UPDATE: Woman Uses Pet Food Settlement Money To Help Other Pets Survive

A Kinston woman who lost her cat a few years ago to contaminated cat food has received hundreds of dollars in a settlement with the pet food company. We caught up with her to find out what she plans to do with that money.

Cynthia Carrano says as soon as she received the settlement money she knew exactly what she was going to do with it. She decided to buy pet food and donate it to the Lenoir County SPCA.

Today Carrano went shopping with one of the SPCA workers at Pet Sense in Kinston. She bought hundreds of dollars worth of cat, and dog food. That food was then loaded into trucks, and headed off to feed animals at the SPCA. Carrano says she was one of thousands of people involved in the class action lawsuit after her cat died after eating contaminated cat food. She has finally received the money years later from from Menu Food.

"I'm an animal lover and I wasn't going to take the loss of my pet to buy myself a new TV, I feel if I had to lose the pet the least I could do is take that money and help other animals," Cynthia Carrano

Pet Sense also gave Carrano a 30% discount when she bought the food there, So she could donate even more than she was originally expecting.

An eastern Carolina woman, who says her cat died from eating contaminated cat food, awaits a settlement from the lawsuit she filed.

Menu Foods announced Monday it will settle all lawsuits. Menu Foods pulled the food from shelves last year which may have led to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats.

Cynthia Carrano of Kinston believes her cat is one of those victims. Her lawyer received a letter informing them of the settlement.

Details of the settlement will be filed in federal court on May 1st. Once it is approved pet owners will be notified about how to make a claim.

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