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This contest is now closed. The entry deadline was 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Thank you to the 147 responsible pet caretakers who commented on this post and showed their love for their feline friends!

Siouxsie investigates the Tiniest Tiger Hipster Bag and the goodies within. Photo Copyright 2012 by JaneA Kelley, all rights reserved; use without permission is strictly prohibited.

Siouxsie approves of the loot in the Tiniest Tiger Hipster Bag. Photo © 2012 by JaneA Kelley

Is your cat spayed or neutered? Well, we’ve got a reward for you!

In honor of World Spay Day, the Paws and Effect Gang has decreed that I should offer responsible cat caretakers the opportunity to win a wonderful prize.

You may recall all the buzz about Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger, one of the gang’s favorite cat conservation advocates, and her appearance (along with celebrity cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy) at a super-special-secret pre-Oscars Red Carpet party last Wednesday. At that awesome soirée, Gracey was giving away swag bags to celebrities. But these were no ordinary swag bags! These were filled with tons of awesome cat goodies. And now you can have your chance to win one of these celebrity-grade reward packages, with a retail value of almost $250, for yourself.

The Tiniest Tiger’s hipster bag is a black cloth-lined shoulder bag with stencils of cats sewn into the quilting. That in itself would be awesome enough, but the bag is stuffed to the point of exploding with discount coupons, cat toys — including the legendary Tipsy Nip Tickle Pickle™ — bookmarks, and even a bottle of one of Jackson Galaxy’s Spirit Essences. (Oh yes, and, of course, there’s a Paws and Effect “Purr More, Hiss Less” bumper sticker in there, too!)

When I took my Tiniest Tiger hipster bag out of its zip-lock plastic bag to take this photo, Thomas and Siouxsie both ran to investigate the catnip-filled Cat’n Around toy. Seriously — I barely managed to get one picture taken before Thomas took off with the thing!

How can you get a chance to win? Just leave a comment on this post about when you had your beloved feline friend spayed or neutered. Hey, just because it’s World Spay Day doesn’t mean we’re going to leave the mancats out of the picture! After all, it takes two to tango, right? And of course, if your kitty was fixed when you adopted him or her, please feel free to say so.

You can leave your comment any time between now and Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On March 7, a random commenter will be chosen as the winner (I’ll use random.org to choose that lucky individual). When you make your comment, please be sure to use an e-mail address you check daily. If I don’t hear from you within 24 hours of the time I notify you, another winner will be chosen.

Oh, and guess what else? You don’t have to be an American kitty to win. This contest is open to cats (and their people) who live in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia!

Thanks, everybody — and good luck!