In 2021, Australians owned an estimated 4.9 million pet cats with a staggering 24% obtained during the pandemic. Today, pet ownership is up 8% since 2019 and companionship remains the top motivation for new cat owners*.
With a new wave of passionate feline families in our midst, the return of the Melbourne Cat Lovers Festival this winter couldn’t be better timed. Almost three years since the last event was staged, organisers have been purring to educate, entertain and inspire the cat community at an all-new home, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Show Founder and CEO, Jason Humphris said “Anyone with a deep love for cats or seeking a better understanding of these curious and enigmatic creatures can celebrate their shared passion at Australia’s largest feline-focused festival, right in the heart of Melbourne.”
“The timing is ideal to provide the surging number of ‘cat parents’ with trusted, reliable information from the country’s very best feline experts. We are indebted to the loyal exhibitors and the cat loving community who are excited to be returning to our live event with pre-sale tickets selling out in record time!” says Humphris.
*Source: Animal Medicines Australia 2021 Report: Pets & the Pandemic: A social research snapshot of pets and people in COVID-19 era