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4health Premium Pet Food Becomes Official Dog Food Sponsor of paws4people

BRENTWOOD, TN --(Marketwired - November 30, 2016) - Wilmington, N.C.-based paws4people®, a nonprofit that specializes in training Assistance Dogs, will partner with 4health, a premium pet food for cats and dogs, to feed the Puppies and Dogs in its Assistance Dog Training Program.

paws4people breeds, trains and places Assistance Dogs in the areas of mobility, psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and therapy. Whether preparing dogs to work with children, adolescents, veterans or people with disabilities, Kyria L. Henry, MAHS, Founder and Executive Director of paws4people, says a nutritious diet plays an important role in training Assistance Dogs.

"Our dogs are the foundation of what we do — they've been given a big responsibility that involves helping people, and if we don't keep them healthy they can't do that," Henry said. "Through our partnership with 4health, we know that our puppies and dogs are being fed the best ingredients and as a result, they're strong, energized, and ready to transform lives."

As a part of this partnership, 4health, available exclusively at Tractor Supply Co. stores, will provide the paws4people's Assistance Dog Training Program formulated dog food for an entire year.

Seth Estep, Vice President at Tractor Supply who manages 4health Premium Pet Food, says paws4people's need for a high-quality, nutritious food partner made 4health an excellent match.

"Partnering with a team like paws4people, who understands the care and nutrition put in every bag of 4health, is a great step forward for the brand," said Estep. "The work their dogs are doing with families who are coping with pain or recovering from tragedy is so important, and it's humbling to know 4health will play a positive role in nurturing their success."

4health® products are available for purchase at Tractor Supply stores and online at 4healthPetFood.com and TractorSupply.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
At September 24, 2016, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,575 stores in 49 states. The Company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

About paws4people
paws4people was founded in 1999. In the ensuing 17 years, paws4people has placed over 500 Assistance and Facility Dogs providing support in areas such as mobility and psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and social therapy. paws4people places Dogs with nationwide consideration. Presently, Assistance Dogs have been placed in 25 states and a province of Canada. Together, our dogs have made more than 1,000,000 therapeutic contacts. paws4people has more than 200 volunteers. Learn more online at paws4people.org. Connect with paws4people on Facebook at Facebook.com/paws4people and on Twitter at @p4pfoundation.

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