What’s Mew at Catster: April Cat Events

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April 2023 Pawlidays

All Month Long:

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Pet First-Aid Awareness Month

Day-long:

6: Siamese Cat Day

11: National Pet Day

19: Cat Lady Day

28: Hairball Awareness Day

30: Pet Parents Day

30: Tabby Day

30: Therapy Animal Day

Two cats rubbing up against each other outdoors.
Two cats rubbing up against each other outdoors. Photography ©maximkabb | Thinkstock.

1: TNR Certification Workshop

If you’re ready to be part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood, check out the Community Cats Podcast’s Trap-Neuter-Return Certification Workshop, which helps people learn how to help lost, abandoned or homeless cats and kittens, as well as implement TNR in their community. Presented in partnership with Neighborhood Cats, the workshop takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. EST, and registration costs $10. All experience levels are welcome. Learn more about the workshop here.

1: CFA Cat Show – Wisconsin

Aloha Cat Fanciers join the Cats of Wisconsin for a “Mooau.” Sponsored by CFA, the show will feature more than 200 cats, including household pets. Takes place at Waukesha County Exposition Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Learn more here.

1-2: CFA Cat Show – Ohio

Mid-Ohio Cat Fanciers presents “April Fools,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in six Allbreed, two Specialty and eight Household Pet rings. Takes place at Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. Learn more here.

Want to see and learn about cat breeds? Head to a cat show! Photography @iVangelos/Getty Images

1-2: CFA Cat Show – California

Crow Canyon Cat Club presents “Fools Rush In,” a CFA Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show featuring more than 200 cats in Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Household Pets and Veterans categories. Takes place at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, California. Learn more here.

3-6: Animal Care Expo

This is the largest international educational conference/trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. Hosted by HSUS, it features almost 100 professional sessions in-person and select live-streamed sessions. Takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more at humanepro.org.

8: Online Behavior Day – Community Cats Podcast

Join Community Cats Podcast for its annual Online Behavior Day, which features some of the animal welfare industry’s most trusted authorities on feline behavior. They will offer a variety of workshops on cat behavior concerns, including vet visits, enrichment, and litter box and multi-cat household issues. You’ll also learn about new concepts and tools you can incorporate into your home or rescue group to address behavioral issues. There will also be fun cat trivia and prizes, as well as opportunities to network with other professionals and volunteers in the animal welfare community. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Learn more here.

8: CFA Cat Show – Missouri

Show Me Cat Fanciers presents “Springtime in the Ozarks,” a CFA show featuring more than 100 cats in six rings. Takes place at Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho, Missouri. Learn more here.

8-9: CFA Cat Show – Ohio

Just Cat-In Around Cat Fanciers presents “Hanging with My Peeps,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in six Allbreed, two Specialty and eight Household Pet rings. Takes place at Jr. Fair Building at Woods County Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

8-9: CFA Cat Show – Washington

Puget Sound Cat Club and Mountain Mist Cat Club present “The Wild, Wild West,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in Championship, Premiership, Kitten, Veteran and Household Pet categories. Takes place at Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. Learn more here.

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14-16: Pet Health Expo Los Angeles

Join top veterinarians and pet health and wellness experts to learn the best ways to keep your pets healthy and happy. The largest consumer pet health and wellness expo for cat and dog lovers takes place at the Magic Box in Los Angeles, California. Animal rescue groups with over 100 available cats and dogs will also be at the event. Learn more at pethealthexpo.com.

14-16: TICA Cat Show – Colorado

Garden of the Cats presents “Furry Tails 2023” a TICA-sponsored show features cats in 18 rings. Takes place at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado. Learn more here.

15-16: POP Cats St. Paul

Pop Cats is two days of pop culture, philanthropy, felines, art, speakers and, of course, cats. A portion of profits benefits participating cat organizions. Held at Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more at here.

15-16: TICA Cat Show – Florida

Kool Cats and Karens Cat Club invites you to its first cat show, sponsored by TICA and featuring more than 100 cats. Takes place at Crystal River Armory in Crystal River, Florida. Learn more here.

15-16: CFA Cat Show – Texas

North Texas Cat Club and Show & Tell Cat Club present “Texas in Bloom,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in eight Allbreed, two Specialty and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. Learn more here.

15-16: TICA Cat Show – California

America’s Finest Felines presents “Life’s a Beach,” a TICA-sponsored show featuring Championship and Household Pet cats. Takes place at Arcadia Masonic Lodge in Arcadia, California. Learn more here.

21-23: TICA Cat Show – Pennsylvania

Karousel Kats Club Inc. presents “Purrs are in the Air,” a TICA-sponsored show featuring cats in 20 rings as well as a junior ring. Takes place at Exton Mall Square in Exton, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

22: CFA Cat Show – California

Poppy State Cat Club presents “Race to the Finish Line,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in Championship, Premiership, Kitten and Household Pet categories. Takes place at Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, Cabernet Hall in Lodi, California. Learn more here.

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22-23: CFA Cat Show – Pennsylvania

Central PA Cat Fanciers, Ragamuffin Cat Fanciers and Turkish Angora Cat Fanciers present “Fabulous Feline Festival.” The CFA-sponsored show features more than 200 cats in eight Allbreed and two Specialty rings. Takes place at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

28-30: CFA Cat Show – Massachusetts

Catsachusetts Cat Club presents “Cirque de Chats,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring 18 rings plus a Championship Congress, Junior Exhibitor Ring and Cat Agility. Takes place at The Arena at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Learn more here.  

29-30: CFA Cat Show – Illinois

Lucky Tomcats Club presents this CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats. Takes place at Illinois Building at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Learn more here.

29-30: CFA Cat Show – Nevada

The Las Vegas Cat Club presents “Welcome to the Las Vegas Strip,” a CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in 10 rings. Takes place at Henderson Multigenerational Center in Henderson, Nevada. Learn more here.

29-30: CFA Cat Show – Florida

New Vision Cat Club presents this CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in eight Allbreed, two Specialty and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at TECO Expo Hall at Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

29-30: CFA Cat Show – Pennsylvania

Sign of the Cat and NOVA Cat Fanciers present this CFA-sponsored show featuring more than 200 cats in four rings. Takes place at Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township in Easton, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

29-30: TICA Cat Show – Washington

And a Mouse Cat Club and OlympiCat Fanciers presents “Rat Race to the Finish Line,” a TICA-sponsored show. Takes place at Grays Harbor Fairgrounds – Exhibition Hall at the Pavilion in Elma, Washington. Learn more here.

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