Opportunity for FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. to Receive up to $1,000 Cash Donation Based on Community Support via Voting Program

Purina Cat Chow has selected FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. as one of 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide that it’s recognizing during its Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary.

The Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program is supporting 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide – one in every state – in three ways: a consumer voting component to drive up to $1,000 per shelter (up to $50,000 for all of the shelters combine); four shelter facility makeovers valued at $100,000; and $1,000 cat care packages for each of the 50 participating shelters that will feature Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food, Purina® Tidy Cats® brand cat litter and general cat care items.

From now until Fri., June 14, 2013, FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. is asking the Central Arkansas community to help it secure an additional $1,000 cash donation for the shelter by voting at www.catchow.com/50shelters (limit one vote per person per day). For every vote cast on www.catchow.com/50shelters for FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. Purina Cat Chow will donate $1, up to $1,000, to be provided via a cash donation.

“We believe that someone should always be there for cat owners, cat supporters and the cats that impact all of our lives,” said Vincent Biroscak, Purina Cat Chow brand director. “Many cat owners will attest that they didn’t choose their cat – their cat chose them – and a countless number of those cats found their forever homes after a shelter stay. In celebration of our 50 years of supporting cats and cat owners, Purina Cat Chow is saying thank you to the shelters that are there for cats when they need it most.”

The Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program will provide up to $200,000 in product and monetary donations to acknowledge these shelters’ dedication to the cats they serve and help facilitate the start of more cat-owner relationships. FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A.  is the only shelter from Arkansas participating in the program.

“This program will help us support the more than 200 cats we intake every year,” said Lydia Grier, Director “It’s an honor to be one of 50 shelters nationwide selected for this program. We hope that our community rallies behind us and casts their vote for FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. to help us raise the additional $1,000.”

FAULKNER COUNTY S.P.C.A. plans to use the cash donation to improve its cat facilities by expanding the run and climbing area.

For more information on the program, visit www.catchow.com or the Purina Cat Chow Community on Facebook.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare and Purina Cat Chow Brand Cat Food

The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Mo., where Ralston Purina was founded more than a century ago. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. One of the leading global players in the pet food industry, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of the Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company. With nutrition for each life stage, Purina® Cat Chow® brand Cat Food offers a family of products with 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for physical health and well being. For more information on Purina Cat Chow, visit catchow.com.