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WET CATS FLOOD MIDWEST ANIMAL SHELTER

 GLENCOE, Mo., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "We've found them on the roofs of houses, on shelves in closets, anywhere up high," said Alice Dodge, head of a Glencoe animal shelter, describing the plight of cats in her flood-stricken St. Louis-area community.
 "Lots of people fled their homes and left their cats behind. We've been out there saving them."
 With the help of the Coast Guard, the 6-year-old cats-only shelter, "Pet Search," has been rescuing more than 15 cats each day and currently houses approximately 300 cats -- about 150 more than usual.
 "Believe it or not, our shelter's cat food supply is just fine thanks to ample donations from Ralston-Purina," said Dodge. "What we really needed was cat box filler. Golden Cat answered our call immediately and delivered the cat box filler within 24 hours.
 Golden Cat, the nation's largest manufacturer of cat box filler, headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in Cape Girardeau and Bloomfield, Mo., donated six tons of its product to the Glencoe shelter. Lipps Trucking Company, Cape Girardeau, delivered the shipment from the Golden Cat facility free of charge.
 Due to the increased feline population, the shelter now uses between 250 and 350 pounds of cat box filler each day. "Golden Cat's donation will help us to provide a clean, sanitary environment for these cats until we're able to return them to their owners or find new homes for them," said Dodge.
 "When we received the call on our 800 consumer hot-line number from Pet Search, we understood this shelter was taking on a considerable burden by housing extra cats," said Tom Ramey, Golden Cat director of marketing. "There was no question that we'd help."
 John Lesar, dispatcher for Lipps Trucking, agreed. "We've worked with Golden Cat for quite some time," he said. "We were happy to make the delivery."
 Golden Cat Corporation has research and development and quality control laboratories in Cape Girardeau. The company makes Kitty Litter(R) Maxx(TM) brand cat box filler and Tidy Cat 3(TM), the nation's leading brand of cat box filler; Tidy Cat(TM) deodorizers and cat box liners; and Scamp(TM) cat products (available in pet stores).
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 /CONTACT: Judi Kroeger of Weightman Public Relations, 215-821-1299, for Golden Cat/


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