Cat lovers descend on Los Angeles CatCon and 176 cats are adopted

Best Friends Animal Society participates in the 2019 CatCon in Pasadena, California, as the official adoption partner. Nearly 200 cats are adopted.
By Nicole Hamilton

Once every year, thousands of cat lovers from across the globe come together in Pasadena, California, for CatCon, a convention dedicated to all things feline and featuring the latest, greatest products and ideas for cats and their people.

It was an epic event for both people and cats, thanks to the CatCon Adoption Village, which featured adoptable cats from Best Friends, official adoption partner of CatCon 2019, and three NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) Coalition partner rescue groups: Spay/Neuter Project LA (SNP LA), Heaven on Earth and Michelson Found Animals.

By the end of the two-day event, about 176 cats and kittens from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles and the three rescue groups had found homes. And since it’s kitten season, these adoptions, combined with those from adoption events like CatCon, free up space at shelters for other homeless cats.

Wondering what a day at CatCon looks like? Luckily, Best Friends volunteer photographer Todd Roisman was there to capture all the feline fun.

Woman playing with a yellow wand toy with a kitten

Woman holding two kittens in front of a CatCon Adoption Village sign

Smiling woman holding a chocolate point Siamese kitten

Man wearing a Bob Ross T-shirt holding a small calico kitten

Young girl wearing cat ears updating adoption numbers at CatCon on a dry erase board

Overjoyed children looking at kittens in kennels

Woman wearing cat ears holding a tabby kitten

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Best Friends in Los Angeles works collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals, all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, manages two pet adoption centers, and leads the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative. Together, we will Save Them All.

Photos by Todd Roisman