The story of Pudding the cat has put the Door County Humane Society in the national spotlight, and now in the victory circle as the winner of the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue Tales of Greatness contest.
Door County Humane Society Executive Director Carrie Counihan submitted Pudding's great tale to Purina for the contest -- his time in the shelter, his adoption by diabetic Amy Jung, and the cat's heroic act of doing what he could to call attention to her insulin reactive seizure.
Counihan was surprised and grateful for the outpouring of support the area put behind the shelter to get them the win.
The contest prize will award the Humane Society $5,000 worth of Purina Pro Plan food coupons. Counihan says that food supply will last the shelter quite a long while, which is an immense help as food is their largest expense.
In addition, Jung will also receive a year's supply of Purina Pro Plan food for Pudding. Counihan and Jung will accept their award in Oaks, PA on November 17 at the 2012 Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show.
Counihan says anytime you can get national attention focused on humane societies, it goes a long way in raising awareness.
Pudding's Purina win will be recognized with an event in 2013 to coincide with the opening of the Humane Society's enlarged shelter building.
Image from Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue Tales of Greatness contest video. View the video here.