All Pettie winners received $1000 from DogTime Media, to be donated to a shelter or rescue group of our choice. I chose to split my prize money between Casey’s House and Kitten Associates.
I wanted to give Cindy Ingram, the founder of Casey’s House, the $500 check in person, so this past weekend, I met her at the Petco in Leesburg, VA, where Casey’s House holds adoption events every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. Cindy will always have a special place in my heart because she rescued Buckley from a farm in southwestern Virginia, where she and about twenty other cats were kept in marginal living conditions. If it wasn’t for Cindy, I might never have met my lifechanging little cat.Continue Reading