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01/31/2018

World's Best Cat Litter™ Supports Cats Affected by Disasters With Shelter Donations

Muscatine, Iowa – January 31, 2018 – World’s Best Cat Litter™ is supporting animal shelters affected by recent natural disasters with donations that will go toward rebuilding and repairing their facilities, as well as supporting influxes of new cats. The company has provided a monetary donation to Texas Litter Control in Spring, TX; Clay County Animal Services in Green Cove Springs, FL; and the Humane Society of Sonoma County, CA.

Shortly after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in central Texas, Texas Litter Control, a high-quality clinic for cats and dogs in the Harris and Montgomery counties, was flooded and forced to temporarily shut down. The shelter reopened in October, but its cat sanctuary was completely devastated and forced to relocate. The money donated by World’s Best Cat Litter™ will go toward supporting the new cat sanctuary, which houses the shelter’s Feline Leukemia positive cats, kittens waiting to get big enough for adoption, and sick cats in the adoption program. Donations to Texas Litter control can be made at http://www.texaslittercontrol.org/donate-to-tlc.html.

Meanwhile, Clay County Animal Services, a public shelter that adopts out hundreds of cats and dogs every year, was completely flooded by Hurricane Irma. The shelter lost everything from treats and trash cans to electric equipment, and also suffered physical damage. The donation from World’s Best Cat Litter™ will go toward helping to replace the $16,000 worth of goods lost in the flooding, as well as rebuilding the shelter’s cat room. Clay County, which says it is “humbled” by all the caring people reaching out in their time of need, kindly requests that any donations be made through Friends of Clay County Animals (http://www.friendsofclaycountyanimals.org/), which raises funds to buy for medical care beyond the basic veterinary treatment provided by the shelter. This treatment helps save the lives of the most vulnerable animals rescued by Clay County, so that they may all have another chance.

World’s Best Cat Litter™ is also supporting cats displaced by the recent wildfires in California with a donation to Humane Society of Sonoma County. The Humane Society of Sonoma County initially became a clearing house for the database of lost animals during the disaster, checking them against any found, as well as a distribution point for donated services, and a free urgent burn care center for injured felines. Currently, many of the animals have moved into the organization’s adoption program, and the World’s Best Cat Litter™ donation has helped support the added cost of transporting cats in and out of the shelter. To help support Sonoma County’s efforts, visit https://humanesocietysoco.org/.

“The devastation in California, Texas and the southeast U.S. didn’t just affect people, it also affected thousands of animals. As a huge part of the World’s Best Cat Litter™ mission is helping cats in need, we are honored to be able to assist in shelter relief efforts in any way that we can,” said Jean Broders, Senior Brand Manager of World’s Best Cat Litter™.

Since 2010, GiveLitter™, the official philanthropic cause of World’s Best Cat Litter™, has helped donate nearly 700,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats across the U.S. With many hurricane-affected shelters temporarily shut down or displaced, the brand felt that a monetary donation would best help these shelters in their recovery and rebuilding efforts. To learn more about GiveLitter™, visit www.givelitter.com.

About World's Best Cat Litter™:

World's Best Cat Litter™ is a family of clumping cat litters that offer concentrated power for a cleaner litter box. Our patented process harnesses the power of naturally absorbent corn to create formulas that guarantee outstanding odor control, quick clumping and easy scooping. It's the pet, people and planet friendly litter that truly works. Offered in a variety of clumping formulas and sizes, the litter is available in PetSmart® and PETCO®, select Target® and Walmart stores, and other leading pet and grocery stores nationwide. World's Best Cat Litter™ is produced by Kent Pet Group, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa. Visit www.worldsbestcatlitter.com.