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The Makers of HORMEL® Chili Partner with Mower County Humane Society on Adoption of “Chili” and Her Six Puppies


Austin, Minn.

Adoption fees for “Chili” and her puppies to be paid for by Hormel Foods

The makers of Hormel® chili, American’s iconic No. 1 selling chili brand, announced today that it is partnering with the Mower County Humane Society to pay the adoption fees for “Chili”, a yellow Labrador, and her six newly-born pups. Although Chili has been adopted into a good home, her puppies will be available for adoption as soon as they have been weened.

In addition to covering adoption fees for the dogs, the makers of Hormel® chili will donating $1,000 to the Mower County shelter and will be providing each canine with branded collars, T-shirts, dog toys and treats to enjoy. Also, in honor of National Pet Adoption Day, Hormel Foods will be covering all pet adoption fees up to $3,000 at the Mower County shelter on Saturday, May 2 from 10-11:30 a.m.

“The tie-in was just too perfect,” said Jason Baskin, Hormel Foods marketing director, Grocery Products. “As soon as we learned there was a dog at the Mower County shelter named Chili who was about to give birth, we knew we had to do something. Helping to find great homes for Chili’s puppies is the least we could do.”

The Mower County Humane Society, located at 101 22nd Street SE in Austin, is run entirely by volunteers. The group strives to take in homeless and stray dogs and cats and place them into responsible, lifelong homes. “We’re thankful for the help and generosity of Hormel Foods,” said Jay Lutz, president, Mower County Humane Society. “In addition to Chili’s puppies, we have many wonderful older dogs and cats at our shelter waiting to be adopted as well.”

For more information about how to adopt one of the puppies or another pet located at the Mower County Humane Society, call 507-437-9262 or visit

For more information about Hormel® chili, including recipes, nutritional information and where to buy, visit or follow the brand on social media at,,, and

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and

About the Mower County Humane Society

Founded in 1950, and located in Austin, Minnesota, the Mower County Humane Society (MCHS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, donation funded, fully independent no kill shelter.

The mission of the Mower County Humane Society is to provide care and shelter to homeless dogs and cats from Mower County, Minnesota, until they can be placed in responsible forever homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted, homeless dogs and cats in Mower County, Minnesota, by promoting, facilitating, and sponsoring spaying and neutering activities.