Best Friends Hosts aCATemy Awards

Sun, Feb 27, 2011

Animal Welfare

We know who the real stars are! And last week Best Friends Animal Society made it clear by hosting the aCATemy Awards, two ultra glamorous adoption events in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Tonight’s festivities will have nothing on this star-studded feline event, plus lots of kitties went home with new families, what could be better?

At each event, guests entered on the red carpet decorated with the names of the feline celebs, including Denzel Pawshington, Will Feral, Cindy Clawford, and Cat Winslet. Inside 200 cats were awaiting the purrparazzi and a new forever home.

Each adoption was a grand event, with family members receiving a special aCATemy Award statue and having their photos taken with the newest star of the family.

At the Los Angeles event, the lucky kitties enjoyed Scratch Lounges donated to keep them comfy in their cages at the event and make them feel right at home in their new houses. (Stay tuned for more information about the Scratch Lounge!)

What a wonderful star-studded event, and I have to say, these furry outfits are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen at an awards ceremony!

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14 Responses to “Best Friends Hosts aCATemy Awards”

  1. 1
    blanket

    Oooh that’s fun! Love the aCATemy award statues and the video even better :D

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    nica

    What an awesome idea for an adoption event! Adopting a new pet is always exciting but this is add an extra element of fun and leaves people with a great story to tell. Very creative! I would love to go to an event like this. :)

  3. 3
    Diana

    Okay, yeah, it’s a bit corny… but it WORKED, and some kitties went home, so it’s awesome. And I am in love with the tiny fedora on the black cat.

  4. 4
    Alda

    This was funny and a great idea. Cute kitties.
    Alda, Fl

  5. 5
    jmuhj

    MUCH more beauty, style and talent than will ever be seen at the event by which this is inspired. It’s a privilege to adopt a cat, and I hope many found loving, FOREVER homes at this event — and that there will be many more events designed to promote the adoption of the most beautiful and loving beings on earth — CATS!

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    Shadie Kaye's Mom

    What an pawsome way to show case de Kittehs!

    Thank you for sharing this …
    =^..^=

  8. 8
    Eden

    That looks like it would be so much fun! A big kudos to Best Friends for putting on such a memorable and successful event!

  9. 9
    Donna

    HAHAHA!!! THAT is GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!! What a FANTASTIC way to find all those furry furriends new homes!! I enjoyed everything about this article, right down to the names of the kitties, and that AWESOME pic of the guy AND kitty in matching Fedoras!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the BIG SMILE!!!!! >^..^<

  10. 10
    kari

    hey everyone!
    yes cats and kittens alike found new homes during the event! At the LA event, 56 cats were adopted and 11 went into rescues for a total of 67 lives saved! At the New Jersey event which was a much smaller event this year, 24 cats were adopted – so in all 91 lives saved from the event in one week! Stay tuned for the same event next year! you can check out upcoming events at events.bestfriends.org – and big thanks to all of our shelter and rescue partners and our fabulous volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without them!

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    Jean McCarthy

    Kudos to Best Friends…..that was pawsome!! I hope so many kitties went home to furever lovin’ homes.

  13. 13
    Scratch Lounge

    The event in Los Angeles went really well, but there are still some deserving kitties looking for homes. Please help if you can!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=41946&id=158346247546414&fbid=169624373085268

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    Christine

    I love this event. Not only was it super cute and funny it was successful. Great job on the creativity Best Friends!


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