Looking for a way to celebrate our friends in October? Here are some fun October 2018 cat events.
- 1 Wednesday, Oct. 10: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
- 2 Saturday, Oct. 13: Glitter Ball
- 3 Saturday, Oct. 13: Cuddle Me Festival
- 4 Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14: CFA International Cat Show
- 5 Saturday, Oct. 20: Halloween Cat Cats Show and Adoption Event
- 6 Tuesday, Oct. 23: Christmas at the Cat Cafe
- 7 Monday, Oct. 29: National Cat Day
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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 possible the number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese." You can also take an anonymous online survey. Find survey and info at petobesityprevention.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Glitter Ball
Spend an enchanted evening at this annual cat party enjoying 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 shelters, silent auction, raffles, music and a cash bar. You will also hear a presentation of the cat's 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 days to 3 weeks) 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 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's best in 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 agility ring, breeds showcased in the ring and show hall tours. And there will be 30 craftsmen, businesses and organizations. Everything you need to know at cfa.org
Saturday, Oct. 20: Halloween Cat Cats 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 am to 4 pm, and the event takes place at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium. Bring a can of cat food, and get $ 1 off admission. For more information, visit superstitioncats.tripod.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Christmas at the Cat Cafe
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 Cafe (available today), the festive sequel to Molly and the Cat Café, by Melissa Daley. Resident cat Molly and her kittens love living in their paradise feline, while their person, Debbie, serves the locals homemade goodies. When Debbie's heartbroken sister, Linda, arrives at the cafe, Debbie insists she move in. Unfortunately, Linda brings her dog, Beau, with her – much to the cats' dismay. Not only that, Molly 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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