CONGRATULATIONS to Ronal, Lauren, Malinda, Rikki and Jessica, who have all won tickets to the Cat Lovers Show at the weekend! Have a great time!
CALLING all cat lovers!
There’s a special festival coming up just for you – and you could win free tickets to it!
The inaugural Cat Lovers Show is on in Melbourne on September 8 and 9.
It follows the success of the Dog Lovers Show earlier this year.
The Cat Lovers Show, at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, is the first feline festival in the country.
The Bendigo Advertiser has five double passes to give away to the event, valued at a total of $300.
For your chance to win, simply fill out the form here:
The competition will close on September 5. Five winners will be drawn at random.
Cat Lovers Show creator Jason Humphris said the show would educate and entertain.
“The Cat Lovers Show will be dedicated to educating, informing and entertaining visitors in a truly memorable way and is an opportunity to connect with dozens of breeds and hundreds of beautiful cats,” he said.
“One of the main objectives of the show is to raise awareness for cat rescue and we are working closely with leading animal shelters across Victoria to drive adoptions, while educating people about responsible and committed cat ownership.’’
The event is on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, from 9.30am to 5pm daily at 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton.
People can visit catloversshow.com.au for more information or to buy tickets.
Visitors are unable to take their own cats to the show.
Highlights of the 2018 Cat Lovers Show
Royal Canin Stage: The Royal Canin® Stage will be the ultimate education destination to learn more about our fantastic felines with presentations from Australia’s leading vets, experts, trainers and behaviourists. Dr Katrina Warren is the MC and will also be presenting the lowdown on how to give your cat a happy and enriched life indoors and how to keep your pets in purrfect harmony. Much-loved celebrity vet Dr Harry Cooper will run through the top ten most common cat health problems and how you can solve them, as well as how to find the right cat breed for your lifestyle. Nat Geo Wild and Wild Animal Encounter’s own Ben Britton explores the similarities between wild and domesticated cats in a must-attend talk! Behaviourist Rose Horton will teach visitors how to speak cat, Dr Jo Righetti will outline common cat behaviour problems and how to treat them and Kelly Gill will provide tips on how to train your own cat to respond to commands including sit, stay and recall (yes cats can do this!).
The Pro Plan and Tidy Cats Breed Showcase: The Pro Plan and Tidy Cats Breed Showcase will provide visitors with the opportunity to meet and learn more about a wide array of wonderful cats and kittens from respected breeders to better understand lifestyle requirements, temperament and characteristics. More than 30 breeds will be at the show including American Shorthair, Bengal, Burmese, Birman, Cheetoh, British Shorthairs, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Donskoy, Exotics, Lykoi, Maine Coon, Ocicat Persians, Ragdolls, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Snowshoes, Sphynx and Tonkinese – it’s one of the most comprehensive collections of kitties in Australia under one roof!
Pawfect Paws and Prosecco Parlour: The Herald Sun Pawfect Paws and Prosecco Parlour is a pampering paradise with visitors being able to enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst their paws are pampered by the best nail technicians in the world from Clara H Nails who has collaborated with notable names in the fashion industry. Clara H is the ‘go-to’ nail artist for her nail art in Melbourne for Serena Williams and Katy Perry – so grab your gal pals for the purrrfect day out!
Pet Circle Colosseum: A host of incredible shows will entertain cat lovers in the Pet Circle Colosseum! CATMANTOO will blow feline-fanciers away with performances featuring YouTube sensations Didga and Boomer – the world’s most famous feline skateboarders and World Record holders! Dr Harry Cooper will present a ‘Meet the Breeds’ Showcase so you can learn about a wide range of breeds. Kelly Gill (of Wonderdogs fame) and her amazing cat ‘Tigger’ will also perform – best known as the ginger kitty in a swag of TV commercials – with insights into the rags-to-riches story of how Tigger the Wondercat went from rescue cat to royalty! Dr Kim Chainey and Dr Teagen Lever from Pet Circle will present some fun and innovative ways to get your indoor kitty moving and how to bust that unwanted pudge in their Cat Fat Blasters talk!
Cat Adoption Zone: Every homeless cat deserves the opportunity to find a loving home and the organisers are committed to raising awareness for adoption and responsible cat ownership. In the Cat Adoption Zone visitors can learn all about what’s really involved with rescuing a cat in need, with knowledgeable staff on-hand from rescue shelters, daily talks on the Cat Adoption Stage and over 25 leading rescue groups exhibiting at the show.
Get Catty! Kitty Kids Zone: In the Get Catty! Kitty Kids Zone the young ones can create their own Catnip toys in our DIY workshops, get their face painted with their favourite cat breed and snap a selfie in the Funny Feline Photo Wall!
Pidan Pat-A-Cat Zone: The Pidan Pat-A-Cat Zone is sure to be one of the most popular features at the first Cat Lovers Show as it’s a rare opportunity for visitors to meet and connect with cat breeds of all shapes, sizes and breeds with their owners on-hand at all times to provide trusted and reliable information on each fantastic feline and what they are like to live with!
Purrfect Match: The Purrfect Match feature will provide detailed information on over 50 cat breeds on large posters to help visitors find the most suitable cat breed for their lifestyle and home, plus there is an Ask-An-Expert Zone providing free vet, behavior, grooming and training advice – without the bill!
Major Expo: Visitors can see, compare and buy all the latest and greatest cat products and services to spoil their kitty with 100+ exhibitors at the Show, stacks of new product launches and exclusive show specials. Visitors are encouraged to add a little feline-flair to their outfits on the day too, to make it the biggest cat-dress up party in Australia! Plus, at 1.45pm daily in the Pet Circle Colosseum they are presenting a Kitty-Cosplay CATwalk Fashion Purrade with a $500 cash prize for the best outfit!
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