Catcon 2018 in LA

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Added On August 7, 2018

  One of the world's biggest "cat-centric" conventions took place in Los Angeles over the weekend, attracting thousands of cat lovers to participate in the fun.

Beyond showcasing the latest in pet products and toys, the huge event also promoted kitty-cat pop culture in LA.
 
The 2018 annual CatCon was held over the weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Vendors and exhibitors sold products that met all possible cat-related needs, including fashion, art, accessories, and toys.
 
Fun activities like cat-drawing and cat-related cosplay made the convention a cheerful experience for everyone, both young and old.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): SOPHIA & ISABELLA, Visitors
Sophia: "They are so cute."
Isabella:"I love how they are rescuing cats, because some people are just dumping out cats because they like dogs better, that shouldn't be the option, you should love every animal."
 
To promote adoptions of discarded pets, the non-profit group Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, provided information about homeless and disowned cats in the greater Los Angeles area.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JAMIE HOLEMAN, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
"We did more than 150 cats and kittens adoptions last year, and we are hoping to do many many more this year."
 
People interested in getting a pet could share some time with cats looking for a new home, while volunteers provided information about the animals.
 
According to a 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet.