Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in June? Here are some fun June 2018 cat events!
All month: Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. If you’re thinking about bringing a new furry family member into your home, this is the perfect time to do it! But even if you’re not in a position to adopt right now, there are still lots of things you can do to help our feline friends, including:
- Share social media posts encouraging people to adopt a cat.
- Donate money or items to your local shelter or rescue. Many have donation wish lists on their websites.
- Volunteer at your local shelter.
- See more ideas on how to recognize Adopt a Shelter Cat Month here.
Thursday, June 14 – Sunday, June 24: 2018 Cat Art Show
Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and artists ranging from Mark Ryden to the Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus — don’t miss out on this art lover’s catstravaganza. You’ll also see CatCon favorites Sugar Fueled and Martin Hsu. With more than 100 works of art, you’ll want to go more than once during the 10-day exhibit. A portion of proceeds goes to helping cats. The art show takes place at Los Angeles’ Think Tank Gallery. For more information, visit catartshow.com.
Monday, June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
Every day is Hug Your Cat Day at my house (and probably at yours, too!), but it’s fun to have a day that urges you to do something that you love doing anyway! Whether your cat actually enjoys all that hugging is another thing, but hopefully she’ll appreciate the sentiment.
Thursday, June 7: Second Chances Luncheon
A tasty gourmet vegetarian lunch, an update on nonprofit Purrfect Pals’ latest projects — like the brand-new Arlington, Washington, sanctuary building — and you get to hear from Keynote Speaker Jackson Galaxy, host and executive producer of Animals Planet’s My Cat From Hell and New York Times best-selling author! This event benefits Purrfect Pals and its many phenomenal feline services. Register at purrfectpals.org.
Friday, June 8: ASPCA’s Meow for Now Campaign
The ASPCA has developed a national campaign to help shelters around the country grow their foster networks and save lives. The campaign, Meow for Now, launches today — just in time for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! The goal is to raise awareness about the need for fosters, as well as to recruit cat lovers to consider fostering in their own communities. More than 500 shelters and rescues nationwide will be participating, and the ASPCA expects to get tens of thousands of prospective foster parents to sign up across the country. For more information, visit aspca.org/meowfornow.
Plus, see what happened when we visited the ASPCA’s Los Angeles Feline Foster Program.
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