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

Interested in fun cat events going on near you? We’ve found a few ways to celebrate felines in September!

Annie Butler Shirreffs  |  Aug 31st 2017


Looking for some fun cat-related things to do this fall? Try out these fun September 2017 cat events:

All Month Long: September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month

A brown tabby cat looking up.

Photography by ADogsLifePhoto/Thinkstock.

Created by the CATalyst Council to spread awareness about our cats’ health, welfare and the importance of their presence in our lives, this month-long observation is all about cats. Visit catalystcouncil.org to see how you and your cat can celebrate.

Tuesday, September 5 – Saturday, October 28: On the Prowl

Eugene Delatre, Portrait of Huysmans, From L’Estampe Originale, Album V1, 1984; Color Etching on Paper, Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers; Museum Purchase. Photography by Peter Jacobs, courtesy DelatreZimmerli.

Eugene Delatre, Portrait of Huysmans, From L’Estampe Originale, Album VI, 1894; Color Etching on Paper, Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers; Museum Purchase. Photography by Peter Jacobs.

If you’re looking for some feline culture, don’t miss the On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum. This distinguished university-based museum is at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. And check out the companion exhibit, Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children’s Literature, which is on view through June 24, 2018. Visit zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu for more information.

Saturday, September 16: Yoga with Cats

Photography courtesy Yoga With Cats.

Photography courtesy Yoga With Cats.

Join yoga instructor Matt Turner and some adoptable feline friends for stretching and stress relief. At 10 a.m., namaste on down to SICSA Pet Adoption Center in Kettering, Ohio. If you can’t make this particular date, Yoga with Cats is offered every third Saturday of the month. Get more details at sicsa.org/events.

Sunday, September 24: 12th Annual Cat Caper 5K

Photography courtesy CatCaper5K.

Photography courtesy Cat Caper 5K.

Get ready, get set and go run in the 12th Annual Cat Caper 5K benefiting the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, Ohio. The event at the Griggs Reservoir starts at 9 a.m., following a Kids Fun Run at 8:30. There will also be a pancake breakfast, vendors and raffles, plus awards for top runners, walkers and age-group winners. Get more info at runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/CatCaper5K or catwelfareassoc.org.

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.