Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help the Mississippi Animal Rescue League

I went there last Saturday and they are pretty low on food right now. I know other websites support them and ask for their readers to donate food to the MARL but I'm going to go one step further. If you go to Briarwood Pet Store and buy dog or cat food and tell them it is for the MARL, they will hold it until I come by there and deliver it to MARL. They sell Natural Balance (which they need for dogs that undergo surgeries), Science, and Iams. It can be a 5, 15, 0r 30 lb bag, doesn't matter. Just spend 5-10 bucks on some pet food and I'll take care of the rest. They are open until 5:30 during the week and 5:00 on Saturdays. Its asking alot for many of you to drive 30 minutes or so to the MARL so I'll make it easy on ya. Help the MARL and stop by Briarwood on Canton Mart Road (next to Hickory Pit).

Update:
If you live out in Madison area, Bill at Snooty Pooch said you can get it from him for the same deal. In fact, you can call there and use your credit card over the phone and he will hold the pet food for me to pick up and deliver. He sells Wellness, Eaglepack, and Merrick lines. Some of these brands seem more expensive than what you see at Kroger but since they are higher quality, they last much longer so it evens out in the long run. When the pet gets full, he stays full and isn't hungry again a few hours later. Most of the blends are also allergy-free formulas. Just tell him it is for MARL.

Go buy some dog food folks. 10 bucks for a 5lb bag isn't much money to spend but will help quite a few cats and dogs. Skip the coffee at Cups or that six-pack of beer for one day. ;-)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't want us to buy it at that Pooch place?

Kingfish said...

I'm going to call him and ask him if he'll do that. Briarwood is where I normally go as I use NB for my dog. He's on a real strict diet of NB sweet potato and fish. They said they would so I put them up.

Anonymous said...

What is your drop dead date to get over there? Can't get there today.

Kingfish said...

No deadline. Lets say through the end of the month. I go to Briarwood every single week so its not like its anything extra for me to do.

stilettoGOP said...

EXCELLENT idea!

Thank you, SO much for doing this.

And it's a great time for people to run by and do it, too. Lots of people off work, out of school, etc.

You are the bestest! Will stop by in the next day or so and buy some. Thank you again!!

Anonymous said...

That is one pampered dog KF. Didn't understand why until recently when I was scanning the C-L classifieds and read where someone was offering Lebensborn quality pups like yours for $2000 each. There wasn't a single other pup offering, any breed, above $900.

Damn dude, you must be loaded.

Kingfish said...

You can find good deals on Cavaliers if you are patient. I just rescued one from a puppy mill in Arkansas for $50. Also got another one for free a few months ago. I didn't pay anywhere close to a thousand for Louis XIV. Problems with Cavaliers is you have to go out of state as there are few breeders in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Listen Kingfish. I'm into felines. Pussys and cats. So your premise is that if I feed my cats higher quality food it will be a wash because they'll need less volume? Don't bother answering about what to feed the Pussys. I've got that figured out. ;)

Kingfish said...

I am merely saying some people freak when they see a five pound bag costing fifteen dollars when the purina crap is half the price and don't know that it evens out in the long run as the higher priced one lasts longer.

Barbara said...

I have a two year old cat with respiratory problems that would not respond to antibiotics. After reading KF's blog about NB pet food, I got a bag the very next day. Within 4 days the problem was gone! Have been using it for 4-5 weeks now, and wouldn't care what the cost was. Kf, you're the best for sharing all your info. I appreciate it!

Kaptain Kangaroo said...

As a Kangaroo fan, I'm an very aware of rescuing dogs. Beagles are my passion to save given the continued throw away mentality of their owners. I must say you ALWAYS get what you pay for with anything in life. If you take the time personally to buy food that is NOT processed in your own life you will find that food will last longer. As a lifelong consumer products salesman I am keenly aware of shelf life. Here's a real simple one, buy organic milk, it lasts for at a minimum a month. You would buy 3 in that time if you buy processed. Test it yourself. I'm not a nutbag for buying organic, but, with milk, I'm right on. More to follow in the future....btw, my 5 guys opinion seemed to resonate.

Kaptain Kangaroo said...

Oh yeah, and, well, these guys wouldn't be giving high kudos without knowing that in the end, the dog is healthier. Decide for yourself. Try it. What do you have to lose when your dog is healthier and your dog food budget is no different?

Kingfish said...

When I buy milk it lasts about two days as I drink so much of it. Doesn't matter if its organic.

Kaptain Kangaroo said...

Fair enough...I don't drink that much milk...but the Roos doo....

Anonymous said...

Doesn't MARL get discounts for buying in bulk?

Kingfish said...

Some but they are still very short and well, alot of people are more comfortable donating the food itself than just writing them a check. They are also ASKING for dog food donations, not money to buy it.

The Butterknife said...

Expensive foods ARE better. They have less junk fillers (hint: Melamine) so they fill up the animals longer and they POOP less. With two cats, pooping less is a lifetime goal of mine.

I agree with the organic milk comment. We don't drink a hell of a lot of milk in my house so an organic gallon is worth the extra money for the extra three to four weeks it is good.

Fish-you don't mind drinking all the hormones, antibiotics and pus that fill up regular old milk? :) Totally gross!!

Anonymous said...

I buy Blue Buffalo for my fur babies. I refuse to buy anything else. I can really tell a difference.

stilettoGOP said...

Kapt,

you're a beagle-'roo??? I am too!!

I have a beagle baby. Is the LOVE of my LIFE. Sleeps on my shoulder every night. They are the SWEETEST. Smart...loyal...just want to please. I can't imagine anyone could consider them disposable..? Have they seen their fwoppy ears? their eyes, and little hound feet??

I don't want to hear the horror stories, would break my heart. All I know is, it's hard to beat a beagle. Mine is the BEST dog I've ever had.*

*should also note I have a lab who i love very much, too. ((enter guilt here))

Kingfish said...

Blue Buffalo is good. If I was going to recommend something at petsmart, that would be it.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish: It's been a tough week. So, to greet Friday post a photo of a nice dog or cute babe. BTW, good job on Kim Wade's program yesterday.

Anonymous said...

There are no pics of babes on this blog anymore. Only animals.

Kingfish said...

Several bags have been donated. Thanks and everyone please pitch in.

Kingfish said...

Tried the organic milk tonight. Seemed like it had a better taste to it.

Kaptain Kangaroo said...

Organic milk doesn't contain hormones, so it will help prevent, Man-Boobs. So in a sense, you can mark that concern off the list.

Now if you want another recommendation, buy the more expensive free-range, hormone free, eggs. You will never buy the cheap ones again. They contain a much higher level of protein, so, you don't need to eat as much and they taste phenomenal. And, you will be less likely to develop feathers from the drugs they give them.

Kingfish said...

Funny. vewwy funny. I had an unopened bottle of the regular milk so I ran a little taste test. Seems the organic version had a fuller flavor to it. As for eggs, no thanks. Don't eat eggs. Yuk.

Anonymous said...

Surprised you didn't delete "Anonymous's" comment about the P****ys (sic).
I forgot my user ID and password.
Grandma

Anonymous said...

Oops! I made a typo.
Delete "anonymous's"
Change to the quotes by "Anonymous"
Grandma
I'll send MARL a check thanks to you.

Anonymous said...

Bought a large bad of science diet dog food yesterday at Briarwood. I hope that is not too late

Kingfish said...

Will be running by there every week through the end of the month so its not too late.

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