My small vacuum Cleaner won't pickup kitty litter sand. What should I purchase?

I have a small Hoover 12 amp w/power brush. Even using the extension hose won't help. I can clean any other part of my carpets. Any suggestions as to what kind of a vacuum cleaner I can get without blowing my budget to kingdom come? As far as categories are concerned, Household is as close as I can come. ... show more I have a small Hoover 12 amp w/power brush. Even using the extension hose won't help. I can clean any other part of my carpets. Any suggestions as to what kind of a vacuum cleaner I can get without blowing my budget to kingdom come? As far as categories are concerned, Household is as close as I can come. Pets & Cats which has been suggested doesn't really point to much about picking up sand, the main ingredient in kitty litter.
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