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Three Cat Parents Win ‘Do-Gooder’ Contest

Yesterday’s News, a Nestle Purina Petcare model of cat litter constituted of recycled supplies, revealed on Dec. 9 the winners of its nationwide “Do-Gooder” Awards Contest. Judy Hnilo of San Francisco; Terri Galatea of Las Vegas and Lisa Daris of Columbus, Ohio will every obtain $5,000 and a yr’s provide of Yesterday’s News cat litter as the competition’s three grand prize winners.

The “Do-Gooder” Awards Contest invited cat homeowners to submit tales of how they incorporate eco-friendly habits into their on a regular basis lives. Finalists have been narrowed down by an impartial judging panel, and the three grand prize winners have been chosen by Renee Loux, contest spokeswoman, inexperienced dwelling writer and tv persona. Loux chosen the three successful entries based mostly on creativity, composition and originality (60 p.c) and appropriateness to the competition theme (40 p.c).

“It was so inspiring to read through the contest entries and learn about the wonderful and simple ways cat owners are ‘doing good’ by incorporating eco-friendly habits into their everyday lives,” Loux stated. “While it was a difficult decision, the dedication, passion and creativity in the stories submitted by Judy, Terri and Lisa made their submissions rise above the rest.”

To learn the successful entries, click on right here.

In addition to receiving prizes for themselves, every grand prize winner chosen an area beneficiary group to obtain $15,000 for a mission to profit their neighborhood. The three beneficiary organizations are as follows:

• Homeless Cat Network of San Francisco, chosen by contest winner and native volunteer, Judy Hnilo. The Homeless Cat Network is an all-volunteer, nonprofit feline rescue group. Its mission is to humanely scale back the cat inhabitants on the San Francisco peninsula by spay/neuter, adoption, public schooling and accountable colony administration.

•Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, Ohio, chosen by contest winner and native volunteer, Lisa Daris. The Cat Welfare Association is a nonprofit limited-intake shelter that primarily cares for deserted and abused cats in hopes of discovering them appropriate dwelling environments.

• Sunrise Mountain High School of Las Vegas, chosen by contest winner and artwork instructor, Terri Galietta. Opened in August 2009, Sunrise Mountain High School is a brand new faculty within the Clark County School District in Las Vegas. The artwork division recycles plastic water bottles to fund the artwork classroom provides within the faculty.

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