Sunday, September 19, 2010

Only in Austin: Cats and Bats and feeding the homeless (people) of Austin

And the Oscar goes to ... Oscar?

It could happen.

Oscar is the creamy-dreamy colored cat pictured above in the cage, far right. The Austin Humane Society rescue could make it to the top in the household division at Cats and Bats: An Austin Tradition, the Austin Cat Fanciers' annual show running Oct 2-3 at the Palmer Events Center.

Oscar has led in the regional standings throughout this season's competitions. At least four other local felines rescues will be competing against Oscar.

The event -- the title is a mouthful -- The Austin Cat Fanciers' 41st Annual Championship and Household Pet Cat Show & Benefit for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, is recognized by The International Cat Show Association and features purebred and household pets.

A can food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Cat adoptions from Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary and Bat Outreach and Education from Conservation International.

A silent auction and raffle will feature items from local Austin businesses including The Driskill, Chuy's, Kerbey Lane, Mighty Fine Burgers, Franzetti Jewelers, Austin Java and Avant Salon.

For more info click here.


  1. Red cats do well in the Household Pet division

  2. Woohoo!! We hope to see everyone at the event this weekend! There are over 150 cats entered in the show.

    (Oscar's Mom)