Hempstead, TX – Success comes in small packages. For Crazy K Farm Pet and Poultry Products – that package wraps something pink and purr-fect for cats. The Texas-based company has found a way to expand its already successful Kitty Holster line, and help save lives along the way. The color pink will soon be available, and a portion of their sales will be donated to organizations that fund breast cancer research and awareness.
“With the success of my mom-owned business comes the responsibility of giving back to the community, specifically to moms and other women,” Crazy K Farm owner Tobi Kosanke said. “To that end, Crazy K Farm is introducing a number of pink products. I can’t think of a better way to support women as a whole than to join the fight against breast cancer.”
Crazy K Farm is home to some 200 animals – nearly all rescues. One of Kosanke’s very first rescues was the furry feline that originally inspired this invention. Dr. Kosanke, an oil patch research geologist by trade, came up with the idea for her Kitty Holster® nearly 17 years ago. Over the years, she had tried a variety of harnesses on her cat, Kimba, who was rescued as a stray kitten while hanging out at an ice block business in California, and he absolutely hated them. After a number of designs, she came up with an ultra lightweight harness that he did not mind wearing.
Today, for $19.99, plus shipping and handling, all cat owners can safely take their kitties on the go. The holsters are comfortable, soft, and made of 100% washable cotton. They come in a variety of colors; denim, black, red bandana, patchwork quilt, leopard print and soon-to-be pink. The Kitty Holster even works with some pet seatbelts.
Kosanke, who once developed pet products as a hobby, found herself in business last year when she was faced with needing the funds to feed and care for all of her animals.
“Over the years my main hobby had been creating products to improve the quality of my animals’ lives,” Kosanke said. “When covering their feed and medical bills while staying home to care for my special needs daughter became impossible, I was inspired to form Crazy K Farm Pet and Poultry Products, LLC to manufacture and market my unique, patent-pending inventions.”
Crazy K Farm has quickly grown from its humble origins as a manufacturer of pre-paid, made-to-order items sold solely via Kosanke’s personal eBay account, to her products being manufactured by the tens of thousands and sold in stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Crazy K Farm was also a 2009 StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition double award-winning company.
“The company’s growth and success has been tremendous,” Kosanke said, “and I am thrilled to be able to donate 10% of the sales from our new pink Kitty Holsters to organizations that help save lives.”
For more information or to schedule an interview with Kosanke, please call (717) 676-8327, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Crazy K Farm
Crazy K Farm® is located in Hempstead, Texas approximately 45 miles northwest of Houston. Chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, goats and sheep are raised on the 35-acre working farm. The majority of the animals are rescues. Crazy K Farm® manufactures quality pet and poultry products including the patents-pending Hen Saver® hen apron, Avian Haven® hut for caged birds and Kitty Holster® cat harness. The company is a member of the Houston Better Business Bureau, and is in the process of becoming a woman-owned business through the Small Business Administration.