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What’s Mew at Catster: February 2023 Events

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    February 2023 Pawlidays

    All Month Long:

    Pet Dental Health Month

    Cat Health Month

    Spay/Neuter Awareness Month


    14: Animal Shelter Appreciation Week


    14: Pet Theft Awareness Day

    28: World Spay Day

    Entries for the Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest start today! Photo © Vet Set Go

    1: Vet Set Go’s Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest

    In 2023, Vet Set Go and VCA Animal Hospitals have teamed up to launch the largest “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest” yet, helping students pursue their dream of becoming a veterinarian. This year, the contest has expanded the scholarship essay contest with more winners and two months of application time. The contest launches Feb. 1 and ends on March 31. It will award 45 students from across the United States a scholarship prize package to attend Vet Camp. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are invited to apply. The prize package is valued at $1,200 and includes tuition, materials, and room and board at the world-renowned Auburn University Junior Veterinary Camp in Auburn, Alabama, from June 18 – 23, 2023. The online essay submission is available here.

    3-5: Lehigh Valley Pet Expo

    Enjoy a fun weekend of all things pet at the Lehigh Valley Pet Expo. Take place at The Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

    3-5: TICA Cat Show – Anniston, AL

    Alabama Paws & Claws Cat Club presents Meow-dis Gras, an Allbreed Championship and Household Pet Show. Take place at Anniston Meeting Center. Learn more here.

    Learn how to help community cats in your neighborhood. Photogrpahy ©Dovapi | Getty Images.

    4: 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. Presented in partnership with Neighborhood Cats, the workshop features expert instructors who will teach best practices for TNR and colony management. Topics include: getting along with neighbors, preparation for trapping, trapping itself, feeding, providing winter shelter and more. The workshop takes place from 2 to 4:30 pm EST, and registration costs $10, which includes access to the recorded session, handouts and certificate. Learn more about the workshop here.

    4-5: Portland Cat Extravaganza

    This family-friendly event features beautiful cat breeds, exhibitors and rescues. Held by The Feline and Friendship Advisory Panel (FFAL) at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. Learn more here.

    4-5: CFA Cat Show – Wichita, KS

    Wichita Cat Fancy, Inc. presents Off to See the Wizard, featuring eight back-to-back rings – seven Allbreed, one Specialty and eight Household Pet. Take place at The Cotillion Ballroom. Learn more here.

    4-5: TICA Cat Show – Brighton, CO

    Econo Cat Club presents For the Love of Cats, featuring 12 rings – Allbreed, Household Pets and Junior Exhibitors. Take place at Adams County Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

    4-5: TICA Cat Show – Allentown, PA

    Charm City Cat Club, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Pet Expo, presents The Kitty Classic, featuring more than 100 cats. Take place at Agri-Plex Agricultural Hall. Learn more here.


    5: CFA Cat Show – Longview, WA

    Valley Cat Fanciers present Be My Valentine, featuring more than 200 cats in Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Household Pets and Veterans. Take place at Cowlitz Regional Conference Center. Learn more here.

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

    11: CFA Cat Show – Newport News, VA

    Pawprints in the Sand and Chamberlin on the Bay present this show, featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed, one Specialty and six Household Pet rings. Take place at The Knights of Columbus Hall. Learn more here.

    11-12: CFA Cat Show – Des Moines, IA

    Wild Rose Cat Club and Hawkeye State Cat Club, Inc. present Flamingo Fiesta, featuring more than 200 cats in eight rings. There will also be cat agility and a costume contest. Takes place at Paul R Knapp Animal Learning Center at Iowa State Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

    11-12: TICA Cat Show – Stillwater, OK

    Red River Rascals presents Red Hot Cats, featuring 12 show rings. Take place at Payne County Expo Center. Learn more here.

    11-12: TICA Cat Show – Ferndale, WA

    The Evergreen Cat Fanciers features My Furry Valentine, a 12-ring, back-to-back show featuring 10 Allbreed and two Specialty rings. Take place at Ferndale Events Center. Learn more here.

    ©Thorsten Nilson | Getty Images

    12: Great American Rescue Bowl

    The Kitten Bowl has moved and now airs on the GAC Family network with a name change and some furry additions, showcasing adoptable kittens, puppies, cats and dogs from shelters throughout the United States. It’s the cuter and fluffier alternative to watching Super Bowl LVII. Learn more at

    18: Free TNR Webinar

    Are you trying to use TNR to address your city or town’s free-roaming cat population? You’ll definitely need help! With the free webinar Mobilizing the Community to Make TNR Happen, presented by Neighborhood Cats and the Community Cats Podcast, you’ll learn from the people who started the community TNR program in New York City and help other municipalities organize their programs, too. Presenters will go over training the audience, providing support services, tracking success, gaining publicity and more. The webinar takes place from 2 to 4 pm EST. Learn more here.

    18: CFA Cat Show – Little Rock, AR

    Arkansas Feline Fanciers presents New Cats in the Rock, featuring five Allbreed and one Specialty ring. The show will also host a feline agility competition. Take place at Arkansas State Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

    18: CFA Cat Show – York, PA

    Black Diamond Cat Club and Ramapo Cat Fanciers present this show, featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed, one Specialty and six Household Pet rings. Take place at Old Main Building at York Expo Center. Learn more here.

    18-19: CFA Cat Show – Woodland, CA

    Call of the Wild Cat Fanciers and Poppy State Cat Club present Let the Good Times Roll, featuring Championship, Premiership, Kittens and Household Pets. Take place at Waite Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

    18-19: CFA Cat Show – Sanford, FL

    Cat Club of the Palm Beaches presents this show featuring more than 200 cats in six Allbreed, two Specialty and eight Household Pet rings. Take place at Sanford Civic Center. Learn more here.

    18-19: TICA Cat Show – Arcadia, CA

    Catitude Cat Club presents its Championship Cat Show, featuring nine Allbreed rings and one Specialty ring. Take place at the Arcadia Masonic Lodge. Learn more here.

    25: CFA Cat Show – Glendale, CA

    The Malibu Cat Club presents Surfin’ Safari, featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed and one Specialty ring. Take place at Glendale Civic Auditorium. Learn more here.

    25-26: CFA Cat Show – Wheaton, IL

    Lincoln State Cat Club presents Mardi Gras, featuring eight Allbreed and two Specialty/Household Pet rings. Take place at Dupage County Fairgrounds. Learn more here.

    25-26: CFA Cat Show – Atlantic City, NJ

    National Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Club presents this show featuring more than 200 cats in seven Allbreed, one Specialty and eight Household Pet rings, along with feline agility. Take place at National Guard Armory. Learn more here.

    25-26: TICA Cat Show – St. Augustine, FL

    Ancient City Cat Club presents Celebrating the Pirate Cats of St. Augustine, which takes place at Solomon Calhoun Community Center. Learn more here.

    25-26: TICA Cat Show – Monterey, CA

    East of Eden Cat Fanciers presents Steinbeck Visits Steinbeck Country, featuring 10 Allbreed rings on Saturday and three Allbreed and two Specialty rings on Sunday. Take place at Monterey Fairgrounds. Learn more here.


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