Spring is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month, here are some fun March 2020 cat events.
All Year: CatVideoFest
CatVideoFest2020 is coming to a theater near you. Get your claws in this compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless submissions, sourced animations, music videos and classics from the internet. And it’s for a good cause – CatVideoFest raises money and awareness for cats in need around the world, with a percentage of the proceeds from each event going to local cat charities. A listing of theaters, dates and times can be found at catvideofest.com.
March 7-8: The Long Island Pet Expo
Cats, dogs, birds, bunnies, reptiles and pet lovers of all ages are heading to this annual pet event taking place in Suffolk Community College Expo Center in Brentwood, New York. The International Cat Association (TICA) will be there with cat breed information and lots of beautiful cats. Looking to adopt? Adoption groups will have adoptable cats, plus you can shop for the latest cat products from the pet product exhibitors. Find times, tickets and schedule information at familypetshows.com.
March 12-15: Atlanta Pet Fair and Conference
For pet service professionals looking for more education, certifications, products and connections, the Southeast’s largest professional pet show is for you, taking place at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia. The four days are filled with education seminars, the latest pet products, pet PR classes, grooming contests and a networking reception. Get full show info at atlantapetfair.com.
March 13-15: Annual All About Cats Expo
The All About Cats Expo takes place during the 25thAnnual Columbus Pet Expo at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. See pet competition shows, pet product vendors and rescue groups – plenty to entertain you and your pet-loving family. Animals include cats (of course!), dogs, birds, bunnies, fish and more. The expo is in conjunction with the TICA All-Breed and Household Pet Cat Show. There will be seven rings with seating to watch inside the Ohio Building. Latest info is at allaboutcatsexpo.com and columbuspetexpo.com.
March 14: Pup Plaza Microchip Event
Whether you have a cat or dog, stop by Pup Plaza in San Jose, California, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to have your pet microchipped. For $20 (including insertion and registration), get peace of mind knowing that your pet has permanent identification. Bring all pets on leash or in a carrier. Walk-ins are welcome. Did you know that cats are 20 times more likely to be reunited with their families when microchipped? Pup Plaza is in the Cambrian Park Plaza shopping center at 14408 Union Ave. For more information, visit svpetproject.org/info/events.
March 20-22: Chicagoland Family Pet Expo
In its 28thyear, this family pet expo has more than 200 exhibits of pet-related products and services. Of course, you’ll get hands-on fun with lots of cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and small critters through the many demonstrations, presentations, breed clubs and rescue groups. It all takes place at the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Get more information at petchicago.com.
March 21: Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club’s Annual Cat Show
Take the opportunity to see lots of different cats breeds (everything from Abyssinians to Siberians) at Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club’s 46thAnnual Cat Show. Along with purebreds, there is also a special category for household pets. And don’t miss the vendors – you’ll find all kinds of gift and cat-related items like scratching posts, toys and jewelry. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption, and several rescue groups will be participating, including Cat Haven, CAWWS and Cara’s House. The show takes place at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzalez, Louisiana, and is sponsored by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). Get more info at the club’s Facebook page.
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