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Old November 5th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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good idea TT! 14+, you're a great writer! You should get a letter written up about what you do (include that you are beginning the process of becoming a charity) and email it to all the companies you can think of! I bet lots of food/litter companies would love to help you out, stuff like that is great word of mouth advertising for them!
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Old November 5th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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good idea TT! 14+, you're a great writer! You should get a letter written up about what you do (include that you are beginning the process of becoming a charity) and email it to all the companies you can think of! I bet lots of food/litter companies would love to help you out, stuff like that is great word of mouth advertising for them!
Funny, Mary from the vets' just said basically the same thing when she phoned to ask me to take a couple semi ferals in. As in I should be writing all the pet food companies with my story and seeing what they will do. That will take a while. Guess I better start looking for pet food addresses.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 10:41 AM
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I went to their websites and emailed them directly. Some did not offer anything, but most sent FPCs
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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Funny, Mary from the vets' just said basically the same thing when she phoned to ask me to take a couple semi ferals in. As in I should be writing all the pet food companies with my story and seeing what they will do. That will take a while. Guess I better start looking for pet food addresses.
If you type one out then you can just copy and paste and then save it. All you would have to do is maybe change a bit of the wording here and there.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 11:10 PM
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If you type one out then you can just copy and paste and then save it. All you would have to do is maybe change a bit of the wording here and there.
LOL Exactly what I would do. What Mary said was that I should take pictures of the Catuary and send them along with my story. I know there's lots of pics of everything on here so I need to spend some time looking. That's what will take a while. LP took a good pic when she was here. I will find and use it.

I'd rather send letters to the companies than email them. I feel it gives a better feel when they have something cohesive to hold on to.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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I have two Science Diet coupons I'd be happy to mail to someone. It's for $7 off any Science Diet cat or dog food 3lb or larger. Expiry: December 31, 2011.
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LOL Exactly what I would do. What Mary said was that I should take pictures of the Catuary and send them along with my story. I know there's lots of pics of everything on here so I need to spend some time looking. That's what will take a while. LP took a good pic when she was here. I will find and use it.

I'd rather send letters to the companies than email them. I feel it gives a better feel when they have something cohesive to hold on to.
14+ The Cat Fancy Mag runs a story about people who take care of Ferals almost every month now. Maybe u would write to them. They even run stories about feeding raw.

I wish I could find coupons to send u, but I haven't seen any. I'll keep looking though.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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There are usually free sample bags in petstores, some are just sitting on the shelves labelled free sample, some you have to ask the store sales people/cashier about free samples.

I got 3 bags of grainless kibbles this way (smallest bag is 0.25lb and largest a bit over half a pound) already in 2 months. I don't feed a lot of kibble so those bags will last me at least a few months.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:38 PM
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14+ The Cat Fancy Mag runs a story about people who take care of Ferals almost every month now. Maybe u would write to them. They even run stories about feeding raw.

I wish I could find coupons to send u, but I haven't seen any. I'll keep looking though.
Thanks TQ. I'll look into it.
It's ok if you can't send any. You've got a gang of your own to feed.

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I got 3 bags of grainless kibbles this way (smallest bag is 0.25lb and largest a bit over half a pound) already in 2 months. I don't feed a lot of kibble so those bags will last me at least a few months.
I get those samples when I go to the pet store. Around here that lasts maybe a minute.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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14+ Walmart has Fancey Feast on sale this week for 50 cents a can. I think u were using Fancy Feast on some of your cats? I don't know if it's the better selections of Fancy Feast or the regular kinds though.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 11:15 PM
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14+ Walmart has Fancey Feast on sale this week for 50 cents a can. I think u were using Fancy Feast on some of your cats? I don't know if it's the better selections of Fancy Feast or the regular kinds though.
Thanks TQ! Will check it out. Pate ones aren't that bad.
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hey 14+ here is another link I found http://www.trinatural.com/cat-food-coupons.php

if you pm me your mailing address, I can send you whatever coupons I get (I get grocery coupons mailed to me, and sometimes there is cat food or litter coupons).
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I received an email where you can get a free purina kitten or puppy kit with a free sample. You just have to register...

http://www.purina.ca/about/breederve...=breederkitten

Hope it helps someone.
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not sure if anyone uses this, and it may be just for dogs, but its for NVI frozen raw diets..

http://www.acreaturecomfort.com/COUPONS.htm
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great idea!

Thanks for the great idea concerning going to the pet food store and asking to buy damaged/thorn up or returned bags of cat/dog food.
The bumped cans are also a good idea...
i had not taught of that!

In the event that they don't want to sell them to me, i will suggest donating them to our local animal shelter, or local food bank, for those needy who may have pets...

I will be visiting my local pet feed store right tomorrow!

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