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Our Cat Adoption Story

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When a 10 year old Smockity wishes for a kitten more than anything else in the whole world, she follows Smockity tradition and researches cat food costs and kitty cat care-taking tips and makes a flip chart and requests an appointment to make a presentation to the authority figures in charge of adding new pets to the family structure.

And in typical Smockity fashion I resist as long as I can...

Reagan and cat

Until I relent. One can only resist logic mixed with passion for so long, amiright?

That's when I began looking for a kitten. I started on my town's "buy, sell, or giveaway" Facebook page and found a few families who needed to find homes for kittens. These were kittens that were soon to be taken to our local animal shelter if they didn't find homes ASAP.

We found a sweet kitten that just the age we were looking for that had been loved on since birth by some little girls just like ours. I was able to pull a fast one on my unsuspecting daughter and surprise her on Christmas morning with the little fluff ball. She was over the moon thrilled!

Did you know that each year, approximately 3.4 million United States cats are taken in by animal shelters and only half of those cats are adopted? We were so glad to do our little part to make a dent in this number.

Purina Cat Chow grocery store

And now you can do your part, too! During the month of July, for every bag of Purina Cat Chow you buy your cat, a meal will be donated to a cat in need. Purina Cat Chow is encouraging cat people to join in its cause to support shelter cats by buying a bag of Purina Cat Chow from July 1 through July 31. (*Buy it on sale right now at Amazon here!)

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Since 2013, Purina Cat Chow has supported animal shelters across the country and has donated more than
$845,000 in food, supplies and renovations to advance the rescue, nutrition and adoption of cats in shelters.
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And this year, Purina would like to top that donation in a HUGE way, and you can help!
Purina Cat Chow would like to donate five million meals to shelter cats across the country! They are encouraging cat people to help by purchasing any size bag of Purina Cat Chow from July 1 through July 31. For every bag purchased, Purina Cat Chow will donate one meal, up to five million meals, directly to Rescue Bank. (Rescue Bank is a non-profit organization that operates on a national food bank model to collect and distribute high-quality pet food and other supplies to a network of pre-qualified animal welfare organizations throughout the United States.)
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Now, the simple act of *buying a bag of food for your cat can help the cat community-at-large and feed a cat in need looking for their forever home. (Order through Amazon and have it delivered to your home free if you have Amazon Prime!)

Check out this list of how others are helping Purina donate 5 million meals to shelters:

Adopting Rusty from Ellis and Page
Why I Love My Cat from Chaotically Creative
Cat Lady Must Haves from Polka Dotted BlueJay
Cat Condo: Made From a Wood Pallet from Hoosier Homemade
Meet Jackie - Our Cat Adoption Story from Sweet Nicks

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Build Better Lives’ program. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the
form of products and services for the purpose of promoting Purina Cat Chow. All expressed
opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth
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  1. Such a sweet story and such a great cause! I’m glad to know that my cat food purchases will help other cats in need!

  2. We have a black kitty, too!! Thanks for sharing your story and photos with us!

  3. Oh my goodness, I would have LOVED to receive a pet on Christmas morning. It would have been an ugly cry, for sure!

  4. best Christmas gift surprise ever!

  5. So cute! We had a black cat once and she was the best ever!