What’s Mew at Catster: May 2023 Events

Interested in cat celebrations this month? We’ve found a few fun May cat activities to check out this month.

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May 2023 Pawlidays

All Month Long:

Pet Month

Chip Your Pet Month


7-13: Be Kind to Animals Week

7-13: Pet Week


3: Specially Abled Pet’s Day

8: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

Learn how to help community cats in your neighborhood. Photogrpahy ©Dovapi | Getty Images.

1: TNR Certification Workshop

If you’re ready to be part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood, check out the Community Cats Podcast’s Trap-Neuter-Return Certification Workshop, which helps people learn how to help lost, abandoned or homeless cats and kittens, as well as implement TNR in their community. Presented in partnership with Neighborhood Cats, the workshop takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. EST, and registration costs $10. All experience levels are welcome. Learn more about the workshop here.

A cat stretching and looking confused.
A cat stretching. Photography © MihailUlianikov | iStock.

4: Cats N’ Mats Yoga Night

Relax, unwind and help cats. Class is for all levels – just bring a mat and a love for cats. Curious kitties meander around during the class while you get your stretch on. One-hundred percent of proceeds help cats in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more at tenthlifecats.org.

6-7: CFA Cat Show – Georgia

Rebel Rousers Cat Club and Ocicats International present What a Way to Start the season, a CFA show featuring eight Allbreed, two Specialty, 10 Household Pet rings, plus Agility. Takes place at Gwinnet County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Learn more here.

6-7: CFA Cat Show – New Hampshire

Seacoast Cat Club presents The Early Bird Gets the Worm CFA cat show, featuring more than 200 cats in eight Allbreed rings, two Specialty rings and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Everett Arena in Concord, New Hampshire. Learn more here.

6-7: TICA Cat Show – Illinois

Great Lakes Friends of Felines presents Raining Cats and Dogs, a TICA show featuring more than 100 cats. Takes place at the Centre at North Park in Franklin Park, Illinois. Learn more here.

A Persian kitten was one of the prize winners in 1871 at the world’s first cat show, held at the Crystal Palace in London. At the time, they were listed as French Persian (Angora) cats. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.
Meet gorgeous breeds at this CFA-sponsored cat show. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.

13: CFA Cat Show – Michigan

Anthony Wayne Cat Fanciers Inc. presents its 46th Annual Allbreed CFA Cat Show, featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed, one Specialty and six Household Pet rings. Takes place at Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more here.

17: Surrender Prevention Workshop

Community Cats Podcast is teaming up with renowned cat behaviorist Dr. Rachel Gellar to present a new certification workshop designed to keep more cats and families together. The workshop will help anyone on the front lines of animal shelters or rescues who routinely work with families thinking of surrendering their cat for behavior reasons. The workshop takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. EST and costs $10. Learn more here.

20: TNR Workshop

Community Cats Podcast teams up with Neighborhood Cats to bring you a brand-new webinar to maximize success when working with outdoor cats. “Targeted TNR & Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck” will discuss how targeted TNR programs can have a greater impact on reducing the population of free-roaming cats in a community than spay/neuter alone. The webinar takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. EST and is free to anyone interested in learning more about targeted TNR or helping outdoor cats. Register here.

20: Wild in the Country 2023

This fundraiser supports rescued big cats and bears for the Lions, Tigers and Bears Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue in San Diego County. Learn more here.

20: CFA Cat Show – Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Cat Club presents Catch a Dream, a CFA show featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed rings, one Specialty ring and one Household Pet ring. Takes place at Payne County Expo Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Learn more here.

20: CFA Cat Show – Indiana

World Wide Feline Fanciers presents World Wide Cat Entertainment, a CFA show featuring more than 100 cats. Takes place at Agner Hall, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Learn more here.

20-21: CFA Cat Show – Pennsylvania

National Birman Fanciers presents Birman Spring Fling, a CFA show featuring more than 200 cats in eight Allbreed and to Specialty rings. Takes place at Morgantown Center in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

27: CFA Cat Show – Arizona

Superstition Cat Fanciers Inc. presents Remember Them All, a CFA-licensed Allbreed and Household Pet show. Takes place at El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more here.

27-28: Edmonton International Cat Fest

Started in 2014 as the first festival of its kind in Canada, this event brings cat lovers together to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for rescues. An in-person event takes place Saturday; a virtual event is on Sunday. Learn more at edmontoncatfest.com.

27-28: TICA Cat Show – Oklahoma

KansasKatz Cat Club presents its first annual Purebred and Household Pet Cat Show. Sponsored by TICA, the show will feature up to 100 cats in an alternative format. Takes place at Blackwell Event Center in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Learn more here.

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