Known as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, Austin, Texas will show that it's also a feline-friendly city when POP Cats returns for two days of devotion to our pals who meow. Join the clowder of cat lovers on May 4 - 5 at The Palmer Events Center--and please be sure to come by our PawZaar booth to say hi! Last year, we exhibited here and had such a wonderful time meeting many of you!
Helping to shine a spotlight on both the event and paws causes, POP Cats Austin will include appearances by several high-profile animal advocates, including this year's POP Cats Austin host, Sterling Davis, aka TrapKing. A champion of community cats who helps to curb pet overpopulation through TNR as he changes people's perceptions of "cat men," TrapKing will participate in the "From Cat Lover to Cat Advocate" panel discussion.
The author of the upcoming books Tiny but Mighty and Kitten Lady's Big Book of Little Kittens, Hannah Shaw (aka Kitten Lady) helps orphan kittens turn the page to a new chapter in their lives. Kitten Lady will meet with fans and take part in the "From Cat Love to Cat Advocate" discussion panel and a "Tiny but Mighty" workshop.
Are you a potential pet parent? You might meet a new addition to your fur family among the adorable adoptables from area animal welfare organizations who will be in attendance.
Let your inner PiCATsso or FURRida Kahlo come out to play as you make a masterpiece at an art workshop. (Workshops will be available for both grown-ups and children.) Animal-loving little ones can also create a play thing at the Cat Toy Workshop for Children.
Unleash your sassy side during a Cattitude Contest.
If you love to shop for cat-themed meowchandise, your attention will be as focused as a feline on the hunt for the ever-elusive red dot as you browse among more than 80 vendor booths! From cat food and toys for your fur baby to unique art work, apparel and accessories that celebrate the divine feline…we're not kitten, you can get your mitts on great kit-inspired items in the exhibition area!
We will be there, selling items from our online store PawZaar's Cat Lovers' Collection, …drop by and say "Hi!" …plus toe-tapping tunes, face-painting, kitty-themed playgrounds, and much more!
A two-day purrty with a higher purpose, a portion of the proceeds from POP Cats Austin will benefit several area animal rescue organizations, including:
POP Cats Austin
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