Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in November? Here are some fun November 2019 cat events.
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Through Jan. 2, 2020: Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays
Start the holiday season off by joining in this annual, three-month pet-adoption campaign dedicated to placing orphaned pets into happy, loving homes. Started by Helen Woodward Animal Center, working along with thousands of partner animal organizations from around the world, this program educates the public about the importance of choosing pet adoption over supporting puppy mills and backyard breeders. Through this collective group of more than 4,000 pet adoption agencies, facilities and rescue groups, this campaign has become the largest pet adoption campaign on record, saving more than 15 million pets since its inception in 1999. The 2019 pet adoption drive began Oct. 1 and runs through January 2, 2020. For more information, visit home4theholidays.org.
Friday, Nov. 1: Cook for Your Pets Day
Nothing says “love” more than a yummy meal you’ve made yourself, which is the whole point of this special holiday. Show your kitty she’s top cat by spending a little extra time to treat her. Not sure what to make? Try whipping up a batch of Tuna-Pumpkin Cat Treats.
Sunday, Nov. 3 – Saturday, Nov. 9: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
Our local rescue and animal shelters have been amazing, and isn’t it time we told them? Become a fan of their Facebook or Instagram pages, send a short note or, even better, volunteer.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Celebration and Blessing of Our Animal Companions
All creatures great and small (and their humans) are invited to this all-faith, non-denominational event at Bright Star Studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina. From 10 a.m. to noon, officiating member Rev. L. Leigh Love and animal communicator Rose Proud will bring in the energy of St. Francis of Assisi for a symbolic, healing and loving blessing of your animals. A Pet Memorial Wall is available to post pictures of your departed pets, who will be blessed as well. Attendees will receive a free St. Francis of Assisi charm. For more information, visit BrightStarStudio.net.
Saturday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 10: Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp Las Vegas
After three years in New York City, Cat Camp expands to Las Vegas. Sponsored by Petco Foundation and hosted by co-founders Jackson Galaxy, renowned cat wellness expert and host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, and Christina Ha, co-owner of NYC’s first Cat Café, Meow Parlour, and president of its affiliated nonprofit adoption group, Meow Parlour Cats, Cat Camp Las Vegas will partner with multiple cat organizations to host camp-style sessions all over the city. Cat lovers can shop for swag, mingle with fellow cat aficionados and become inspired to be better cat guardians, cat lovers and advocates. Saturday features presentations with speakers including Jackson and kitten advocate Hannah Shaw (aka Kitten Lady). On Sunday, guests can attend interactive workshops, plus check out arts and crafts and cutting-edge products. Get more info at catcamp.com.
Saturday, Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 17: Celebrate Your Favorite NFL Team Cat Show
Presented by Prairie State Cat Club and The International Cat Association, this fun allbreed and household pet show will be held at The Centre at North Park in the Chicago area. You’ll meet lots of gorgeous cats, and be sure to check out the NFL Cage Decorating Contest on Saturday! For more information, visit prairiestatecatclub.com.
Sunday, Nov. 17: National Black Cat Day
You’d have to be crazy not to love a black cat, but unfortunately there are still people out there who don’t. Spread the word about how amazing black cats are today – and every day!
Friday, Nov. 22 – Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020: SF SPCA Holiday Windows
It’s the 33rdAnnual Holiday Windows where you can check out the SF SPCA’s adoption center at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. Those cute kitties in the window are looking for their forever homes, and every year SF SPCA finds hundreds of pets new homes with this wonderful program. Learn more at sfspca.org/holiday.
Through December 31st: Solar Cat
If you’re interested in renewable energy and just happen to be a cat lover, check out Solar Cat: The Cutest Solar Panel Ever Made. Located in the Upper Level, Tech Gallery at New York Hall of Science. The exhibit centers around a giant, 140-watt cat-shaped solar panel mounted to the window. The energy harvested by the panel powers an adjacent interactive pedestal featuring fun facts and diagrams about how solar panels work. You can flip a switch to send Solar Cat’s harvested energy to power up a model house. You can also charge your cell phone using one of two built-in USB ports powered by Solar Cat. This fun exhibit educates visitors about solar technology and also demonstrates how creativity and design can push technology to be more accessible. For more information, go to nysci.org.
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