An orange and white cat with Halloween decor.
An orange and white cat with Halloween decor. Photography © absolutimages | Thinkstock.

What’s Mew at Catster: October 2018 Cat Events

Interested in fun cat events going on near you? We’ve found a few great October 2018 cat events to check out this month.

Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in October? Here are some fun October 2018 cat events.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Learn how to help your overweight cat. Illustration by Zoran Milic / Getty Images.

Ask your veterinary clinic to sign up for the Pet Obesity Prevention organization’s 11th annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey, which starts today. The goal is “to determine as accurately as possible the number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese.” You can also take an anonymous online survey about your pet during October. Find survey and info at

Saturday, Oct. 13: Glitter Ball

Get cat advice from expert Jackson Galaxy at the Glitter Ball. Photograph courtesy Jeff Newton.

Spend an enchanted evening at this annual cat soiree benefitting the no-kill, nonprofit group Feline Rescue. The event features a red carpet entrance, photo ops, hors d’oeuvres, a live video feed of adoptable shelter cats, a silent auction, raffle, music and a cash bar. You’ll also hear a presentation from cat behavior and wellness consultant, best-selling author and star of My Cat From Hell, Jackson Galaxy. The event takes place in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Get more information at

Saturday, Oct. 13: Cuddle Me Festival

Get some kitten cuddles at the San Francisco’s SPCA’s Cuddle Me Festival. Photograph courtesy SFSPCA.

The San Francisco SPCA presents the Cuddle Me Festival – a special street festival celebrating the organization’s 150th anniversary. The daylong event (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will be full of entertainment, activities and opportunities to hang out with the animals. In keeping with the “Cuddle Me” theme, adorable (and adoptable!) animals will be available for snuggling inside the Purina Kitten Dome and the Puppy Lounge, as well as rotating activities inside the Cuddle Me Cat Lounge. Get more information about this fun event at

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14: CFA International Cat Show

Special pins (like this one of British Shorthair Elton John) were created to commemorate the show’s location near the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Illustration courtesy CFA.

Find out who is best in show at the Cat Fanciers’ Association’s exciting International Cat Show presented by Royal Canin. You’ll be captivated by as many as 1,000 cats and up to 41 breeds from the U.S., Europe and Asia all in one location — Cleveland’s I-X Center in Ohio. Also check out the cat agility ring, breeds showcased in the education ring and show hall tours. And there will be lots to buy from more than 30 artisans, businesses and organizations. Everything you need to know is at

Saturday, Oct. 20: Halloween Cats Cat Show and Adoption Event

A household pet named Padriac. Photography courtesy Larry Johnson.

If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, check out this fun show presented by Superstition Cat Fanciers. You’ll meet lots of beautiful purebred cats and kittens, as well as household pets. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the event takes place at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium. Bring a can of cat food, and get $1 off admission (donations benefit local animal rescue). For more information, visit

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Christmas at the Cat Café

Get your copy of Christmas at the Cat Café today.

Looking for a holiday gift for the cat-loving friend in your life — or something for yourself to read while snuggled up next to the fire? Check out Christmas at the Cat Café (available today), the festive sequel to Molly and the Cat Café, by Melissa Daley. Resident cat Molly and her kittens love living in their feline paradise, while their person, Debbie, serves the locals homemade goodies. When Debbie’s heartbroken sister, Linda, arrives at the café, Debbie insists she move in. Unfortunately, Linda brings her dog, Beau, with her — much to the cats’ dismay. Not only that, Molly’s home is under threat when a rival cat moves in on her turf. With Christmas coming up, Molly fears for her feline family. Can a Christmas miracle bring everyone together? Published by Thomas Dunne Books.

Monday, Oct. 29: National Cat Day

A brown tabby cat looking up.
Celebrate National Cat Day with your feline friend. Photography by ADogsLifePhoto / Thinkstock.

It’s time to celebrate your a-meowzing kitty! More toys, more treats, more love and definitely more photos to share and show the world how furtastic these felines are! Find out more ways to celebrate at

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3 thoughts on “What’s Mew at Catster: October 2018 Cat Events”

  1. I would like to know more information on behavior in abused adult cats. My Siamese female is 15 yrs , I have had her for 5 yrs. She still has some fears, and can become aggressive. We have learned to read her signals, and react quickly. She talks a lot, and will take you to water, food or on the corner of the bed to just love. Thanks for listening, Dee Williams

  2. I’ve got a cat that meows for her breakfast with a distinct sound used only for that reason. She used to use the same sound for water, now it’s used for food.

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