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Uber Offers to Bring Kittens to Your Office Today

We eagerly await a competing Hailo promotion, starring puppies.
Use Uber or the kitten gets it. (Photo: Uber)

Use Uber or the kitten gets it. (Photo: Uber)

Just how many employees has Uber dedicated to dreaming up PR stunts? It seems there’s a new one every two weeks. This time, the company wants to ply you with kittens in honor of National Cat Day.

The startup has partnered with Cheezburger on “I Can Has Uber Kittens.” For $20, you can order up a kitten for 15 minutes of playtime, as long as you’re in New York, San Francisco or Seattle. For maximum tweeness, you’ll also receive a basket of “unique designer cupcakes” from Ace of Cakes.

All proceeds go to local shelters, and in fact each of the kittens is adoptable, if you feel compelled to whisk them away from their promotional duties. Kittens are available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. today. Please note: “Demand will be high and access to on-demand kittens will be limited.”

Alternatively, if you are this starved for feline affection, you could also consider volunteering at the ASPCA, which is free.

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