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What’s Mew at Catster: May Events

Interested in cat celebrations this month? We’ve found a few fun May cat activities to check out this month.
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All Month: Pet Cancer Awareness Month; National Pet Month; Responsible Animal Guardian Month; Chip Your Pet Month

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1-7: Be Kind to Animals Week

This weeklong celebration was created to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts made to ensure animal safety and aims to spread awareness about the need to be kind to animals, and to protect them and their habitats. Let’s be kind to every animal we come across during this week – and always!

1: Makin’ Strides for Strays

This annual walkathon raises funds for A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. The 2.5-mile walk through downtown Naperville includes vendor booths, food and music at Naperville Central High School Stadium Parking lot in Naperville, Illinois. A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is a private, no-kill animal shelter that provides temporary shelter and care to cats and dogs in search of their forever homes. Learn more at adoptpetshelter.org.

3 Specially-abled Pets Day

This day shines a spotlight on the special needs of pets with disabilities and encourages animal lovers to consider choosing a disabled pet when looking to adopt. Even though they have special needs, they can still bring much love and joy to a home.

Trap-neuter-return improves the lives of feral cats and their relationship with the community. Photography ©Dovapi | Getty Images.
Trap-neuter-return improves the lives of feral cats and their relationship with the community. Photography ©Dovapi | Getty Images.

7: The Community Cats Podcast – Neighborhood Cats Trapper Certification Webinar

Be part of the solution for feral stray cats in your neighborhood by checking out The Community Cats Podcast’s Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshop. Expert instructors will teach you best practices for trap-neuter-return and colony management. The webinar costs $10 and takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. EST. Get more information here.

A Persian kitten was one of the prize winners in 1871 at the world’s first cat show, held at the Crystal Palace in London. At the time, they were listed as French Persian (Angora) cats. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.
Meet gorgeous breeds at this annual Allbreed CFA cat show. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.

7: 45th Annual Allbreed CFA Cat Show

Presented by Anthony Wayne Cat Fanciers, Inc., this show will feature five Allbreed rings, 1 Specialty ring and 6 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Monroe Community College. Click here for more information.

7-8: 43rd Annual CFA Allbreed Cat Show

Presented by Seacoast Cat Club, this show will feature eight Allbreed rings, two Specialty rings and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Everett Arena in Concord, New Hampshire. Learn more here.

A cat posing with an emergency preparedness kit.
A cat posing with an emergency preparedness kit. Photography ©Monika Wisniewska | Alamy Stock Photo.

14 Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

Do you have a plan in the event of a natural disaster? If not, today is the perfect day to put one in place. Our pets look to us to keep them safe, so it’s important to know what to do before disaster strikes.

Here are some tips from FEMA to prepare a pet emergency go-kit:

  • First-aid items for each pet in the household.
  • A three-day supply of water and food for each pet.
  • Pet-care supplies, like food and water bowls, waste bags and a leash and collar/harness
  • Your pet’s medications
  • Copies of your pet’s veterinarian records
  • Contact information for you, as well as for other family members in case you can’t be reached
  • Photos of your pet, along with photos of you with your pet in case you get separated
  • Comfy items from home to help keep your pet relaxed, like a favorite toy or blanket
  • Pet carriers within easy reach

21 Wild in the Country 2022

This fundraiser benefits the Lions, Tigers & Bears Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue in San Diego County, California. For tickets and more information, visit lionstigersandbears.org.

21: World Wide Feline Fanciers Cat Show

This CFA cat show will be held at Agner Hall, Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Visit cfa.org for more information.

22: The 24th Annual Furball Cattyshack

This golf-inspired fundraiser takes place at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Oregon, and benefits the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. For more information, visit feralcats.com.

28-29: The Edmonton International Cat Festival Virtual Pawty

This annual festival celebrates cats and cat culture while raising money and awareness for rescues. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be virtual again this year. Visit edmontoncatfest.com for more information.

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