ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando today announced the first ever "Cat-a-palooza" event at its animal shelters in Orlando and Sanford, Florida. Celebrating "all things cats," the event seeks to find homes for the shelters' cats and kittens, with Hill's Pet Nutrition underwriting the adoption fee for the first 100 felines adopted during the event, which runs June 21-22.

"Summer is the time of year we receive the most cats and yet adoptions are low," says Kerri Burns, Executive Director for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. "We are so excited to partner with Hill's Pet Nutrition not only to celebrate cats but also to put the extra effort into finding every cat in our shelters a forever, loving home." The Pet Alliance animal shelters are filled to capacity with adoptable cats and kittens, all of which are available for viewing at www.PetAllianceOrlando.org.

In addition to the free adoptions, every adopted cat will also receive a free bag of Hill's Science Diet cat food, 6 months of flea and heartworm prevention and free pet health insurance. As a special bonus, the first 20 cats adopted during Cat-a-palooza will receive a very special designer cat bed filled with toys and treats, a $200 value.

"We think cats are fantastic every day," says Dianne Perkins, U.S. Shelter Program Manager for Hill's. "During our Cat-a-palooza partnership with Pet Alliance we are focusing special attention on felines and doing everything we can to adopt cats into new homes. We hope the community takes advantage of the very generous offer from Hill's."

On average, the Pet Alliance invests $254 in every adoptable cat. Every cat and kitten adopted by Pet Alliance has been spayed or neutered, permanently identified with a microchip, fully vaccinated and treated for fleas.

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Central Florida. Today, Pet Alliance is laser focused on saving the lives of dogs and cats. As the "go to " experts, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando provides emergency shelter, affordable veterinary care, "meals on wheels" for dogs and cats, and community education, helping tens of thousands of animals each year across Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. Funding for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando programs comes from individual and corporate donors within the communities it serves. More information about Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is available at www.PetAllianceOrlando.org.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Prescription Diet® brand therapeutic pet foods and Healthy Advantage® brand preventative wellness pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill's® Science Diet® and Hill's® Ideal Balance™ brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 70 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™ visit HillsVet.com, search for Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @HillsVet.

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