Last Updated on: June 7, 2019 by Ingrid King
The third annual Cat Camp NYC took place at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City this past weekend. The event brought together cat lovers from all over the world for a weekend of fun, learning, and inspiration. The focus of Cat Camp is, and always has been, on empowering attendees to realize how powerful each individual is when it comes to improving cats’ lives – whether it’s their own cats, cats in their community, and cats in general. And it’s so much fun!
Presentation topics ranged from TNR and rescue to cat photography to how to communicate with your veterinarian. Breakout sessions included presentations on how to reduce stress for shelter cats, fostering cats, dealing with petting aggression, and much, much more. The event also featured mini camp sessions ranging from cat bingo to making kitten condos and more.
I hosted a Q&A session on Saturday morning, and I was on two behavior panels with Jackson Galaxy, Mikel Delgado and Beth Adelman. One of the attendees posted the tweet below after attending one our our sessions, which cracked me up:
And of course, there were plenty of vendors featuring a wonderful mix of products for cats and their humans.
You can see some of my favorite products above and below. Look for more information on many of them here on The Conscious Cat in the coming weeks.
There were adoptable cats from several New York area rescue groups, including this gorgeous tortie girl in the top left corner. I happened to meet her adopter, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to share an update on how Rowena settled into her new home.
The event ended with an inspirational keynote by host Jackson Galaxy, reminding attendees just how much cats enrich our lives in so many different ways, and encouraging everyone to find ways to make a difference for cats in their communities and beyond.
I can’t wait until next year!
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.