SmartPak Equine offers aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina

PLYMOUTH, MA – (Sept. 7, 2005) In response to the recent disaster inflicted by Hurricane Katrina, SmartPak Equine announced today that it will be offering free replacement SmartPaks and a 20% discount for victims of Katrina and their animals. SmartPak will continue to ship orders as scheduled to all their customers and will redirect SmartPaks and SmartSupplies to temporary addresses for displaced customers as needed.

"Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy, people and animals alike," said Becky Minard, the company's founder and principal inventor of /WhySmartPak.aspx">SmartPak's patented feeding system. "All of us here at SmartPak have been deeply moved by the plight of everyone in the Gulf Coast. During this difficult time, we can only hope that our small gesture will help to lighten the load."

In addition to sending free SmartPaks and discounts towards replacing necessary supplies for horses, cats and dogs, SmartPak Equine is doing its part to help all the victims of Hurricane Katrina by fundraising in house and donating the funds to Direct Relief International, a nonprofit relief agency. SmartPak adds Hurricane Relief to its charitable donations, which includes Tsunami Relief, Breast Cancer Research and Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation to name a few.

For more information on receiving replacement SmartPaks and discounts off replacement supplies, please contact SmartPak Equine toll free at (800)-461-8898. While some restrictions do apply, please call and speak with a Product Specialist who will be more than happy to assist in whatever way possible.

A trusted retailer to thousands of equestrians, SmartPak Equine is best known for its SmartPaks – nutritional supplements for horses packaged into custom daily doses. With more than 300 supplements and a complete line of horse care supplies, SmartPak has developed a reputation for delivering innovative products with outstanding service.

SmartPak Equine was founded by riders and horse owners who ride and show Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Polo, Equitation, Eventing, Reining and have logged many miles trail riding. In addition to the SmartPak system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company's catalog and Website.

For more information about SmartPak, go to www.SmartPakEquine.com or call toll free at (800)-461-8898.

SmartPak Equine is a proud member of the National Animal Supplement Council certified to display the NASC Seal of Quality.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit www.SmartPak.com.