Looking for a way to fête our feline friends in April? Whether it’s a month-long celebration or night out that cat lovers are sure to enjoy, we’ve compiled a list of April 2018 cat events to check out.
Although the ASPCA and animal lovers work year-round to prevent cruelty to animals, April is designated as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month to help raise awareness about this serious issue. Here are just a few ways you can help:
This month is the perfect opportunity to brush up on information to keep your pets safe and healthy.
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If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out this one-night-only production of Hamilton’s Cats, with 100 percent of sales going to Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a nonprofit organization that rescues, spays/neuters, socializes and finds homes for feral kittens while providing outreach, education and trap-neuter-return services in the Los Angeles area.
Fred Willard (Modern Family), Emily Deschanel (Bones), Wendi McClendon Covey (The Goldbergs), Mindy Sterling (Con Man), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Nicole Sullivan (Black-ish), Bethany Joy Lenz (Dexter), Elaine Hendrix (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), Carla Jimenez (The Mick), Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars), Lori Alan (Sponge Bob Square Pants), Maiara Walsh (Switched at Birth) tell the story of a small-town cat rescue that decides to put on the musical Cats as a fundraiser for their organization. Sadly, no one is interested until they discover Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to attend — and now everyone wants in on the action!
The event takes place at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now for the all-ages event. Prices range from $80 to $175 and are tax deductible. Catstravaganza tickets include the after party, as well as the show.
You’ll enjoy entertainment, games, prizes, a DJ, open bar, tapas, treats and a live band, plus a star-studded performance!
For more information about the event, visit kittybungalow.ticketspice.com/catstravaganza.
To learn more about Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, visit kittybungalow.org.
Find lots of felines and other furry — and non-furry — friends in Costa Mesa, California, at this three-day expo. Feline-specific events include a cat agility demonstration, cat breed show, cat adoptions and new cat products. Get more information at petexpooc.org.
Give your cat a good brushing in celebration of this cat observance. Provide your kitty with a special hairball diet or keep her mentally and physically engaged if she’s over grooming because she’s bored. If your kitty has hairball problems, read this helpful article about hairballs on Catster.com
If you love big cats, you’ll really love the Spring Twilight Tour hosted by EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center — a nonprofit home to more than 70 of the world’s most endangered felines. See wild cats when they’re more active, and check out parts of the compound that aren’t open during the day. This one-day-only event in Rosamond, California, is for adults 18 and over and costs $20, from 5 p.m. until dark. Enjoy barbecue, a bake sale and other surprises. Take lots of photos of leopards, jaguars and tigers (like Caesar pictured here) and more. Learn more at wildcatzoo.org.
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