By Erin Han, March 14, 2023
The Los Angeles Cat Extravaganza and Adoption hosted by Loving Cats Worldwide introduced a whole lot of cat fans to the Pomona Fairplex from March 4 to March 5. Guests had been capable of undertake cats, store for cat merchandise within the purchasing villa and enter their cat in a contest.
“Our mission is to extend the visibility of all cats, whereas educating on the overwhelming rescue state of affairs after which additionally preserving our breeds which are residing right here,” stated Steven Meserve, founding father of Loving Cats Worldwide and world-renowned cat decide.
Meserve stated his favourite half concerning the Cat Extravaganza is the individuals. The occasion has been growing in visibility due to social media and expressed that he likes to see new faces who didn’t know this type of world existed.
Within the “Kitty Nook” stage, the group introduced out notable visitor audio system, similar to Judy Sugden, creator of the toyger breed.
Loving Cats Worldwide companions with quite a few charities and rescues to herald cats for adoption. Guests are capable of know their future pets earlier than adopting or just share a hug and spend a while with a cat.
Crystal Lu, a volunteer for Cats and Comics Rescue stated she works for the rescue typically, partially to assist out her faculty software however largely for pure enjoyable.
“What I’m most excited for at present is to perhaps see one or two kitties get adopted,” stated Lu.
In response to their web site, Loving Cats Worldwide’s mission is to extend the survival charges of rescued cats. Cats can expertise stress when transferring to a brand new surroundings and it takes time for them to acclimate. The rescue works with shelters and different rescues to take cats which are much less more likely to be adopted and in danger for euthanasia resulting from their persona.
Volunteers would carry any cat out of their enclosure to be petted and held on the guests’ requests. Guests had been additionally knowledgeable concerning the cat’s persona and correct cat care.
The costliest trying cats competed in a global competitors for the last word prize of Greatest Kitten, Greatest Cat and Greatest Family Pet. Judges from all around the world staged and rewarded many distinctive cat breeds, together with the Bengal cat, dotted with leopard spots and the hairless sphynx cat.
The competitors area had 4 judging rings and a separate staging space. Breeders, catteries and house owners adorned their clear, tent-like cat enclosures to current and stage essentially the most coveted cats to guests.
Most guests of the Extravaganza consisted of on a regular basis cat house owners in addition to cat fans there for enjoyable. Distributors within the purchasing villa bought a wide range of merchandise from handmade cat toys to cat wheel treadmills in addition to cat merchandise like stickers and clothes.
Attendee Tharushi Saparamadu stated she got here to the occasion with a good friend, out of curiosity.
“I’m not anticipating to get a cat at present as a result of I can’t have any resulting from my condo state of affairs,” stated Saparamadu. “I simply went for the expertise and purchased stuff for my cousins; they’ve two cats.”
Meserve stated that is the primary Cat Extravaganza and Adoption being held in Pomona and hopes to come back again for extra cat occasions sooner or later.
“We do these all around the world,” stated Meserve. “We do an entire bunch of California, our subsequent one will likely be in Pleasanton within the East Bay, then Ventura in April.”
Meserve stated the group may even host Cat extravaganzas at their Florida and United Kingdom stops, earlier than coming again to California within the subsequent few weeks.
The group hosts many cat extravaganzas, cat reveals and different adoption occasions like this in and out of doors of the US, uniting cat lovers all around the world. Adoption is a reasonable method to discover a lifelong furry companion whereas serving to alleviate the present overwhelming rescue disaster.
Function picture courtesy of Erin Han