We always had dogs when I was growing up (one I brought home from the fair, hahahaha, but that's a story with a funny twist for another day ;) ). They always lived to be 15 or older, so they were family, AND they made me think I was just a 'dog person.' Enter today where we've had a cat enter our lives and steal our hearts. When we first met him he was old and broken, a victim of a raccoon attack we think, he is now (still) old and completely healthy (save for the one eye he has that could not be saved), content and a real sweetheart.
We have also been cat sitting my granddaughter's cat who has introduced to a whole new side of the feline attitude. This cat is young, spunky (he chases his shadow every evening and it makes us laugh), and s.m.a.r.t. (sometimes too smart for his own good, such as yesterday when he got in the cupboard under the sink and I moved a cooler in front of it to mop, ha! Goofy cat!! Thankfully he 'knocked' on the door and I let him out). Right now he's sound asleep on a pile of clothes I was bagging up to give away. I had to stop midstream because he kept getting in the bag and messing with my clothes (he's a little stinker too, did I mention that?). It's going to be so hard to give him back!! We only have this week left with him, and then my grandbaby girl will come to collect him. I bet she's missed him too. :) Anyway, my experience with these two cats has absolutely made me not only a 'dog person' but now also a 'cat person,' and the same for my son too, who is completely smitten with the kitten (as well as the cat).
In honor of this expansion, Freshpet® has partnered with local shelters to create a cat rescue engagement program in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
Participating shelters receive a Welcome Box filled free Freshpet samples, coupons, brand information, Freshpet T-shirts and info on Freshpet products; serving size/instructions and $100 Walmart gift cards to use in select local Walmart stores to replenish initial samples. Adoptees will also receive information about this expanded Freshpet Cat Food line at Walmart and brochures with two coupons. The program is designed to encourage shelter adoption and Freshpet rewards adoptees for saving a life. So go to your local shelter, adopt a cat and feed them Freshpet to ensure a healthy and long life. :)
List of participating shelters below:
Fabulous Felines NWA 1307 Ozark Acres Road, Bentonville, AR 72712
Blue Moon Cat Sanctuary 10502 Hwy. 23, Witter, AR 72776
Humane Society of Rogers 407 E. Nursery Rd., Rogers, AR 72756
Protectors of Animals Inc. 144 Main Street, E. Hartford, CT 06118
Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc. 4600 Selvitz Rd., Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
Candy's Cats Inc. 625 Neumann Village Ct., Ocoee, FL 34761
Purrs and Whiskers Shelter 4251 Turtlemound Rd., Melbourne, FL 32934
Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch - 401 Maplewood Dr., Ste.8, Jupiter, FL 33458
Domino' Sheltering Hands Inc. 10397 North US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL 34482
PawsWatch 33 Ballou St., Cumberland, RI 02864
Valley Cats Rescue - 520 Grove Street, Neenah, WI 54956
Products from the newly expanded line:
ROASTED MEALS – Tender, bite-sized morsels made with fresh chicken, fish and veggies.
CUPS – Indulgent, bite-size morsels made with real meat, fish and veggies in a mouth-watering gravy.
Freshpet® Select Chicken & Ocean Whitefish with Garden Vegetables
Freshpet® Select Chicken & Pumpkin with Garden Vegetables
Freshpet® Select Tender Chicken & Beef with Garden Vegetables
ROLLS – Gourmet, soft & smooth pate-style meals made with high quality chicken, beef or turkey.
Freshpet® Select Turkey & Turkey Liver
Freshpet® Select Chicken & Beef
Freshpet® Select Cat Cup Variety Pack (Includes Chicken & Ocean Whitefish Cups; Tender Chicken & Beef Cups and Chicken & Pumpkin Cups)
I think this is a great initiative, and I hope you will help spread the word.
Freshpet meals for cats are available in select Walmart stores in West Palm Beach and also in select Walmart stores in Florida, Connecticut, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
You can learn more by visiting www.freshpet.com