Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in April? Here are some fun April 2019 cat events.
All Month: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Although the ASPCA and animal lovers work year-round to prevent cruelty to animals, April is designated as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month to help raise awareness about this serious issue. Here are just a few ways you can help:
- Start a fundraising campaign with your local shelter or rescue group, and share it with friends and family. Every little bit helps!
- Adopt! If you’re looking to add a new furry member to your family, shelters have wonderful animals of all ages, shapes and sizes who are looking for forever homes. Make adoption your first choice, and visit your local shelter to find the perfect pet for your family.
- Show your support online. Use your social media pages to spread the word about Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Share your own posts, as well as those of shelters and rescues.
Wednesday, April 3: Indeed We Can
Feline Rescue invites you to drink beer for a great cause at Indeed Brewing Company in Northeast Minneapolis. The event’s net proceeds will be donated to Feline Rescue as part of the “Indeed We Can” charitable initiative. You’ll enjoy cat-themed scratch-offs, door prizes, good eats and a slide show video loop about Feline Rescue and the work it does to give cats happy, healthy lives. For more information, visit Feline Rescue’s Facebook page.
Saturday, April 13: Big Cat Festival 2019
You’ll go wild for the big cats at this festival put on just about them! The day of inspiring talks and practical workshops is presented by Bradt Travel Guides at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore, London, U.K. Don’t miss English naturalist, photographer, author and television presenter Chris Packham as the headline speaker. From 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. See the full lineup at bradtguides.com/articles/big-cat-festival.
Saturday, April 13- Sunday, April 14: Catsbury Park Cat Convention
It’s back – with even more space, vendors, cats for adoption and a bigger cat lounge/cat café. Lap up an all-star lineup from the cat world – both humans and celebrity cats. You’ll also get your paws on feline-fun seminars, contests, comedians, activities, art, games, DJs, tattoos and tasty vegetarian food. Hosted by nonprofit Catsbury Park, creators of the Catsbury Park Cat Café & Tea House. Get the latest details at catsburyconvention.com.
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14: Howdy Paw’dner Cat Show
Mosey on over to this Feline PAW Foundation event in Mesquite, Texas. You’ll meet about 50 pedigreed domestic cats during the live competition sanctioned by The International Cat Assocation. Get your photo taken with mascot Catnip, get your face painted, check out all the vendors selling unique items for you and your cat, and learn about little (and big) cats from certified feline behaviorist Molly DeVoss. And if you decide you want to take home a furry friend, there will be local rescues with kitties for adoption. For more information, visit felinepaw.net
Saturday, April 27: First Annual Meow DC
Hosted by Humane Rescue Alliance, this first annual event is designed for everyone from the devoted cat lover to the fly-by feline fan. Don your cat ears and themed outfits, and purchase kitty-themed products from local vendors, attend talks about everything from community cats to weird kitty behavior, and meet internet sensation Sunglass Cat.There will also be adorable kittens and cats available for cuddles and adoption throughout the day. All proceeds benefit the amazing work HRA does year-round for local DC cats – both indoor and outdoor. Tickets are $40, and Meet & Greet tickets for Sunglass Cat are $15. The event takes place at Dock 5 at Union Market. Learn more at meowdc.org.
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