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April 11, 2013 at 4:25 PM

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The cat's meow: Fun events for fans of felines

It's a purrfectly good time of year for those that love cats. Here's a roundup of events and programs including the Average Joe Cat Show (check out the photo contest), Fabulous Felines adoption event and a kitten shower.

Feline Fridays: Every Friday, Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road N.W., Silverdale. Adoption fees are dropped for cats 1 year and older at the shelter. There is a $30 microchip ID fee.

Fabulous Felines: Noon-3 p.m. April 13, Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St., Seattle. This Seattle Animal Shelter adoption event showcases cats and kittens that are ready to move from foster care to forever homes. Adoption prices ($45-$135 plus applicable license fees) include initial vaccinations, deworming, testing for feline leukemia, microchip ID and spaying or neutering.

Kitten Shower and Foster Program Open House: 1 p.m. April 20, Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road N.W., Silverdale. Visit Kitsap Humane's Training Center to learn about the kitten foster program and how to care for a kitten. There will be refreshments, games and contests. Thinking about donating an item for the busy kitties? Click here to see the wish list. See the Kitsap Humane website for event details.

Make it a Double Play: Through April 30, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue. Adopt two adult cats for $25. Click here for details on the adoption process.

Average Joe Cat Show: May 4, Spartan Recreation Center, 202 N.E. 185th St., Shoreline. Purrfect Pals' 10th annual event celebrates our feline friends with contests, a silent auction and vendor booths. The photo contest captures cats in their finest and sometimes not so fine moments. Click here to see the photo contest entries. Donations of cat food and supplies will be collected at the show. Items also can be shipped directly to the shelter through its wish list on


Every contestant gets a ribbon at the Average Joe Cat Show. (Photo courtesy of Purrfect Pals).

The following item is a reminder that many cats are more than just lap warmers or stars of funny videos.

Barncats "R" Us: A Regional Animal Services of King County program rehomes outdoor cats to barns and garages as rodent hunters. Find out more about the program on the website.

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