Cutest,  "The Cutest Kitty"
died 3/29/07
16 yrs old

Class Action Law Firm:
Blim & Edelson LLC, Chicago

"The death toll is expected to eventually reach 14,000."

Courtesy ABC News
"By the end of March, veterinary organizations reported more than 100 pet deaths amongst nearly 500 cases of kidney failure, and experts expected the death toll to number in the thousands, with one online database already self-reporting as many as 3,600 deaths as of April 11.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received reports of approximately 8500 animal deaths, including at least 1950 cats and 2200 dogs who have died after eating contaminated food, but have only confirmed 14 cases in part because there is no centralized government records database of animal sickness or death in the United States as there are with humans (such as the Centers for Disease Control)" - Pet Food Crisis (continually updated)

"For weeks, the FDA stuck by its story that only 16 deaths had resulted from the contaminated food. On May 3, they amended the numbers upward and announced that that they have received 17,000 reports of illness and death, including 1,950 dead cats and 2,200 dogs. The death toll is expected to eventually reach 14,000."
Blowing the lid off the pet food industry
Fauquier Times-Democrat, VA - May 10, 2007

The FDA has received about 10000 complaints about pet food nationwide.
Pet food concerns real in River Falls
River Falls Journal (subscription), WI - May 10, 2007

About 8,500 complaints of related pet deaths have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the first part of May, 2007, but the agency said that only 16 deaths of cats and dogs have been confirmed.

Pet food recall widens amid cross-contamination (May 4)

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FDA Expands Alert Due to More Cat and Dog Deaths  (May 2)
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(Apr 28)
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ABC NEWS- March 20, 2007

Melamine suspected of killing hundreds of US pets (May 2)
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