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mainecoonpeg
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« on: April 14, 2010, 02:26:41 PM »

Today, I spent about a half hour on the phone speaking with Laura.
Laura is from For The Earth Corp., the new owners/producers of PaPurr cat Litter.
They have been producing this product since 2007.

It was truly a pleasure speaking with Laura and she was very forthcoming in answering all of my questions.

This is a product that I always used, especially when transitioning ferals from an "outdoor" litter box to an indoor litter box.  It was a simple transition, so much so, that the ferals took to the PaPurr immediately.

There is a scoopable PaPurr and a regular PaPurr.

I ordered 2/ 15 # bags for a cost of $19.99/bag....total cost $39.98.
The shipping is included in the cost.

Box stores and large pet retailers do not carry this product.
Box stores can't seem to market it very well.

Per Laura, some independent stores carry the product.

I have permission from our catbird to invite Laura to join Itchmo.
I hope she will and I hope she can answer all of your questions as well as she did mine.
I am so happy this product is back and it is unchanged from when it was manufactured before.
The plant is still in Wisconsin.
Laura and the corporate offices are in Arizona.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 02:58:29 PM »

Thanks, Peg. I hope Laura joins and will answer some product questions. That would be great!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 05:37:06 PM »

Looked at their website, and I'd like to try it.  I've used World's Best for several years and while pleased it is not as dusty as others I've used, I need something DUST-FREE! 

I'll post again after the children have rendered their opinions.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 05:52:11 PM »

I used to use it, too, and liked it.  I can't use clay litters because the dust aggravates Cameo's asthma.  If they haven't changed the product, I'd like to see it sold in stores again.  (hint, hint)

ETA:  If they are marketing to some independent/smaller venues, perhaps I can talk to a couple of the small shops where I go.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 06:22:12 PM »

I used it too and it is the only litter I'm not allergic to. The non clumping litter has the consistency of regular clay litter and is virtually dust free with just a little paper dust in the bottom of the bag. When Thunder used the litter she didn't have any dust on her legs at all. The clumping litter is somewhat dusty but did not cause me too much problem with allergies. Both litters are not as heavy as clay litters which is great for me with my spine injury - I don't have to worry about hurting my back. I was very disappointed when Petsmart stopped carrying it. I don't know why the new company hasn't gotten it into one of the big pet stores. I really don't want to order direct because litter is a heavy product and the shipping cost is high. If I could buy it at a local store it would be the only litter I would use. The clay litter I'm using now makes both me and Storm sneeze!

If smaller stores are who they're marketing to, then Pet Food Express would be a good one to try. They love "green" products. They're only in the San Francisco bay area though.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 06:31:49 PM »

Ordered 30# non-scoopable, shipping included for $24.99.  World's Best 34# bag costs around $38.  I'm going to give it a try because my asthmatic cat has been having many episodes lately and I just saw dusty footprints across the dining table.  

Anyone know why it stopped being sold in stores?

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 06:40:23 PM »

The manufacturer, Kadant Grantek, decided to sell the pet litter part of it's business. Near as I can tell, sales stopped during this process. The buyer, For the Earth Corp, started marketing it online back in Feb 2009.

That's about all I could find online.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 06:43:15 PM »

For the Earth Corp. became the owner/manufacturer in 2007.
For the Earth is still using the same Wisconsin paper plant to manufacture now what the old owner had them manufacture before.

I forgot to mention that the 30# regular litter is $24.99 and that includes shipping!!!!

I ordered the 15# scoopable litter and that is $19.99 including shipping.

According to Laura, box stores did not market it well and often had their own "house brands" that they were more interested in selling.  Laura did say to me that she welcomed any suggestions from folks as to stores that she can contact to sell the product directly to consumers.

Here in NY a 34# bag of World's Best is $48.99 plus tax and me hauling it home......

Ned, if there is a local store for you, perhaps the store and their contacts can be given to Laura so she can introduce the Papurr to them for direct sale.  In our conversation, Laura stated that the retail cost would be reduced because the retailer would pay a small shipping fee for pallets of litter.

Actually, in my goofy house, a pallet of litter might be the way for me to go.

They also have an autoship program.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 06:58:31 PM »

By the way, Walmart sells a similar product called Fresh Results but the scent they put in it is so overwhelmingly disgusting that I haven't used it in the cat box! It is very low dust but the smell - yuck! I think it was about $8 for a 12 lb bag.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=13281275
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 07:00:22 PM »

They said scoopable comes in 30# - it does not.  Order corrected, I need scoopable.  Peg - $48 for WBCL?  Yipes!  

Peg!  How's Rufus?  I took Benji from his owner and although he loves her dearly, the decreased drama level in my house seems to serve him better.  He hasn't had an episode in one year!
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 07:10:17 PM »

Sofia, the folks who answer the calls need to get their act together.  I am sorry you ran into some difficulties with them.  Laura is aware of the troubles and has notified the "powers that be".

And yes $48 for WBCL....... Shocked

Such wonderful news about Benji and bless you for helping such a sweet boy.  It is truly amazing how stress and drama can cause so many issues.

Sofia thank you for thinking and asking of Rufus.  I am sorry to say that my sweet Rufus passed away in my arms at home on July1st, 2009.  He died from infectious anemia caused by a blood parasite, bartonella henselae.   Cry   Cry
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 07:37:03 PM »

Oh Peg, I'm so sorry.  I had no idea - not been to Itchmo in quite a while.

What a brave little orange boy he was.  (((hugs)))
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2010, 07:37:49 PM »

I know Sofia....we missed you......... Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 10:18:46 AM »

Welcome Laura to Itchmo. Peg spoke quite highly of you. (mainecoonpeg)
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2010, 10:20:13 AM »

Hi friends! Thank you so much for supporting PaPurr! I am working very hard to get this back in to retail for everyone. If you have any leads to feed and tack stores, retail outlets etc that might be interested in buying the product please let me know.

I am available via email at: laura@fortheearthcorp.com

please also visit our website www.papurr.com for retails locations and customer testimonials.

Thanks!
Laura
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