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Hill’s™ to ‘Go Walkies’ with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind


Pet Food Leader Partners with Charity for Fundraisers


CORK, Ireland (May 27, 2015) – Hill's Pet Nutrition is delighted to announce its new partnership with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to provide the charity with high-quality pet food and raise funds through several fun events for dog walkers.


Dog owners, nature lovers and IGDB supporters are invited to get involved by taking part in one of five regional “Go Walkies” across Ireland’s beautiful countryside. 

  • Phoenix Park, Dublin – June 14
  • Cabinteely Park, Dublin – June 22
  • University of Limerick, Limerick – June 22
  • Wexford Racecourse, County Wexford – June 22
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology, County Donegal – June 28

To participate in Go Walkies, walkers can apply for a family pass, with a suggested donation of €20, or an individual pass, with a suggested donation of €15. Application information can be found here:

At every Go Walkies event, IGDB team members and volunteers will be on hand to educate walkers about the charity, and Hill’s will be providing gifts bags and t-shirts for all participants as well as a free weight check for every dog. 


“Hill’s grew from the work of a veterinarian in the 1930s who developed a pet food specifically to help a guide dog, Buddy, who was suffering kidney health problems,” said John Ashmore, Consumer Marketing Manager, Hill’s Great Britain. “It’s therefore a great privilege for us to be able to make a contribution to guide dogs in the present day and support a cause that’s very close to our hearts; helping people and keeping the dogs they love and rely upon, healthy.”


Hill’s partnership with IGDB also extends to providing the charity with high-quality pet foods to help keep its guide dogs healthy from puppyhood to their lives as working adults.

For more information about IGDB, please visit:


About Hill’s Pet Nutrition


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd. manufactures Hill’s ™ Prescription Diet ™ brand pet foods, dietetic pet foods available through veterinary surgeons, and Hill’s ™ Science Plan ™ brand pet foods sold through veterinary practices and specialist pet shops. Founded more than 60 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 Ltd, and Hill’s Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition ™ visit .


Lizzie Erian
Tel: 01284 761107 / 07702211775

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