InFURvention Cat Carrier Contest from Banfield Pet Hospital ConcludesPublished October 16, 2012
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With 86 million cats in the United States sharing their homes and hearts with guardians, it stands to reason that the feline species can be considered one of the most popular animal companions in the country.
This said, however, when it’s time for kitty’s all important annual veterinary check-up, one-third of all kitty guardians forego this essential part of feline care, throwing up their hands in desperation the moment the cat carrier appears and their normally well-behaved and mild-mannered fur family member suddenly transforms into a demon-cat.
In response to this demoralizing dilemma, Banfield Pet Hospital and Animal Planet's Victoria Stilwell teamed up to create an exciting “InFURvention” contest with the goal of giving kitty guardians some simple solutions to resolve their overwhelming struggle and put an end to the frustrating and exasperating game of “cat vs. carrier”.
Cat guardians were invited to participate by creating a “real life” video of putting their cat into a carrier, whether successful or not, for a chance to win the astounding prize of a years’ worth of free preventative care from Banfield Pet Hospital. As an added bonus, the winner would also receive an at-home visit from Victoria Stilwell for sage advice and her professional “tips and tricks” on how to more easily get kitty into the carrier.
After viewing a sizable parade of YouTube videos highlighting the relationship between cats and their carriers, a winner was finally chosen.
Banfield Pet Hospital congratulates Brownstowne, Michigan resident Danielle DeLozier and Pooh, her beloved orange tabby senior citizen, as victors of the InFURvention contest. Since Pooh had gained much unneeded weight, Danielle thought it the perfect time to get her video camera rolling. She is thrilled with the InFURvention outcome.
Pooh can now look forward to a year of free preventative care from Banfield Pet Hospital and Danielle received a fabulous personal one-on-one training session with Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell.
To get an up close and purrsonal view of the battle royal this kitty guardian endured with Pooh, watch the winning video uploaded to YouTube by weech11.
Danielle’s video definitely shows the struggle that many folks experience while trying to entice kitty into the cat carrier.
Judging from the smile on her face in the photo, it surely appears that Danielle’s training session with Victoria was triumphant, resulting in the end of Pooh’s carrier conflict.
How would you handle getting a recalcitrant cat into a carrier? Tell us with a comment.