Cat Camp, bills itself as the the city’s first feline-focused conference and adoption extravaganza. Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion March 11 – March 12. you can buy tickets at the door.
Host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, Jackson Galaxy gave the keynote at the inaugural Cat Camp. The two-time New York Times best-selling author with 20+ years of experience helping humans understand cats and helping cats find their mojo was on hand.
BUB was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana, and is now a published author, a talk show host, a movie star, a chart topping recording artist, and has helped raise well over $500,000 for animals in need.
Kathleen O’Malley, the Director of TNR Education for the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, spoke about NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI), a program of the private nonprofit Alliance for NYC’s Animals, supports the efforts of organizations and individuals who work to help stray and feral cats — collectively known as “community cats” — and perform Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR, is the most humane and effective approach to reducing feral cat population and ensure quality of life. Most community cats are not socialized to humans and are not suited for adoption, but they can live long and healthy lives in their outdoor home.
Hannah Shaw is the founder of the rescue and advocacy project, Kitten Lady. Shaw is known for her inspiring and educational videos, photos, and resources about how to save the lives of kittens. She has rescued hundreds of orphans, and trains shelters and individuals around the world about innovative approaches to animal protection.
Kate Benjamin the founder of Hauspanther LLC and editor of the popular cat style blog hauspanther.com. As a cat style expert by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and CBS Sunday Morning. She makes guest appearances on Jackson Galaxy’s hit show My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet and has co-authored two New York Times bestselling books with Galaxy, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!), and Catify To Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home.
Many other speakers were there as well, but most importantly if you are looking to adopt there were several adorable pets to choose. I was actually tempted to bring home Uriel a playmate.