What’s Mew at Catster: April events

All Month: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month; National Pet Month; National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month; National Heartworm Awareness Month

Through Summer 2023: Cats! An Exploration of the Felines That Occupy Every Aspect of Our Lives

This speCATular exhibition is all about felines and the way they have influenced our homes, our art and our culture. Come explore the countless ways in which cats inhabit our everyday lives. Takes place at Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamtom, New York. For more information, click here.

A tabby cat with an ID collar on.
A tabby cat with an ID collar on. Photography by Shelagh Duffett/Thinkstock.

2: Every Day is Tag Day

Created by American Humane, the goal of this nationwide effort is to urge pet parents to make sure their pets have ID tags or microchips so they can return home safely if they get lost.

Part of TNR involves the pain-free experience of trapping feral cats in humane traps. Photography by robeo/Thinkstock.

2: 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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT. Get more information here.

2: “Mooau” CFA Championship Cat Show

Aloha Cat Fanciers join Cats of Wisconsin for a this “mooau.” Takes place at Waukesha County Exposition Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Learn more here .

2-3: Cats in the Garden cat show

This CFA All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Crow Canyon Cat Club, features Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Household Pets and Veterans. Takes place at Alameda County Fairgrounds, Building A, in Pleasanton, California. Visit for more info.

2-3: POP Cats Chicago

Check out this fun-packed festival inspired by cats, pop and art! You’ll see cat playgrounds, artists, music, photo opps, artisans, cat adoptions and much more. Takes place at the Artifact Events Center in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at

2-3: Spring Break cat show

Mid-Ohio Cat Fanciers presents this CFA cat show, featuring seven Allbreed, three Speciality and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. Learn more here.

9-10: The Wild, Wild West cat show

Puget Sound Cat Club and McKenzie River Cat Club present this CFA Allbreed, Household Pet and Veteran Cat Show. Takes place at Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. Learn more here.

16: Spring Fling cat show

Hawaii Hulacat Club and Cat Fanciers of Hawaii present this CFA Championship and Household Pet cat show, featuring Kittens, Championship, Premiership and Household Pets. Takes place at Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click here for more info.

16-17: The Mad Catters cat show

This CFA Allbreed cat show features back-to-back six Allbreed, two Specialty and eight Household Pet Rings. Takes place at Tall Cedars of Labanon in Parkville, Maryland. Learn more here.

16-17: Skyway Cat Club cat show

This TICA show, presented by Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay features 12 rings and takes place at Banquet Masters Hall in Clearwater, Florida. For more info, click here.

16-17: Texas in Bloom cat show

North Texas Cat Club presents this CFA show featuring 10 back-to-back rings – seven Allbreed, three Specialty and 10 Household Pet. Takes place at Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. Learn more here.

19: National Cat Lady Day

The reputation of the cat lady has come a long way! It’s transformed from a negative label into a popular one that many of us wear with pride!

19-22: Animal Care Expo 2022

The Humane Society of the United States announces its first-ever Animal Care Expo hybrid experience. The event will feature more than 80 professional in-person development sessions and select livestreamed sessions. Learn more here.

22-24: Kitty Prom 2022 cat show

Presented by Garden of the Cats, this TICA show features 18 rings. Takes place at Under the Sun Training and Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Learn more here.

23-24: Celebrating Spring in Florida cat show

New Vision Cat Club presents this CFA cat show featuring seven Allbreed and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at TECO Expo Hall in Plant City Florida. For more info, click here.

A brown and white cat licking and grooming.
A cat itching. Photography by DoraZett/Thinkstock.

29: Hairball Awareness Day

This day was created to help educate cat parents about hairballs and the problems they can bring. Learn more about those yucky clumps of hair here.

29-May 1: Pirates of the CATtibean cat show

Presented by Sea Cats, this TICA show takes place at Issaquah Community Center. Learn more here.

30 Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club show

CFA-sanctioned one day show features six rings. Takes place at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. Learn more here.

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