Purina Provides Welcome Kits to Residents with Cats in Domestic Violence Shelters
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Urban Resource Institute (URI) and Nestlé Purina announced on October 21, that they are joining forces in support of URIPALS— People and animals Living Safely. The program is New York City’s first initiative to allow victims of domestic violence to enter shelters with their pets.
Last Tuesday, October 15, Paul and I had the honor of attending The Friskies in New York City. Gracey’s video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure was a finalist in the CatVenture category and we would find out later that night if we would be taking home the golden Catuette.
Early that evening, all the finalists gathered in the hotel lobby and walked a short distance to Arena, the venue for The Friskies. During the cocktail hour from 6:00pm- 7:00 pm, we mingled with the other finalists, chatted about our videos and had our photos taken.
Everyone at Friskies was super nice and made sure all of our needs were met and then some taking very good care of us the entire time. We listened to our instructions on what to do if our video received the most votes. We would be called to the stage to accept the golden Catuette and share a 30 second acceptance speech.
And then I got nervous. I am cat like in the fact that I like to see but not be seen. Heading to the stage gave me the jitters. What if you fall down, what if…what if…. what if.
The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Friskies Finalist
Friends, we did it! We are one of the official Finalists in The Friskies. Your support helped Gracey’s video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure make the top 12! Thanks to Friskies we are heading to New York City to find out if our video won the 2013 best video for CatVenture at The Friskies
The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Finalist in The Friskies!
A Thousand Thanks is not enough to tell you how much we appreciate your support and perseverance voting for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies, 2013. We are so happy to tell you that with your help our video moved on from the Semi-finals to the Finals in the CatVenture category. We hope you will join us and watch The Friskies live from New York City on October 15, 2013 at 7pm ET.
The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure
Vote for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies
Voting is open now and our video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Semi-Finalist! From the thousands of cat videos entered this year, Friskies and the contest judges selected 20 Semi-Finalists to compete for a spot as one of 12 Finalists. The top four Category winners and one Fan Favorite winner will be awarded $25,000 in total cash prizes and gold-plated Catuette trophies at “The Friskies” Award Show October 15, 2013. The show will be hosted by comedian and cat owner Michael Ian Black, and broadcast online at www.TheFriskies.com.
“In America, the vote is always in the hands of the people,” said comedian, cat owner and “The Friskies” host Michael Ian Black. “Take advantage of that right and vote for your favorite Internet cat videos at www.TheFriskies.com! It’s time to give back to those cats and their owners who create the videos that get you through work, public transportation and family parties. It just may be the most important thing you do. And you should do it every day.”
Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter
The third annual Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter is Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle in New York City. These past three years New York’s elite architectural designers have been coming to the rescue of the city’s feral cat colonies by creating innovative shelters to provide the cats with a refuge from the winter cold.