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Wayside Waifs Receives $10,000 Grant To Celebrate The Annual Shelter Bowl Supported By Greater Good Charities, Boehringer IngelheIim, and Hill's Pet Nutrition

by Animal Health2 | Feb 01, 2024

As part of the celebration, the local animal shelter will also receive a million pet meals, and 1,000 doses of NexGard® PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets)

Shelter Bowl


On Friday, February 9 during a special event, Wayside Waifs will receive a $10,000 grant, a million pet meals, and 1,000 doses of NexGard® PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets) to celebrate Shelter Bowl IX. The event will also feature a “pet sport court” with pet football toys for adoptable and adorable dogs to play and run in.

Greater Good Charities teamed up with Boehringer Ingelheim and Hill’s Pet Nutrition for the global nonprofit’s annual Shelter Bowl event. The event will donate millions of nutritious pet meals and thousands of doses of NexGard® PLUS to animal shelters and rescues across the country. Additionally, Boehringer Ingelheim and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will match every donation made to the Shelter Bowl, which runs January 29 through February 11, 2024, dollar for dollar, up to $60,000.

To learn more or to donate to the Shelter Bowl, please visit

Friday, February 9, 2024
11:00 a.m. – event starts
11:15 a.m. – check presentation

Wayside Waifs
3901 Martha Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64137

Currently, animal shelters like Wayside Waifs are facing issues like rising intakes, economic hardships, and staffing and veterinarian shortages, causing restrictions in their ability to care for pets. The Shelter Bowl will help animal welfare organizations keep their shelter pets well-fed and protected.


  • Presentation of $10,000 check to Wayside Waifs shelter team 

  • Donations of pet food and pharmaceutical products

  • Adoptable dogs running and playing in a “pet sport court” with pet football toys

Representatives of Wayside Waifs, Greater Good Charities, Boehringer Ingelheim and Hill’s Pet Nutrition

The most frequently reported adverse reactions reported in clinical trials were diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and itching. NexGard® PLUS chews contain afoxolaner, a member of the isoxazoline class, which has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions, including tremors, ataxia, and seizures in dogs with or without a history of seizures. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. The safe use of NexGard® PLUS chews has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection prior to starting a heartworm disease prevention. For more information or for full prescribing information, speak with your vet, call 888-637-4251 or visit


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About Wayside Waifs
As Kansas City’s largest and most comprehensive no kill pet adoption campus, Wayside Waifs prepares pets and people for the bond of their lives. More than 25,000 pets and people are served annually through pet adoptions, youth education, canine training programs, and community outreach. Wayside is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity with regional and national reach. It is supported by private donations and grants. To see all of the animals available for adoptions or to donate, please visit

Facebook: Wayside Waifs; X: @WaysideWaifs; Instagram: @WaysideWaifs; TikTok: @WaysideWaifs

About Greater Good Charities
Greater Good Charities is a 501(c)(3) global nonprofit organization that works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good. Greater Good Charities, with a Four-Star rating on Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal on GuideStar, has invested more than $650 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support to charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007. To learn more about how Greater Good Charities is amplifying the good across the globe, please visit or follow Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube, and TikTok

About Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is working on first-in-class innovation for the prediction, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals. For veterinarians, pet owners, producers, and governments in more than 150 countries, we offer a large and innovative portfolio of products and services to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock.

As a global leader in the animal health industry and as part of the family-owned Boehringer Ingelheim, we take a long-term perspective. The lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. By using the synergies between our Animal Health and Human Pharma businesses and by delivering value through innovation, we enhance the health and well-being of both. 

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to science-led pet nutrition, Hill's Pet Nutrition is on a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's is dedicated to pioneering research for dogs and cats using a scientific understanding of their specific needs. As a leading veterinarian recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. Hill's Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition plus our everyday wellness product line, Hill's Science Diet, are sold at vet clinics and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about our products and nutritional philosophy, visit

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