Imperial Cat strives to enhance the lives of all cats – including the millions of cats awaiting forever homes in animal shelters and foster homes nationwide. For that reason, we offer the following programs : Coupons for Free Scratch Pads
Imperial Cat provides animal welfare organizations with coupons to include in adoption packets that may be redeemed for a free Cat Claws scratching pad. At redemption, the adopter pays $4.95 S&H, which is discounted off our standard shipping charge of $7.50 on orders under $25.00 (this equals a total savings of $10.50). Since 1995, we have shipped more than 70,000 scratch pads to adopters! If your organization would like to receive these coupons, call 1-800-783-0977 and ask to speak with the Shelter Outreach department or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to order these.
This program mutually benefits shelters, adopters, cats and our company in the following ways:
Provides an incentive to prospective adopters which encourages adoptions
Provides cats an appropriate place to scratch in their new home, allowing them to:
mark their new territory- making it look and smell like home sweet home- without destroying the sofa!
relieve any stress or anxiety they may feel while adjusting to their new surroundings
keep their claws honed, healthy and intact- scratch pads offer a humane alternative to declawing
Provides cat owners with an effective tool in the battle against destructive cat scratching behaviors which:
protects their home furnishings from offensive scratch marks
reduces the likeliness of the cat being “returned” for bad behavior
Provides our small business the opportunity to earn new customers
Before ordering these coupons, please determine approximately how many cats you adopt out yearly. Then, you may either send an email to email@example.com with the quantity needed and your mailing address, or you may call 1-800-783-0977 and ask for the Imperial Cat Shelter Program (we are in the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday to Friday). Anytime you run out of coupons, just let us know and we’ll send out another year’s supply!
Adopt-a-Cat Scratch ‘n Bits
Scratch ‘n Bits for Cages are extremely affordable scratching pads that are the purr-fect size for shelter cages. Scratching allows cats to stretch and tone their muscles & it helps alleviate stress -- two things caged cats can really benefit from! We recommend sending the Scratch ‘n Bit home with the cat when it gets adopted ’Äì this will give the cat comfort to have something that “belongs” to them in their new home and will also help prevent the cat from scratching on their new owner’s furniture until they are able to replace it with a full size scratcher.
The smaller Scratch ‘n Bits feature cute graphics or “Adopt Me” logos to attract the attention of prospective adopters, and are extremely low cost at 75 to 85 cents per piece (a price that covers our material, labor and packaging expenses only ’Äì we do not manufacture these for profit). Most of these pieces are repurposed from scrap produced when we manufacture our different types of Scratch ‘n Shapes, and for that reason, the sizes and shapes vary depending on what we have available. For shelters with Cat Rooms and Foster Homes, we also have larger Scratch ‘n Bits available, as well as full size “Grade B” Scratch ‘n Shapes, which are scratchers that don’t quite make the cut for retail sale, but are still 100% scratchable! These scratchers are available at a heavily discounted price of 50% off wholesale or more. Please contact us for availability of Grade B pieces, and we can give you an idea of what we have available, and if there’s something in particular you’re looking for (like one of our Giant Scratch ‘n Shapes), we can put your name on a waitlist for that shape and notify you if one becomes available. To order Scratch 'n Bits for your shelter CLICK HERE.
To get donations of Scratch ‘n Bits, you may direct your supporters to http://www.imperialcat.com/adoptacat.php From this page, they can order cases of Scratch ‘n Bits for $25-$30 with free shipping (there are 3 options available with the different size pieces). We are also in the process of adding a bulk cat toy option to this page, which will allow supporters to donate toys at prices well below what they would pay in stores. This link may be shared on Petfinder, Facebook, Twitter, in newsletters, or on your website, just be sure to provide a Fed Ex deliverable address with each posting, as we will ship the order direct to you and they will need that information when ordering.¬ÝWith each order, we will include a letter that acknowledges the person who made the donation and the total value.
10% Discount Off Wholesale
We manufacture and distribute a wide selection of cat products including: litter accessories, toys, treats, scratchers, cleaning products and more! We have no minimum order and we don’t require our products to be ordered in case quantities. We also offer 501(c)(3) organizations a 10% discount off our wholesale pricelist. For veterinary clinics and other rescues without this status, you may still purchase from us at the wholesale cost.
We have some adorable toys in counter top display tubs that are an easy way to raise a few extra bucks without taking up a lot of space (as long as you can keep the cats out of them!). To view our product selection, click the product links along the left hand side of this page. If placing an order for foster homes, we recommend consolidating the order into one shipping address to save on shipping costs. Please note - the 10% non profit discount will not show up in the shopping cart. To ensure you receive the discount, make sure we have a copy of your status on file, and you can note "Non Profit Discount" in the comments field at checkout. Product Donations & Charity Events
We receive hundreds of requests for product donations yearly and regret that we are unable to accommodate every need, which is why we developed the above programs. However,if you are hosting a charitable event and are looking for a product donation for a silent auction/raffle, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details of the event and we will give it consideration.