Paw It Forward NYC, A Cat Party For Cat People
New York City's third annual Paw It Forward fundraiser is upon us! Featuring a 3-hour open bar, tons of awesome prizes up for grabs, a goodie bag filled with over $35 worth of swag, a free cat-themed (DUH!) photo booth, and some of your favorite cat Instagrammers IRL - it's all happening Saturday, October 14th, 2017. This one is in the works to be the best one yet!
Not only am I dutifully reporting this event to all you cat lovers out there, I am also a part of the planning committee for this event so I can tell you firsthand that this year's Paw It Forward NYC is bound to be one for the books!
Included with your ticket, guests can look forward to:
- A 3-hour full open bar with cat-themed drinks (examples: The "Whiskery" Sour and the Pink Panther)
- 10 free raffle tickets to bid on the evening's prizes
- A free cat-themed "photo booth"
- A goodie bag worth over $35 including cat toys, treats, and coupons
- Meeting tons of like-minded cat people (including some of your faves from Instagram!)
Paw It Forward started simply as a way to get the humans behind Instagram-famous cats together in real life. The turnout for the first meet up in New York City was so amazing and had so much momentum that it's since turned into an annual cat-stravaganza that has raised over $10,000 for local cat rescues since its inception!
I personally haven't been in the cat blogging game for THAT long - just shy of 2 years - I mean, let's get real here, before I started my cat blog I didn't even KNOW cat blogging was a THING.... but I digress. Last year, I heard about it on Instagram, and even though I knew I wouldn't know anyone there, I decided to go on a whim. I went in literally knowing no one and walked out of the event having met so many friendly cat people - many of whom I have developed amazing friendships with since then!
Anywayyyy... that's one of the reasons I'm so excited to be helping plan this exceptional event. For the raffle prizes this year, we've garnered sponsors from some of the coolest top brands in the pet space - including some of our big ticket sponsors:
-Red Roof Inn
and MANY more (for the full list check out our sponsor page)
All of the proceeds from this year's event will go directly to KittyKind, a no-kill, all-volunteer rescue shelter here in NYC. Fun fact: KittyKind also supplies Meow Parlour, NYC's first cat cafe, with all of their adoptable kitties!
We've been having too much fun promoting this event on Instagram:
In addition to product donations to the event raffle, some sponsors have donated monetarily to KittyKind, and Wellness Pet Food even sent an overwhelming donation of food and supplies directly to KittyKind!
Check out and RSVP to our Facebook event page - and just for That Cat Blog readers, a sneak peek of the goodie bag, uhm, BAGS:
Please join us for this worthy cause - you can purchase tickets here. We hope to see you at our cat-tastic cat party!
Paw It Forward NYC
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7-10 PM
$50 advance purchase or $60 at the door
Dewey's Pub, 135 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001
See you there!