Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thankful Thursday for #Purina:Dearborn Animal Shelter Wins Purina Cat Chow Prize Pack and Grant Money

Purina® Cat Chow® Celebrates 50 Years
 by Helping Improve 50 Shelters



OH MY CAT my furiends! It's Cody and am I ever HONORED to present this post to you today!  As many of you know, I am one of a clowder of kitties who is on the Purina Cat Blogger panel and I happen to live in Michigan.

Well, one day I was reading my newsletter from Dearborn Animal Shelter and I discovered that they had won prize packages from my pals at PURINA!!!


Now, since I don't have thumbs, Mom had to hold and dial the phone for me when I contacted my furiends at the Dearborn Animal Shelter and told them who we are and asked if they could send us information that we could share with you! They kindly obliged!

Dearborn Animal Shelter Wins 
Purina Cat Chow Prize Pack and Grant Money
Two separate campaigns this year will help adoptable cats in local Shelter

 Purina Cat Chow is celebrating their 50 year anniversary by helping 50 shelters across the country, one in each state. The Dearborn Animal Shelter was the recipient organization in Michigan for two separate campaigns, securing products from Purina as well as grant money.
   
The first campaign took place in early spring in which shelters were awarded prize packs with a host of Purina products to select from based on the organization’s specific requests. Having more than 200 cats and kittens in its care, the Dearborn Animal Shelter chose items that were immediately helpful for its felines.  The prize pack included Purina Cat Chow Complete Formula Cat Food, Tidy Cats non-clumping litter, stretch and scratch cardboard stretchers, cat towers and beds and a cat tower/ scratching post.


    

In the second campaign, which took place in early summer this year, the Dearborn Animal Shelter was once again in the running for Purina’s help.  This time the community participated through online voting.  Based on a tally of these votes, the organization was awarded just over $1600 in grant monies.  Sandy Boulton, Spokesperson for the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter said,

 “Purina Cat Chow is a great supporter and friend to shelters like ours across the country who help rescued animals, including cats and kittens.  We are grateful for Purina’s generosity as a recipient organization while they celebrate their 50th anniversary helping others".

            The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Phone (313) 943-2697 and online www.DearbornAnimals.org
You can also follow the Shelter on Facebook and Twitter

I am also pleased to share some kitties that are looking for their furever home right now, if interested contact the shelter at the numbers above:

"Lila"
"Narissa"
"Tripoli"


33 comments:

  1. That is so awesome of Purina :) Good luck to those kitties looking for their homes, they are all very cute!

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  2. You're going to think Mommy's silly but she cried (happy tears!) as she watched the shelter transform in the video. Great work, Purina!

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    1. I don't think you are silly at all, I cried too :) Love, Caren

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  3. Wow Cody what great news and how awesome of Purina! I must confess to watching the video and getting the leaky eyes...oh how I love a great news story about shelters!!! 'Made my day :)
    Have a great day Guys hugs Fozziemum xxxx

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    1. My Mom got all "leaky eyed" too!! ((((hugs)))) back at ya! Love, Cody

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  4. Well done and bravo Purina. Nice one Cody. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. thanks Molly! Kudos to Purina!!!!!! Have a great day! Love, Cody

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  5. Oh isn't that grand! Ever so wonderful of Purina and the shelter is so lucky. Very sweet and generous. I hope the three kitties you've featured here looking for a home find one real soon....

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  6. That's great news. Thanks to Purina for putting their money where their mouths are and helping the shelter. That will help so many kitties!

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  7. This is wonderful Caren and Cody! Thanks for sharing...the video made me tear up AND those adoptable cats are beautiful! We have been following them for the ASPCA Challenge. SO wonderful of Purina to help shelters like this!

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    1. yep it sure is! you are welcome! It made me cry too. We are happy to hear some GOOD news about Michigan AND Purina for a change!

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    1. YAY!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. what a wonderful thing Purina is doing! Yous guys is part of such a pawsome clowder! And mes hope the Dearborn Animal Shelter gets all they need and more (especially forever homes)
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  10. Very cool about the win! Congrats

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  11. What great news that Purina is helping these shelters.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  12. Hooray for them and the many critters they will help!

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  13. That is really wonderful of Purina to help out so much. We hope those sweet kitties find forever homes.

    Sorry about the lack of visits! For some reason we don't really know, your blog was not in our list of blogs in our reader, and Mom tends to click through to those ones to make our comments rather than clicking on those names of those who leave comments on our blog! We will add you!

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    1. Thanks so much!! We MISSED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

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  14. Way to go Purina!!!
    We hope all of those kitties pictured find their forever home very soon.

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  15. fantastic job purina!!!!xx Speedy and mum

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  16. Yay for Purina for helping out cat shelters. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  17. Great work Purina! Hope the kitties will find a forever home soon :)

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  18. I love to see these big companies doing such good works, it really warms the heart. It is really something to be thankful for!

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  19. I cried happy tears too. I love when shelters get help. I enjoy hearing about it too.
    Sue B

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  20. This is a great post! Oh, I hope those kitties get adopted - they are so cute!

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    1. Thanks, nice to have some heartwarming news for a change!

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  21. Yippee for the Dearbron Kitties & Purina Cat Chow!! We love a happy ending!! And we just know all those kitties will be adopted!! They are all so cute!
    Howdy from your TX furiends,

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    1. Hi guys!! Great to see you here! Hope you are keeping cool!

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  22. We LOVE the Dearborn Animal Shelter! Congrats to them for winning the Purina Prize!!

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  23. This is my first time here; but that's not surprising, because I don't follow any cat blogs, which is something I just realized today. Hm.

    I struggle with news about Purina. On one hand, their food has such bad reputation, but on the other hand, they are in position to make such a huge impact in animal rescue. Love them or hate them? Or neither?

    I actually think about this a lot, because I would never want to discourage a company from reaching out so I guess I can only pray that whatever bad press/experiences abound about the food come to a resolution so that they can focus more on the good that they're in a position to do.

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