To celebrate World Animal Day on October 4, the Glebe foreshore in Sydney became extra pet-friendly with a two-day festival called Reigning Cats and Dogs. Hosted by RSPCA NSW, this event was split into two days – one for the dogs and the other for the cats.
Rescue Me was a mass rehoming day for dogs that saw animal welfare and rescue groups coming together to find deserving dogs homes. It was a great success. The supporters, potential adopters and rescue groups that attended had nothing but positive feedback for the event. We had a total of 31 adoptions on the day with another 91 dogs looking like they will find their forever families as a result of the event.
The RSPCA Internet Cat Film Furstival on day two was also a huge winner, exceeding all our expectations. This event featured over an hour of short digital films about cats. A whopping 1,958 cat lovers attended the event – many dressed as felines. There are obviously a lot of crazy cat people out there and it’s so exciting we are now able to give our supporters what they’ve been asking for – an event for cats!
Next year we want heaps more Aussie content. So if you have a kooky, curious or plain cute cat, please send us footage today. You can go here to submit your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who knows, you might feature in next year’s festival – yes it’s coming back!
Over both days, we are happy to report that we raised $100,726.65!
Check out our Short Tails for a wrap up of the event: http://rspcashorttails.com.au/reigning-cats-and-dogs/
Check out the official photos from Rescue Me and Cat Film Furstival on Flickr.
ClawBag – Event Partner, Cat Film Furstival: http://www.clawbag.com.au
Moonlight Cinemas – Event Partner, Cat Film Furstival: http://www.moonlight.com.au/
Thanks to all Volunteers
A huge thank you must go to all our volunteers. You gave up all or part of your weekend to help out at the festival. We are so lucky to have such passionate animal lovers who can pitch in when we need it. Whether you walked an excited puppy or placed temporary cat tattoos on someone dressed as a tiger, you helped us raise awareness and donations for the cause. Thank you, thank you, thank you.