Celebrating Cats and the People Who Love Them

Hill’s ® Science Diet ® and Petco were named the official presenting sponsors for the second annual CatCon, a global conference that celebrates groundbreaking products and ideas in art, design, fashion, pop culture and attitude. CatConLA (catconla.com) will take place June 25 and 26, 2016, at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, in Los Angeles.
It’s like Comic-Con…but for cat people.
“There’s no doubt cats are unique, and we are thrilled to be part of this celebration of cats and everyone who loves them,” said Amanda Klemm, Marketing Director, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. “Even better, we’ll get to help hundreds of shelter cats find forever homes and encourage cat lovers to foster and volunteer with their local animal shelter."
“For 50 years, Petco has celebrated the love between humans and their pets. We are proud to be partnering with our friends at Hill’s ® Science Diet ® and the spcaLA to help bring this year’s CatConLA to life,” said Jenny Wolski, Vice President Category Marketing. “We can’t wait to see what amazing things this year’s CatConLA brings.”
As CatConLA’s presenting sponsors, Hill’s ® Science Diet ® and Petco will join the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles in hosting the expo’s 2,000-square-foot adoption activation village, where more than 100 cats will be available for adoption.
“For the past 139 years, spcaLA has been part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and I can think of no partner more fitting than CatConLA 2016,” said Madeline Bernstein, President of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). “CatConLA 2016 will allow spcaLA to find new homes for adorable, adoptable cats, while at the same time serving to elevate the status of the companion cat. We are honored that CatConLA 2016, Hill’s ® Science Diet ® and Petco chose to partner with us.”
Each new cat parent will receive a special gift bag with samples and coupons for both the new parent and their new adoptee, valued at more than $650 in savings from Petco & Hill’s® Science Diet®.
The 2016 convention will showcase seminars and special activities, such as Speed Dating for Cat Lovers and Purr-ditation Stations (where meditation meets information) and a beauty bar (for humans) offering cat eye makeup and caticures (manicures with cat decals). There will also be meet and greets with some of the biggest names in the cat world, including Lil BUB and her dude, Mike Bridavsky; Pudge; and Nala. In addition, CatConLA will have three exclusive screenings of the Walker Art Center’s ‘Internet Cat Video Festival.’
Tickets for CatConLA go on sale in March 2016.
Saturday, June 25: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, June 26: 10am – 4pm
The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007