Door County Humane Society One of 4 Finalists For Purina Award

Film Crew in Sturgeon Bay on August 16 to Capture Story of Pudding the Cat for “Tales of Greatness.”

Pudding the Cat for “Tales of Greatness

Door County Humane Society’s Carrie Counihan, Amy Jung and Pudding the Cat for “Tales of Greatness”

When the large orange cat named Pudding was adopted in February 2012 from the Door County Humane Society, no one knew that within 12 hours he would be hailed as a hero cat, saving his owner’s life during a diabetic seizure. Now Nestle Purina has come calling to tell the story in a 2-minute video that could provide thousands of pet meals for hundreds of homeless animals.

Amy went into distress late the same evening she brought 20-lb. Pudding home from the shelter. He sensed her problem and aroused her enough that her son could be summoned. Pudding has continued to be on alert when Amy’s blood sugar drops too low.

DCHS Executive Director Carrie Counihan submitted the story of Pudding racing to save new adopter Amy Jung from her diabetic seizure. The Purina ProPlan Rally to the Rescue team called Counihan to let her know Pudding’s story had made the finals in its “Tales of Greatness” search for animal-related heroics.

On August 16, a film team arrived at DC Floral on Madison Street, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. This is Amy Jung’s workplace and Pudding’s second home. Carrie, Amy, and Pudding spent the day with the film crew, shooting video that will be edited down to two minutes. The Pudding video and its three competitors from other rescue organizations will debut on Monday, September 10. The public will be invited to watch all four uplifting videos, and vote for their favorite via social media through Oct. 26. The winner will be announced at the 2012 Kennel Club of Philadelphia show in late November. At stake is $5,000 in Purina ProPlan pet food.

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