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Cat lovers gather in California for annual CatCon 

Cat ladies and cat gentleman, the third annual CatCon kicked off this weekend in California.

CatCon 2017 is well underway at the Pasadena Convention Center with over 27,000 feline enthusiasts expected to attend. 

The convention aims to unite cat care and cat pride, and breaks its mission down into four categories.

CatCon 2017 is underway at the Pasadena Convention Center 

The convention aims to debunk the 'Cat Lady myth' to show you can have cats and still be cool

The convention aims to debunk the ‘Cat Lady myth’ to show you can have cats and still be cool

Catnip anyone? Come on down and play around, be a cat for a day

Catnip anyone? Come on down and play around, be a cat for a day

WOOF, I mean meowwww

WOOF, I mean meowwww

Most importantly the convention wants people to know its better to save an animal's life by adopting from a shelter rather than shopping at a pet store 

Most importantly the convention wants people to know its better to save an animal’s life by adopting from a shelter rather than shopping at a pet store 

CatCon’s website says it would first like to: ‘Debunk the Cat Lady Myth by changing the negative perception of the ”crazy cat lady” and proving that it is possible to be hip, stylish, and have a cat, simultaneously.’

The convention also aims to supports shelters, promote adoption as opposed to shopping at a pet store to save animals who may otherwise euthanized. 

It also seeks to educate people about their furry feline friends, while providing entertainment with demos and discussions. 

The convention runs August 12 and 13 and will feature a host of meet and greets with famous cats including Lil Bub, vendors, SPCA cat adoptions and more. 

Cat cardboard cut outs, with DJ Kitty on the ones and twos

Cat cardboard cut outs, with DJ Kitty on the ones and twos

No fur, no problem, they have cat ear headbands for that 

No fur, no problem, they have cat ear headbands for that 

A couple that loves cats together... 

A couple that loves cats together… 

Play palace for the furry feline in your life

Play palace for the furry feline in your life

A purrrrfect place to find the toy you want for your pretty kitty

CatCon 2017 is underway in California

A purrrrfect place to find the toy you want for your pretty kitty 

There’s even a celebrity name attached to the convention this year, aside from Lil Bub of course. 

Proceeds from CatCon 2017 will go to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. 

The Vampire Diaries actor’s foundation aims to ’empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures,’ according to LAIst. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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