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What’s Mew at Catster: Don’t Miss These October 2017 Cat Events

Interested in fun cat events going on near you? We've found a few fun October 2017 cat events to check out this month!

Annie Butler Shirreffs  |  Oct 1st 2017


Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in October? Here are some October 2017 cat events to check out!

Sunday, October 1: Tuck Into Familiar Motives 

Familiar Motives book.

Familiar Motives by Delia James.

Looking for a spooky good read? Just in time for Halloween, you’ll find murder and celebrity cat-napping in Familiar Motives, the third in the Witch’s Cat Mystery Series by Delia James. Have fun sleuthing with good witch and artist Annabelle Britton and her smoky gray feline familiar, Alistair. Published by Berkley Prime Crime.

Saturday, October 14: Paw It Forward NYC 2017

This fundraiser for cats started in 2015 as a way to get the humans behind Instagram-famous cats together in real life. Now in its third year, the event has raised over $10,000 for cat charities. The ticket price includes: a goodie bag, three-hour open bar with cat-themed drinks and raffle tickets. Best of all, 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales, raffle sales and donations will benefit KittyKind, a no-kill, nonprofit, all-volunteer rescue group in New York City. For more information, visit pawitforward.nyc.

Monday, October 16: Global Cat Day

Global Cat Day.

Global Cat Day.

This year, Alley Cat Allies breaks down all borders to its National Feral Cat Day by changing it to Global Cat Day. On this day, we ask all dedicated cat parents to act on behalf of all kitties — especially our community cat feline friends. For more information, visit alleycat.org.

Sunday, October  29: National Cat Day

Give your cat some extra skritches today. National Cat Day was founded to create awareness about the number of cats that need to be rescued every year. And it encourages cat parents to celebrate the cats in our lives — not that we need much more encouraging!

Tuesday, October 31: Halloween!

A lion Halloween cat costume by Meowingtons.

A Halloween lion cat costume by Meowingtons.

Most cats aren’t too keen on wearing costumes. Still, there are always those cats who really don’t mind. If you have one of those easygoing felines, a quick photo op of him all dressed up can be fun for both of you. How about making him a furrocious lion with a cute lion headpiece? It’s easy to slip on, take a quick pic and slip off — and it’ll make a great post on your cat’s Instagram page! Get the Lion Cat and other cute costumes at meowingtons.com.

Stay tuned for more from Senior Editor Annie Butler Shirreffs on Catster.com’s What’s Mew at Catster column and on social media with #WhatsMewatCatster.