Press release: Cat Camp
Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp, the premier cat-celebrating event in the country for cat lovers of all stripes, will return to New York City early this summer on June 1 and 2, featuring a line-up of engaging educational presentations, interactive workshops, adorable adoptable cats and a vast array of cat merchandise.
New this year, thanks to a partnership with the Petco Foundation, Petco’s non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare, general admission tickets will include access to all of the talks and presentations being held over the weekend. Previously, these events were individually ticketed in tiers, but to further Petco Foundation and Cat Camp’s common mission to improve animal lifesaving through education, every attendee will now have access to information and the ability to learn the tools to become better cat owners, lovers, and advocates.
Renowned cat behavior expert and Animal Planet star of “My Cat From Hell,” Jackson Galaxy, returns as a co-founder alongside Cat Camp co-founder, Christina Ha (co-owner of NYC’s first renowned cat cafe, Meow Parlour, and president of its affiliated non-profit rescue and adoption group, Meow Parlour Cats) to present the event, which is a celebration of love for all things feline and opportunity to share their vision that anyone can be an animal advocate.
Jackson Galaxy will have his paw print all over the proceedings, hosting the event and returning for the third year as the weekend’s keynote speaker, and helping to program this year’s unique, engaging panel offerings and select featured guests and presenters from the cat world, including beloved kitten rescue advocate Hannah Shaw, aka @kittenxlady.
There will be an on-site cat cafe hosted by Meow Parlour, breakout workshops with community cat experts and nationally recognized rescue professionals, and child friendly activities (last year’s activity was cat toy making classes). The exhibition area will feature the cutest, coolest, cutting edge cat gear for both cats and their humans.
The feline-focused festival, which first took place in 2017, was created to bring cat lovers of all kinds together under one roof to meet their idols of the cat world, shop for every kind of cat swag imaginable, discuss how people can collectively do more to help our feline friends, and – most importantly – to have fun mingling with fellow cat aficionados! Last year, as a result of the event, animal rescue groups in attendance placed 75 cats who were featured in the adoption area into loving “furever” homes, and over $10,000 was raised for the non-profit groups involved.
Early bird tickets for general admission are now on sale at http://www.catcampnyc.com/
The 2019 event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood (125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011), showcasing kittens and cats from Meow Parlour as well as nearly a dozen local adoption organizations. The event will take from 10am-7pm on Saturday June 1 and 9:30am – 6:00pm on Sunday, June 2.
Cat Camp is generously sponsored by the Petco Foundation, a valued longtime partner of Meow Parlour and supporter of animal welfare, rescue efforts and advocacy.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Jackson Galaxy (2018)