Meow-sician Deadmau5 Pounces On Just For Cats Film Festival
All of the cat-lovers and fanciers were in full force on Friday, April 17, at the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) Just For Cats Festival, co-presented by TIFF and hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
This year’s special guest was multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist, deadmau5, as well as Tempty, the cat photo bomber and his giant cat toys, for a special hour-long presentation of the best cat videos from the internet over the past year.
deadmau5 is the owner of two cats adopted from the Toronto Humane Society, Miss Nyancat and Professor Meowingtons Phd. Professor Meowingtons Phd is featured on the cover of multiple deadmau5 albums including “5 years of mau5”” and “Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax”. Because of his dedication to his cats and the Toronto Humane Society, deadmau5 stalked the red carpet at the Just For Cats Festival to flaunt his mad cat style… and to once again prove that guys who have cats are super hot!
“The Just For Cats Festival is an anticipated annual event for our organization, because it blends together fun and the importance of adoption,” said the CFHSChief Executive Officer, Barb Cartwright. “This festival is a celebration of cats and all things feline which is why we’re thrilled to have cat lover deadmau5 onsite. We hope the festival will inspire visitors to welcome a cat into their lives, and adopt.”
Sponsored by Temptations, the Just For Cats Festival is the only series of national festivals exclusively dedicated to celebrating cats and improving their well-being. The Festival highlights the human-cat bond and highlights the joys of providing a forever home to an adoptable cat. You can catch up with the Festival in Ottawa (June 13), Waterloo (June 18), Fredericton (June 19), and Saskatoon (June 21). More dates will soon be announced nationwide, including in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton. Part of the proceeds from the event will go towards improving cat welfare by supporting animal shelters throughout Canada.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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