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Feline CRF food Freecycle

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MarinaIvy Tue 09-Apr-13 11:59:12

I'd bought a large quantity of Hills KD food for my CRF cat a couple of years back. Shortly after, in typical perverse-cat timing, Rufus had what transpired to be his final crash. We had to put him to sleep and were (still are!) pretty gutted.

Between that and general lack of organisation, I haven't tried to offload the food until recently. I have both tins (about 20) and dry stuff in bags, one still sealed and one barely-opened. I'm not sure what the sell-by dates are, but even if technically expired, I'm sure it's still good.

It's free to whomever can collect from the South Essex area. If nobody says Yes Please to that by Friday but somebody wants it posted, let me know and we can discuss postage costs.

Feel free to PM if you wish.

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:13:21

Hi Marina

Well done you for thinking about re-cycling it. (And so sorry about Rufus.)

If you don't get any takers, I'm sure one of your local shelters would be more than happy to get the food. You could find them on the 'Find A Shelter' link on catchat

catchat

if you've not spoken to them before.

smile

issey6cats Tue 09-Apr-13 12:18:03

your local cat rescue would welcome it as crf food for cats is expensive and most shelters have cats with special diets pick an independent one as places like the rspca probaly have to use nominated suppliers not sure about cats protection as thier set up seems to be different

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:21:54

I only know, issey, that the 'Hungry Cats' box at our local big supermarket is a CPL one. (That's where all the unopened food goes that Seniorboy has decided he doesn't like - when I've just bought a couple of boxes in glee at finding something.)

issey6cats Tue 09-Apr-13 12:26:40

hi cozie thats why i said CPL because our local one in bradford is always saying they need extra food so presumed that thier a bit more flexible than the other lot, and the one i work at people are always coming down to the center with tins or dry food and always grateful for any contributions and whilst they feed royal canin as the main dry food they give the cats a variety of wet food as it hopefully discourages fussy eating

issey6cats Tue 09-Apr-13 12:29:02

i know what you mean about dont like that the foster cat i have at the moment has turned her nose up at all my offerings she only eats dry food and it has to be royal canin babycat or feline fayre duck and chicken, considering she was a hotel feral in cyprus and ate whatever was thrown at her for the first six months i was surprised she dosent eat good quality tinned food

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:29:22

I'm not entirely sure about that. (The hopefully discouraging fussy eating bit.) My experience to date is that having a large variety of wet food to hand simply makes them think - 'Oh if I leave that, she'll give me something nicer'!

hmm

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:29:48

Sorry - x post.

issey6cats Tue 09-Apr-13 12:30:53

lol maybe mine eat what i give them or they know there will be nought till next feed time

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:35:15

That's the way to do it. I'd hang tough if it weren't for the fact that Seniorboy has to have meds at breakfast and tea - and I'm trying to keep his weight up as well. (Elderly cat.)

Best of luck with finding a home for the food, OP.

smile

MarinaIvy Tue 09-Apr-13 13:29:48

Guys, thanks for your comments. I had thought about giving the food to a local shelter, but if they're past their sell-by (I haven't looked at all the tins, but one said it was), aren't they obliged to refuse?

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 13:59:55

I'd let the shelter decide. (ie just take them there and leave them so that you don't see what happens - they can always chuck them themselves.) Personally, I'd not use anything that was opened but would be happy to take sealed eg the tins of wet food even if the sell by date was technically passed. As issey said, maybe try an independent rescue rather than a big national.

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 14:04:34

PS - but that's only if you don't get any takers here. Which you well might.

smile

MarinaIvy Tue 09-Apr-13 14:29:49

What part of the world are you, cozie? We live in Leigh-on-Sea, south coast of Essex.

And we do rather like the CPL. I certainly support them in general.

BTW, don't know if they do this in your area, but around here, the CPL is rather a "virtual" organisation - the shelters are foster homes and portions of normal kennels. I like that; it's innovative.

cozietoesie Tue 09-Apr-13 14:36:00

Way away north of you, Marina. I'm not a contender.

MarinaIvy Tue 09-Apr-13 15:26:42

Aahhhh, the north and the cheap, good beer. I do like visiting there.

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