Best Friends Animal Society, Much Love Animal Rescue Team Up to Promote ACATemy Awards This Weekend

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What do a biker, a boxer, a bartender and a golfer have in common? Other than presumably healthy testosterone levels, each possesses something small and hairy - and they're darn proud of it. They have cats.

The other thing these guys have in common is a manly desire to invite everyone out to Best Friends Animal Society's star-studded ACATemy Awards adoption event this Saturday inside the Hotel Palomar, 10740 Wilshire Blvd. at Selby Ave., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This luminous and large-scale event will feature more than 200 adoptable cats from Los Angeles County shelters and Los Angeles Animal Services.

These cat guys (and they're not ashamed to say it), along with their little feline friends, are the stars of a hilarious, clever series of shorts called, "It's Okay to Be a Cat Guy."

Much Love Animal Rescue, the creator of the "It's Okay to Be a Cat Guy" campaign, is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society L.A. to spread the word about the ACATemy Awards and was generous enough to loan out their cat guys. At least two of the stars of the short films will be attending the event. Marc Robertson, the boxer, and Christopher Coppola, the biker, along with cat, Biker Cat-in matching Fedoras-will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos with adoring fans.

All cat guys, and gals, and anyone looking for their own Best Supporting Feline, are invited to attend the ACATemy Awards, complete with rain-proof "cat walk" and red carpet, and covered valet parking in front of the hotel. More information about the event can be found on the Best Friends L.A. events page at //

Mark Moll and Ghost Robot donated the creation of the Cat Guy shorts as part of Cat Guy Week, last week's adoption promotion designed to lure men - and women--into the local shelters to find a furry friend and save cats' lives. The ACATemy Awards has become an extension of this effort, featuring many of the fabulous felines who have so far been snubbed by potential pet parents.

Best Friends works with humane groups all across the country to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets®.

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 355,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,200 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit