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FURminator® Names Catsparella Winner of National Hairball Awareness Day Contest

Blogger’s “Katy Purry” Creation Wins $1,000 Donation for Sayreville Pet Adoption Center

Congratulations to Stephanie Harwin of www.catsparella.com, who took first place in the National Hairball Awareness Day (NHAD) “FUR Creature” contest sponsored by FURminator®, the company that delivers the ultimate pet deShedding experience. The contest was held in conjunction with NHAD on April 27, 2012.

Catsparella’s winning submission, called “Katy Purry,” was created from excess fur as a result of a deShedding session with a FURminator tool. The creativity of the FURtastic figure set off fireworks for FURminator’s Facebook fans, making Catsparella the winner and the recipient of a $1,000 animal charity donation. Catsparella designated the Sayreville Pet Adoption Center (Sayreville, New Jersey) as its choice for the prize money.

Four other finalists were also awarded up to $250 in FURminator tools, to be donated to the animal charity of their choice. Recognized finalists include Mister Scrubby’s “Conan O’Brien” (with the donation going to AniMeals), Covered in Cat Hair’s “Angelina Jolie” (Kitten Associates, Inc.), About Vet Med’s “Ellen DeGeneres” (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service) and Cory Cat Blog’s “HISS – Gene Simmons” (United Paws of Tillamook).

FURminator hosted the “FUR Creature” contest to spread the word about the dangers of cat hairballs. With the help of pet bloggers, consumers were able to see for themselves how, when used a few minutes twice a week, the FURminator helps to relieve pet owners of the mess of loose fur and hairball worries.

While some hairball treatments (lubricants, diets, etc.) address the problem after the hair has already entered the cat’s body, a FURminator deShedding Tool prevents the hair from getting into the cat’s body in the first place.

A gallery of the National Hairball Awareness Day Contest entries can be viewed on the FURminator Facebook page.