Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun March 2021 cat events.
NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out.
All month: National Nutrition Month
Through March 31: Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest
Vet Set Go — the first and only community dedicated to aspiring teen and tween veterinarians — together with Merck Animal Health, are helping students pursue their dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Sixth- through eighth-grade students are invited to enter the fifth annual Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2021.” The online essay contest — which starts today — provides the students a chance to win a coveted spot at Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from July 11-16, 2021 at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Three students will be awarded a prize package that includes camp tuition and room and board at the Auburn Junior Veterinary Camp in Auburn, Alabama. For more information, visit vetsetgo.com.
7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week
Started in 1995 by Pet Sitters International, Professional Pet Sitters Week honors professional pet-care providers who offer quality, dependable care to clients’ pets; educates the pet-owning public about the advantages of professional in-home pet care; and encourages pet-loving entrepreneurs to explore pet sitting as a career. This is a great time to give your pet sitter an extra thank you! Follow the week on social media with the hashtag #nationalprofessionalpetsittersweek or #petsitting.
March 12, 2021: Universal Studios Hollywood Premieres Taste of Universal & The Secret Life of Pets: Off Leash Attraction Shop
Universal Studios Hollywood will take its first step in re-opening with the introduction of “Taste of Universal,” a fun and lively outdoor dining and shopping experience that takes place within select themed lands Friday through Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m. (Rides, shows and attractions won’t be operational during this experience.) Guests can also preview The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash attraction shop The Pets Store, which contains favorite The Secret Life of Pets-themed goodies. Minion Way and Pets Place perpendicular streets, which are located adjacent to Illumination’s Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the all-new The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash ride, will take guests on a stroll through the film’s New York City streets as they explore the themed environment. Among the park’s shopping options is The Animation Store, home to Hello Kitty and her friends from Sanrio. Physically distanced photo opportunities with some favorite characters will offer guests the chance to reconnect with Universal Studios Hollywood. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit universalstudioshollywood.com.
21-27: Animal Poison Prevention Week
This week focuses on educating pet parents on what can poison their pets, identifying the signs of poisoning and how to prevent it. It’s a good time to remember the springtime dangers of poisonous materials like plants, herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides. The ASCPCA lists many household products, foods and plants that can be toxic to pets. Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control website for information on how to keep your pet safe.
28: Respect Your Cat Day
Obviously, we respect our cats every day, but today is a great day to celebrate you and your feline friend and acknowledge all the “hard work your cat puts into being your loyal bestie!
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