2012 No More Homeless Pets National Conference

Just two more days to take advantage of the early-bird registration rate of $275!

And Vox Felina readers can save an additional $25 by entering the discount code “Wolf.” Simply visit the conference website, and click on “Register Now.” (When asked for payment information, be sure to use your discount code.)

Among this year’s speakers are Jackson Galaxy, star of My Cat From Hell and author of Cat Daddy, Ellen Jefferson, executive director of Austin Pets Alive!, Christi Metropole, founder and executive director of Stray Cat Alliance, and Becky Robinson, co-founder and president of Alley Cat Allies.

And, for those hard-core attendees who stick around until Sunday…

Laura Nirenberg, legislative analyst for Best Friends’ Focus on Felines campaign, Lisa Tudor, Director of Development and Outreach, the Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia (FACE), and I will be presenting Taking It to the Street (Cats): Grassroots Advocacy for Community Cats Sunday morning. (Apologies in advance to those who will be staying out too late Saturday night!)

Hope to see you there!

When: October 25–28, 2012
Where: Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
$275 early-bird rate ($325 after September 19)

For updates and additional information, check out the conference Facebook page. Questions? conferences@bestfriends.org.

TNR In Prime Time

“We need to explode the concept of what a cat guy looks like, what a cat girl looks like,” argues Jackson Galaxy in his book, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean. “We need a country literally full of cat guys and cat girls, bikers, politicians, clergy, and everyone in between, in order to keep millions from dying without homes.”

In Jackson’s case, the look includes a shaved head, sculpted facial hair, enormous earrings, and loads of tattoos. On last week’s episode of his wildly successful show, My Cat From Hell (which you can watch online), he revealed a new accessory: a humane trap. Read more

You Make a Statement, RCTees Will Make a Donation

Three reasons to sign up for Jackson Galaxy’s e-mail list:

  1. You’ll be supporting Jackson, a tireless advocate for all cats—including those living on the streets. (In May, he took time out of his crazy schedule to help raise money for Spay/Neuter Hotline’s TNR program here in Arizona.)
  2. You’ll learn how to better understand your cats’ behaviors—and how to change them—from the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. Happier cats, happier guardians—you get the idea.
  3. You’ll learn about deals like this one. For all of July, the folks at RCTees are donating $2.00 from every purchase of their Real Men Love Cats design to Much Love Animal Rescue. The shirt—a favorite of Jackson’s—is available in men’s and women’s sizes, short- and long-sleeve, and a variety of colors.

You’re welcome.

Special Event: Downtown L.A.

Later this week, I’ll be joining Kate Benjamin, the woman behind Moderncat and Moderncat Studio, and Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist extraordinaire and host of My Cat From Hell, for this month’s Meow Mingle Cat Social at Pussy & Pooch pet boutique.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, please stop by and say hello!

When: Wednesday, May 25; 6:00pm–8:00pm
Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar; 564 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (map)