worth about $5,100, will be split among 20 volunteers who are part of the Operation Cat Program. The program focuses on feral cat trapping, neutering, and release, and the food should carry the program’s food needs toward the end of the year.
Now is the perfect time of year to make food donations to rescues; with the colder weather, providing cats, especially feral cats, with adequate food is more important than ever.