You’ve Got a Furry Friend in Me: Cat Fest 2019

Have you been dying to get a new pet or want a night out that ends up benefiting the greater good? Cat Family Records, a non-profit label that gives a platform for independent artists, is holding a free adoption event. They are partnering with Black Cats and Old Dogs. Black Cats and Old Dogs is a nonprofit rescue that saves animals in danger of being euthanized. Their mission is giving chances to every animal no matter the breed, age or size. Cat Fest is one of the ways they give these little critters a second chance.

Courtesy: Cat Family Records

Cat Fest will be taking place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Railroad Square. The independent music artists from Cat Family Records will be performing while animals from Black Cats and Old Dogs will be available for adoption. There will be five stages throughout Railroad Square. Some artists performing include Beach Bunny, Boys Who Cry and Emily Gabriel! With many options of entertainment, one will be able to find something they love at this event. There will also be food and retail vendors throughout the spot.

If you’ve been meaning to get a new pet or would just like to show support for the philanthropy done by Black Cats and Old Dogs, this would be the way to do so. All profits, donations and sponsorships received during the event will go towards supporting Black Cats and Old Dogs. Even though this event is completely free, donations are being asked to keep this organization doing what it does best-saving the lives of animals across the state. A t-shirt and poster are being given to those that donate at least $15. Donations and adoptions go toward many different areas of the rescue process. It allows the organization to provide for new rescue pets and gives them space for them. The Tallahassee Animal Service takes in over 10,000 rescues a year and this small organization is doing all that it can to save many from being euthanized. This means that every dollar and every adoption counts.

Courtesy: Photo by Agatha on Unsplash

In 2017, around 722 people that RSVPed on Facebook went. Currently, over one thousand people have listed that they are interested on Facebook which is great for all the animals and the organizations hosting the event. The larger the crowd, the more lives can be changed through this benefit. If in search of a new best friend or a night out, the Cat Fest is an option to look into! To get more information or stay up to date, the Facebook event can be found here. Animal and music lovers can unite in this event to make a difference in the community. Listen to some tunes, play with some pups or cats and have a nice night out on the town.

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