Four animal shelters in eco-friendly cities across the US will receive free litter for the shelters and all cat adopters through 2019
ökocat, an eco-friendly brand of cat litter based in Ferndale, Washington, announced the launch of its second annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program beginning June 5 in honor of World Environment Day.
With the goal of supporting cat adoption and saving the world one litter box at a time, ökocat is asking eco-conscious pet parents across the country to submit a vote for their favorite eco-friendly city. Near the end of summer, four animal shelters in eco-friendly cities across the US will receive a donation of more than 1,000 pounds of its all-natural litter. Selected shelters will also be able to provide all cat adopters with a free box of ökocat litter through the end of 2019.
ökocat, a Healthy Pet® brand, is the only brand in the US producing a natural cat litter that is both 100 percent compostable and made from reclaimed fallen timber and unused lumber materials — with all suppliers compliant with the Forest Stewardship Council.
“Our annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program gives us the opportunity encourage cat adoption, while also allowing us to educate cat owners about how they can make sustainable choices when it comes to the products they purchase and use daily in their homes,” said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at ökocat. “Our litter delivers 7-day odor control, it’s free of harmful chemicals, additives and synthetic scents and it’s not harmful to the environment, unlike clay litter, which still accounts for the 2.4 million tons of cat litter that ends up in landfills per year.”
The voting period opened earlier this month and is open through August 6, 2019. Participants can submit their vote on ökocat’s website for their favorite eco-friendly city. In return, all voters will receive a coupon for $3 off any box of ökocat natural litter and they will be entered to win a 12-month supply (12 boxes) and several 1-month (1 box) giveaways that will be announced on the ökocat Facebook page each week. In addition to voting for their favorite eco-friendly city, there are multiple other ways to enter the giveaways, including a fun cat photo contest, “secret codes” shared via email and by popular cat influencers, learning about the benefits of natural litter vs. clay litter and more.
As a result of votes submitted in 2018, ökocat donated more than 3,000 pounds of litter to cat shelters in Portland, Denver, San Francisco — the three eco-friendly cities that received the most votes. To kick off the program, an adoption event was hosted at PAWS near Seattle where 22 cats were adopted and a donation of more than 1,000 pounds of litter was made by ökocat.
Donations of litter were made to the following shelters in 2018:
- Animal Aid (Portland, OR)
- Rocky Mountain Feline (Denver, CO)
- Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue (San Francisco, CA)
- PAWS (Seattle, WA)
For more information about ökocat by Healthy Pet, and its unwavering commitment to cat health and care and corporate excellence through sustainability, visit www.healthy-pet.com/okocat.