Monday, July 17, 2017

Help Share the News! Freshpet® Sends Help For Shelter Cats


I've always been an animal person, especially when I was young. I used to get so worked up when I'd see a dog running loose, afraid he'd get hit by a car or not be loved (lonesome). It was a big deal to my youthful heart.

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).


I am also now a cat advocate of sorts too. If I can help get the word out to make any cats' lives easier and better, I am very happy to do so. Did you know that of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes? I find those statistics abhorrent and heartbreaking. Well, Freshpet is on a mission to help save cats, and I want to help spread the message. In honor of their new expanded fresh cat food line, available in 50 Select Walmart stores, Freshpet is offering free pet food and more to adoptees in select shelters and rescues. Awesome, right? And very socially responsible and kind.


Freshpet®, Inc., the first and only maker of fresh, all natural, real food for pets, debuts exciting new freshly prepared meals for cats.   For the first time, Walmart stores in select towns will offer an expanded line of cat meals, all found in the “purrfectly” sized refrigerator located in the dry cat food aisle!

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


This brand is not like any other cat food. Unlike traditional dry cat food, every Freshpet® recipe starts with moisture rich, high quality poultry, meat or fish which helps provide cats the natural hydration they need.  Cats tend to have a natural low-level thirst drive and Freshpet® products were made to retain high levels of moisture and provide natural hydration.  All the healthy, protein-rich Freshpet® cat meals are grain free and made in the USA using only the highest quality natural ingredients. Freshpet® believes all pets deserve to benefit from eating fresher, less processed foods just like we do to stay healthy. And they’ve heard from thousands of pet parents who have seen their pets become happier and healthier due to a fresh diet.

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

34 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

That is great for them to do indeed. Those statistics are awful for sure. Each cat sure is different. Being a both cat and dog person is a fine way to be too.

Sandee said...

I love all four legged critters. I'm a dog and cat person. A pot bellied pig person. Having great food for them is essential. We always have thought of our pets before ourselves.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

alissa apel said...

This makes me wish I could have a cat. I love furry 4 legged creatures. My stupid allergies just don't dig them.

Elephant's Child said...

What a great initiative. It hurts my heart and my head to learn how many healthy animals are killed.
I grew up with dogs and cats (among other things) and love them both.

slehan said...

Good policy for them. No pets in my life right now.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Those statistics are heartbreaking :( I am glad there are companies like Fresh Pet that are trying to do their part to help the shelter pets in need ♥

PS, I do love your grandkitty. He does look like a real troublemaker, but with a face like that, I'm sure he's easily forgiven :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No pets either but that's great they help shelter cats.

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

Great cause - sad reality for sure about pets. I know lots of people who have adopted from shelters though :)

Leah said...

I'm sure my cat Roxie would love this! Unfortunately she has to eat a prescription food. I like that they help shelter cats!

interNATionalcaty said...

Great cause! Awhile back I had a momma cat and her liter in my backyard. I ended putting them a shelter to find a good home.

Corinne & Kirsty said...

that's really nice of them! shelter cats really need some attention and help xx corinne

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm a cat person! We have three :-)

Ashvin Nankoo said...

I have two cats and I'm pretty sure they are bored of eating the same food. I'll definitely buy the chicken and beef combination.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I so love that Freshpet is doing this! So wonderful. I have two cats and am a huge cat person. I wish I could save them all!

Parenting Patch said...

I am a pet parent to two cats and three dogs. I love any pet company that also seeks to help out animals in shelters who are in need!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Freshpet is incredible. My cat has always been a picky eater ever since she was a baby. WE changed her stuff many times but she didn't like it. She likes only Freshpet food

ConfettiandBliss.com said...

Although I don't have a cat, I am a real animal lover. It's so awesome to learn that Freshpet has partnered up with local shelters to help the animals. I love news like this - it makes my day!

Milton Goh said...

Freshpets sounds like a great choice for cat pet owners! Love all the awesome work that they are doing :)

Colette S said...

My kitty definitely would not mind using Freshpet, if they are on the budget.

And your heart is stolen by le cat, Rosey :) Your grand daughter's cat looks just like ours :)

Gideon Okorie said...

Your cats reminds me of my friends cat.. So so adorable. I really don't do pets.

Robin Rue said...

This is such an amazing thing for them to be doing. The brand is also so great for cats.

Katja Knox said...

Both my cats are from a rescue home and I really wish they'd have a brand partner with them to give them a hand. They do such important work.
Katja xxx
www.katnapped.com

Brandy Olsen-Myers said...

What a great way to feed homeless cats. I think more company should do something like this. It would keep animals from starting in hopefully be able to make it to a good home.

Marysa said...

That is a great initiative! We just adopted two rescue cats, so this is a cause that is near and dear to us. FreshPet makes such great products, it makes it easy to support this cause.

Ankita Arya said...

I am delighted to see a noble cause.Its really good to see so much of love for cats..

Jess Benoit said...

I actually just noticed the Freshpet cooler at our store recently! I'm pretty sure all of our dogs and cats would enjoy that.

Esse D said...

That's pretty cool that they are offering free food to those pets. I think it's commendable for a company to dedicate that much of their operations for no return. It shows the company has a spirit of caring. Thanks for sharing.

Blair Villanueva said...

Currently my cat is with my Mom, and these are perfect! Thanks for the tips. I should shop him for these goodies.

David Elliott said...

It does look like they have some pretty great food for pets. I wonder what kind of preparation has to go into them when you get them ready for your pet. But I do think it's so cool.

Vanessa Palma said...

I love Freshpet. And I'm an animal lover too. Somehow everyone always brings us strays.

Eliz Frank said...

As a cat owner, information like this makes me happy. I will check them out and see if my cat will enjoy their foods.

Rosey said...

Thanks for this! I'm def more of a dog person but food is very important when it come to my fur baby!

Jennifer L. said...

oh wow freshpet is new to me. We've recently started taking care of a cat and i definitely want to give her the best food possible. Will be checking freshpet.

Scott said...

Any company that helps out shelters, whether for dogs, cats or anything else, is tops in my book! Good for them!