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
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 petobesityprevention.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Glitter Ball
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 felinerescue.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Cuddle Me Festival
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 sfspca.org/cuddleme.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14: CFA International Cat Show
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 cfa.org.
Saturday, Oct. 20: Halloween Cats Cat Show and Adoption Event
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 superstitioncats.tripod.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Christmas at the Cat Café
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
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 nationalcatday.com.
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