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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:02 PM
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Prin take a bow

There were loads of other people involved in a thread but Prin came up with the idea and I adopted it (actually i stole her thought and took the credit but I'm giving it back) the thread went on it's usual bent on how brand name foods take and give nothing back, they lie and distort the truth to get people to buy there product. Well Prin (and others) sugested we grab the vouchers they were offering and get the free food and donate it to rescue centers. Well through the use of my friends and there make believe pets our local humane society got 15 bags of Iams and 15 bags of Purina one, 36 greenies all donated under the name of Prin . See, I said I was giving some credit back, I was going through the site adding some stuff and I remembered the phone call I got yesterday from the vets, they were offering condolences on my baby and also many many thanks from the humane society, they were shocked on how much we donated. I of course took the credit but I'm passing it on, also this is something much happier after the last message I just posted.

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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
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omg! That's amazing! Honestly, I was feeling really useless about all that because I applied for those bags and never got anything. How ironic.

Kudos to you for passing the word.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:14 PM
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Actually it was a priceless idea, everyone at work who had pets and hve converted to a non grocery brand food was behind it (try stopping a group of childrens nurses from doing something good for free). In fact i just finished reading my book tonight and found an extra iams and purina voucher in the last page so I will be upping that to 16 bags. While I was searching I found the greenies and thought why not, I already had my additional 13 bogus pets (I have 2 addresses) to get this stuff, I am still searching for more offers but as of yet there are none and the Purina well dried up quick.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:17 PM
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Well, I'm so glad. That's the best news. You made my day/week.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:23 PM
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You guys that is a GREAT idea!! I too want to do this. Pm some info please.

Way to go for the great thinking prin and good job on taking initiative xlr8
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:29 PM
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Go to purina.ca and look for the 30 day challenge... They give you a free bag to "get started".

Here: http://www.purina.ca/products/purina...age=getStarted
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:34 PM
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ooo and maybe somebody here can win food for a year (to donate ):
http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/jsp/IA...nCode=FFID0202
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Old November 24th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I've entered the sweepstakes and entered to get the free bag of food

Good idea Prin!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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i'm sorry but... no matter the concept that "crappy food is better than no food at all", i just cannot add to the misery of shelter dogs by offering them toxic waste in a bag to be able to pat myself on the back for "doing something"... although i guess if i donate any money, it would be used to buy crap food anyways? what do most shelters feed, does anyone know?
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Old November 24th, 2006, 09:38 AM
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shelters usually feed whatever they can....
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Old November 24th, 2006, 10:06 AM
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Our local shelter was happy for some 'propper' food (meaning the Iams), they usually buy the cheapest they can, the normal diet for them is kibbles and bits and ol'roy and what ever is on special. Meaning you are exactly right, if you donate money thats as good as donating those class brands. But to be fair I didn't stop there, i also have asked any odopting parents to be directed to out local Global to be educated on good foods. Hopefully, as I was, they will be in support of buying premium brand foods rather than what ever is easiest. I don't have money to donate, it's as simple as that, the day I signed up to be a nurse I resigned myself to be poor and happy. If I can lighten the burden of someone's finincial strain (especially places like the humane society) I will. The choice here is crap food or crappier food with your money. TD feel free to donate raw to you shelter but in the meantime I will continue to do what I can. I can compleately understand your stance, but if I had never came to this site I would have been blind to the product market. i would be still on Iams large puppy and looking at staying on the same brand. if it wasn't for people like yourself I would have never found my way into Global and the possibility of RAW (which isn't going to happen now, I want to live in the same house as my dog AND my wife ) I'm working on converting one person at a time, the rest will come later.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 10:27 AM
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oh no i would never donate raw food to a shelter, it's not feasible to manage i guess i was just rambling and answered my own question in the end... what you are doing is *awesome*! is there any way to encourage these companies to sponsor some local shelters in any way? it's a tax write-off for them and food from the source costs practically nothing, really... just rambling again...
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Yeah TD, that would be a good idea. Like you said it would be a tax write off for them, and it would also serve as advertisement. People may choose that food just because it is already being used
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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And thats exactly what I would have done if I hadn't found you guys. I would still have a wire coated puppy, not the soft fur he has now. I have a sneaky suspision these companys already do sponsor or give aid to shelters in order to do that very thing, get people to continue with the same product. It would be great if you could get companys giving donations but I don't think for a second there intentions lie in giving a dog/cat good quality food. The cost of paying someone to sort it out probably outweighs the benifit of doing so. My other idea for round 3 was to get lots of dog/cat food, sell it at a food drive, then find out what foster families feed and use the money to buy them some extra food. I cewrtainly don't want to put foster families out buy tring to get them to swap foods on the dog without them willingly participating, I have just had a few days of seeing what happens is your pet doesn't tollerate a new food.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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They do donate food, but mostly to the huge shelters and things. Iams has a special program for it.

The thing is, too, even if the people who run a shelter believed in raw or holistic, the likelihood of any of the dogs there ever having been on it is next to none. And since they already have to deal with goopy poopies just from the dogs being upset and all that, I doubt they would want it amplified by foods without stool hardeners.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:56 PM
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prin, totally! there is enough stress in shelters without adding cannon butts! so ok... i can fill out coupons and have the free bags sent directly to the shelter, is that it?..
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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No, you have to bring the bag over... If you get it. I still haven't gotten any ever... (but it's a sample bag for YOUR dogs )
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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ah ok! makes sense....

question: what do stores do with all those "past expiry date" bags of cat and dog food?
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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change the dates and sell them anyways ?
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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I don't want to know. I'm not sure I'd want shelter animals eating something that has been on the shelf for more than a year.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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of course not me neither. but i was just wondering, do the bags get tossed in a landfill? or recycled again into oh i dunno, pig food...
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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probably get recycled into Ol'Roy!!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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omg I was going to say the same thing. lol
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Waiiiit. How does the "Prin's a Hero!" thread turn into Ol'Roy?!


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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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everything turns into Ol' Roy....

Ok, back to the subject at hand : PRIN'S A GENIUS HERO, ALL BOW TO PRIN!!


but seriously it IS a very good idea
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:35 PM
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lol I'm kidding. You were in the original thread too. I think you started it.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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they were shocked on how much we donated.
woohoo !
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Old November 24th, 2006, 08:52 PM
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I did not see the original thread but that is a great idea!!! Excellent idea Prin!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Go to purina.ca and look for the 30 day challenge... They give you a free bag to "get started".

Here: http://www.purina.ca/products/purina...age=getStarted

We don't have that in the U.S. I wish they did. My next door neighbor runs the local animal control facility and she could use the food.
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