meowfest – the ULTIMATE celebration for cat lovers arrives in Toronto on July 6, 2019. This 2nd annual feline extravaganza is a global celebration for cat lovers supporting feline shelters and other not-for-profit animal organizations.
Taking place at Evergreen Brick Works, in Toronto, Ontario, festival goers can expect a full day of shopping, speakers, presentations, celebrity cats, adoptable cats, food trucks, entertainment and more!
Floor plan layout below.
This year’s event is once again hosted by meowbox – the popular subscription service for cats filled to the brim with fun toys and yummy treats, delivered right to your door.
In 2018, the first ever meowfest helped facilitate on-site kitten adoptions and raised over $10,000 for the BC SPCA, Langley Animal Protection Society, New Westminster Animal Shelter and The Pet Education Project.
Headliners at this year’s event include:
Venus the Two Face Cat and Kitten Lady. Venus has over 1.7 million Instagram followers, an appearance on the today show, a feature article in National Geographic and meowfest marks her first ever appearance at a feline festival! Renowned kitten rescuer and animal advocate, Hannah Shaw, strives to create global change for cats everywhere. Hannah’s project, Kitten Lady provides educational resources and workshops on orphan kittens.
Photos: Venus (left) Kitten Lady (right)
Nala Cat and The Cat Photographer. Nala is a mega-cute Siamese Tabby mix who was rescued from a shelter when she was five months old. Now, at 3.8 million followers, Nala is the most famous cat on Instagram and was recently named a Top Influencer by Forbes. The Cat Photographer (Andrew Marttila) is an animal photographer best known for his captivating images of felines. His work documents the lives of celebrity cats, shelter cats, and house cats with intimate detail.
Photos: Nala Cat (left) The Cat Photographer (right)
iAmMoshow and The Dark Lord. Dad to five cats, iAmMoshow defied the odds to build a name for himself as the internet’s Cat Rapper. Through mewsic and social media, iAmMoshow is on a mission to inspire the world, and to never give up on your dreams. The Dark Lord (aka Arlo), his royal darkness, is the Lord of his household. Claiming to be the only (hairless sphynx) cat with “human knees”, The Dark Lord has officially gone viral.
Photos: iAmMoshow (left) The Dark Lord (right)
Klaus & Juno and Pudge. Klaus was adopted by Mick and his family from The Cat House in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is sweet as can be and his right ear lays flat due to possible damage from excessive scratching caused by ear mites, or perhaps a nasty fight. Klaus was well known as Oskar the Blind Cat’s best buddy, and now keeps busy with his younger sister, Juno the Blind Cat. Pudge is a girl with a fabulous mustache who is conquering the world of social media. One of her many talents include crafting on her YouTube channel, where she shows you how to make cat-centric DIY projects from toys for your cat, to cat accessories for yourself.
Photos: Klaus & Juno (left) Pudge (right)
All ticket sale proceeds of meowfest 2019 will be donated to Toronto Cat Rescue. Their mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia. Cats and kittens that have been rescued by Toronto Cat Rescue will be available onsite for adoption at meowfest!
A great event for a great cause. And the location is purrty pawsome too! What’s not to love! >^..^<
Photo: Toronto skyline
For the full schedule of events please see: meowfest.com/schedule.
Tickets available at: meowfest.com/tickets.
Event related photos courtesy of meowfest