Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in March? Here are some fun March 2019 cat events.
All month: Caticons: The Cat in Art
Wing your way over to the International Terminal at The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to take in this exhibit. That’s right: Get your kitty art fix in the pre-security section of Departures – Level 3. The exhibit explores “the history of the cat and its allure through art, literature, and decorative arts from around the world.” Details at flysfo.com/museum.
Friday, March 1 – Friday, March 29
Do you know a student entering 6th through 8th grade interested in becoming a veterinarian? By entering the Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest, she or he will get the chance to win one of three coveted spots at Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from July 14 through 19, 2019, which includes free tuition, meals and housing. The three grand prize winners will learn about veterinary medicine firsthand in classrooms, laboratories and outdoor facilities, plus public health, food, animals, wildlife, anatomy, X-rays and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers while on the campus in Auburn, Alabama. To enter, students can share their personal story on why they want to become a veterinarian and include a photo of them helping or enjoying time with animals. Students, with the help of their parents, can enter the contest at vetsetgo.com/about/become-a-vet-camp-contest between March 1 and 29, 2019. Every student who enters receives free access to the Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian” quiz, which helps identify personalized recommendations for each aspiring veterinarian to gain professional experience (ARV: $19.00). Contest created by Royal Canin, a global leader in pet health nutrition, and Vet Set Go, the first and only community dedicated to aspiring teen and tween veterinarians.
Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3: Long Island Pet Expo
Find a furry mix of live entertainment, demos, seminars and lots of photo and petting ops at this annual event. Cats take center stage when the expo hosts the Biker Cat Club Cat Show – an all-breed and household-pet cat show – as part of the two-day competition. Prizes for best biker cat costume and best decorated show cage. Held at the Suffolk Community College Health and Exposition Center in Brentwood, Long Island, New York. Info at familypetshows.com.
Tuesday, March 5: Self-Care for Cats (and Their Humans)
Up your self-care game by letting your cat be your guide in this funny and entertaining new book by author Patricia Washburn (supervised by three rescue cats herself). With tips like meowing for help when you need it and how to balance on the great windowsill of life – you’ll feel more relaxed, have more fun and improve the quality of your naps! Published by Adams Media. $12.99.
Saturday, March 30: Spring is in the Air Cat Show
Presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club, Inc., this show will feature 225 cats competing in six different judging rings. You’ll also find pet supplies and rescue cats available for adoption. The show takes place at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices: $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children, kids 12 and under get in free. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page.
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