Tidy Cats Unveils Feline Design Winners

Contestants created projects to enhance cats' lives by inventing a new cat product or designing a special living space.

By Stephanie Brown | Posted: October, 5, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

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Ragdoll cat on litter cabinet
Rob Gaudio of Los Angeles won one of two grand prizes for his modern litter furniture in the Tidy Cat  Pet Projects Design Challenge.
Purina Tidy Cats today named Rob Gaudio of Los Angeles and Glenn Massie of Temecula, Calif., the two grand prize winners of its Pet Projects Design Challenge.

The contest invited cat owners to submit short videos showcasing how they have enhanced their cat’s lives by either inventing a new cat product or designing a special living space for their feline friend. The public and Candice Olson, host of HGTV’s Divine Design, helped select the winners.

“I am so impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of cat owners across America who are incorporating feline design into their homes to enhance their living spaces and quality of life with their cats,” said Olson. “It was a hard contest to judge, because we received so many good entries.”

Gaudino retrofitted a sleek cabinet into a litter station for his three cats. Massie create a nine-foot-tall cat tree that features tunnels, branches for perching and washable platform covers.

They each received a $10,000 cash award and a trip to New York to attend a special party with Olson where their innovative designs were showcased.

Eight runners-up each received $500 cash and had their designs displayed at the event. They are:
• Adrienne W. of Chicago;

• Bonnie A. of Lawrenceville, Ga.;

• Christopher T. of Houston;

• John S. of Leechburg, Pa.;

• Kari R. of Pendelton, Ind.;

• Maureen K. of Marshall, Minn.;

• Ruth B. of Vancouver, Wash.; and

• Walter B. of Grand Rapids, Mich.

All finalists received a one-year supply of Purina Tidy Cats brand cat litter.
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karen    cheektowaga, NY

10/22/2011 12:50:39 PM

Great !!!

Samantha    Mission, BC

10/10/2011 10:13:10 PM

Cool.

Shirley    Tucson, AZ

10/10/2011 10:13:39 AM

Congratulations to the winners.

Pat    Omaha, NE

10/7/2011 6:13:19 AM

I'd like to see the climbing tree!

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