Cat-apalooza

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly event as we celebrate National Cat Day at Mesquite. 

Panel of Cat Experts 1-2 PM
Meet PETE THE CAT from 2-3 PM
Crafts & STE/AM activities 1-3 PM
Be a Furever home to an adoptable cat!


Meet our Community Partners!  PetSmart, Arizona Humane Society, Home 'Fur' Good, and  Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Meet our panel of expurrts:

Kate Benjamin is the founder of Hauspanther LLC and editor of the popular cat style blog hauspanther.com. Hauspanther's mission is to spread the word about how good design can enhance the way we live with cats, improving our lives and the lives of our beloved feline companions. Kate specializes in helping people live stylishly with cats, bringing them product information and interior design tips to help Catify their homes. Kate also designs a line of innovative cat furniture in partnership with Primetime Petz.

Kate has been interviewed as a cat style expert by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and CBS Sunday Morning. She makes guest appearances on Jackson Galaxy’s hit show My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet and has co-authored two New York Times bestselling books with Galaxy, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!), and Catify To Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home.

Melissa Pruitt is the owner /founder of Arizona’s first and only cat cafe La Gattara Cat Lounge & Boutique, located in Tempe. Originally from Southern Illinois, Melissa made Arizona her home in 2001. Melissa (The Kitty Whisperer) is a Cat Behavior Consultant and has 6 cats, 1 dog, and is the human to Charlie Chaplin the Cat.


Loretta Isaac is co-founder of Home Fur Good Animal Rescue and Placement (HFG) and is currently a board member.  HFG is a non-profit, no kill shelter located in NE Phoenix.  HFG started in 2009 and will soon be celebrating it's 10th year in operation!  Loretta has over 20 years experience in the rescue world.  Although she holds degrees in Finance and Culinary Arts, and has worked in both fields, working with animals remains her passion.


Event Type(s): Books & Authors, Adult Education, Art & Exhibits, Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, Adults