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Author Topic: Donate it or try it again?  (Read 1626 times)
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« on: November 03, 2008, 06:18:24 PM »

As many of you might know, I made a big order online and had many brands of wet food imported to where I live in Japan.

We've pretty much gone through one can of each of the rainbow of brands and flavors, much of it going into the toilet.   Tongue


I have 1-2 cans of each brand/flavor still in stock (and I bought a lot of different things, so I have a lot of cans).  The cans are still good for a couple years.


Should I go through the lot again to see if the second time around might be a hit?  Or do you think it would be better used by donating to a shelter? 

In one way, I'd love to find a canned my guys would like other than Evo canned,...and in another way, I hate the thought of flushing away good food when there are so many kitties who are going without.

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 06:20:37 PM »

Rather than open more and then find out they still do not want it, donating it to an animal shelter would be the best christmas gift you could give those in need.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 06:22:06 PM »

Hmmm, I've done both.  But most often I have donated it.  Sometimes I try a refused food again awhile later and they will eat it, but usually it is from a different lot.

Your situation may be different, however, because you have to order it and pay all that shipping.  I can see why you'd have a hard time deciding.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 06:38:52 PM »

Maybe keep 1 of the brands you have 2 cans of for a lter try,and donate the rest ? That way you won't be out the $ for all of it & less waste if they still won't eat it.Usually they won't eat another can of the same date they have refused though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 09:20:07 PM »

Personally I would donate it if they are all from the same lot. I've never had success with food from the same that was  refused once, especially if it was refused even with freeze dried chicken sprinkled on top. different lots sometimes there is success, and sometimes they refuse what they previously liked for mysterious reasons.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 03:48:38 AM »

Thanks very much for your thoughts.

Yes, I think I'll keep one can each of the ones that had some promise and donate the rest.
 

I feel good donating, even though it cost a bunch to have sent over here, so it's a win/win situation.

Cheesy

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