What’s Mew at Catster: December 2022 Cat Events

All Month Long:

Cat Lovers Month


6-12: Animal Shelter Appreciation Week


1: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine

15: Cat Herders Day

Through Dec. 31: Giving Campaign

Morris Animal Foundation wants to give animals a brighter future this holiday season with the support of animal lovers. This campaign will help fuel scientific inquiry, discovery and innovation, which are the keys to longer, healthier lives for all animals. To make an even bigger difference for animals, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees is matching all gifts, up to $20,000, through the end of the year, allowing donors to double the impact of their donation. In addition to direct gifts, donors can support the Foundation by ordering holiday cards, with proceeds supporting the Foundation’s scientific programs. Learn more here.

Help animals find their forever homes through this event. ©Blue Buffalo

Through December: Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Event

Sponsored by Helen Woodward Animal Center and Blue Buffalo, the campaign’s goal is simple: Place orphaned pets into happy, loving homes, while educating people about the importance of choosing pet adoption over supporting puppy mills and backyard breeders. More than 4,000 pet adoption agencies, facilities and rescue groups take part, making it the largest pet adoption campaign on record. Learn more here.

This year marks the 36th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows event. ©SFSPCA

Through Jan. 1: Macy’s Holiday Windows

Join the San Francisco SPCA for its 36th annual Holiday Windows event at Macy’s Union Square. Over the years, this beloved holiday tradition has brought generations of San Franciscans joy and has helped more than 10,000 homeless animals find their forever families. In addition, donations are raised to support the SFSPCA’s year-round lifesaving work. Learn more here.

1-3: Holiday Shopping Benefit

North Shore Animal League America is once again participating in Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity Holiday Shopping Benefit. Help support the organization by doing your holiday shopping at participating Americana Manhasset (New York) and select Wheatley Plaza stores from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3 – 25% of your designated full-price, pre-tax purchases will be donated back to North Shore Animal League America when you register for a complimentary champion number and designate North Shore Animal League America as your charity of choice. Learn more here:

2-4: PopCats 2022 – Austin, Texas

Presented by NULO, this fun-packed festival is fueled by the spirit of cats, pop and art. Check out cat playgrounds, artists, music, lots of photo ops, artisans, cat adoptions and more. A portion of profits benefits participating cat organizations. Takes place at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. Learn more here.

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

3: TNR Certification Workshop

Community Cats Podcast, in partnership with Neighborhood Cats will host their monthly Trap-Neuter-Return Certification Workshop, which helps people learn how to help lost, abandoned or homeless cats and kittens. The workshop covers best practices for TNR and colony management, including planning and preparation for successful trapping. There will also be time for questions from attendees, which will be answered in real time by the experts from Neighborhood Cats. The workshop takes place at 2 p.m. EST, and registration costs $10, which includes access to the recorded session, handouts and certificate. Learn more about the workshop here.

3-4: CFA Cat Show

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

3-4: CFA Cat Show

Greater Baltimore Cat Club presents Happy Holidays From Santa Paws, featuring seven Allbreed, one Specialty and eight Household Pet rings. Takes place at Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Parkville, Maryland. Learn more here.

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

3-4: CFA Cat Show

Lewis & Clark Longhair Specialty Club presents Santa Claws and Kitty Paws, featuring top 10 Household Pets and Veterans in each ring. Make sure to check out the cat costume contest and raffles! Takes place at Double Tree at Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. Learn more here.

10: CFA Cat Show

Show Me Cat Fanciers presents Meowy Christmas in the Ozarks, featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed, one Longhair/Shorthair and six Houseshold Pet rings. Takes place at Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho, Missouri. Learn more here.

10-11: CFA Cat Show

Ohio State Persian Club with Just Cat-In Around Cat Fanciers present A Holiday Extravaganza, featuring more that 200 cats in eight Allbreed, two Specialty and 10 Household Pet rings. Takes place at Ohio Building at Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more here.

10-11: CFA Cat Show

Phoenix Feline Fanciers, Inc. presents It’s Feline A Lot Like Christmas – its 29th annual CFA Allbreed Cat Show. See more than 300 cats in seven Allbreed, one Specialty, eight Household Pets and eight Vet rings. Takes place at Building C at Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona. Learn more here.

Cat looking backward chasing or showing his tail or butt.
Check out gorgeous breeds at this TICA cat show. Photography © GlobalP | iStock / Getty Images Plus.

10-11: TICA Cat Show

The Carnivorous Winos present The Twelve Wines of Christmas, featuring 250 cats. Takes place at Lebanon Valley Expo Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

10-11: TICA Cat Show

Generations Cat Club presents Walking in a Whisker Wonderland, which takes place at Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie, Texas. Learn more here.

10-11: TICA Cat Show

Southern SophisTICAts present We Wish You a Meowy Christmas, featuring more than 100 cats. Takes place at Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Learn more here.

17: CFA Cat Show

Poppy State Cat Club presents A Giving Back Christmas, featuring Championship, Premiership, Kittens and Household Pets. Takes place at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, California. Learn more here.

17: CFA Cat Show

Straight & Curl Cat Club presents this show featuring more than 200 cats in five Allbreed, one Specialty and six Household Pet rings. Takes place at Morgantown Center in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

17-18: TICA Cat Show

And a Mouse Cat Club presents Meowy Meowy Krissy Mousie, a 12-ring Alternative and Traditional Format show, featuring Allbreed, Championship and Household Pet rings. Takes place at Community Events Building at SW Washington Fairgrounds in Centralia, Washington. Learn more here.

31: CFA Cat Show

Finicky Felines Society presents Mew Year Around the World, featuring more than 200 cats. Takes place at the Leesport Farmers Market in Leesport, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Dec. 31 to Jan 1: CFA Cat Show

Nashville Cat Club presents New Years in Nashville, featuring more than 300 cats in six Allbreed, two Specialty and eight Household Pet rings, along with Agility. Takes place at Expo 1 @ The Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more here.

Dec. 31 to Jan. 1: TICA Cat Show

Southern Aristocats presents Out With the Old, In With the New, which takes place at Temple City Gym in Temple, Georgia. Learn more here.

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