Pet Events: Cat film festival, kitty trivia, bunny photos with the Grinch and more

Cat film festival

The people at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville say they are hosting Pittsburgh’s first week-long Cat Film Festival. It’s running Nov. 10-16 with shows starting at 6:45 or 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $7-$9.

The festival’s focal point is an original and locally made video, “Pittsburgh’s Pretty Kitties.” Local people sent in cat videos and Row House Cinema combined 160 clips into a 70-minute production that is “the most purr-fect, a-meow-zing and totally furtasic cat video,” according to a press release.

Videos will be judged for cutest, funniest, bravest or “most Yinzer.” Winners will be announced on the last day.

“Kedi,” a documentary about street cats in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the other films to be shown. For a full schedule and to buy tickets, go to

Cats trivia night

The second annual Meow Trivia Fundraiser is Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. at Bado’s restaurant, 307 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon.

For $25, you get pizza, pop, cheese tray and dessert as well as the trivia game and auctions. It’s all to benefit the Fluffy Jean Fund for Felines, which provides low-cost spay and neuter for cats in Washington County.

If you’re going, RSVP by emailing or call 724-941-5683 ext. 1.

Bunny photos

Multiple rescue organizations offer dog pictures with Santa. Rabbit Wranglers is having Bunny Photos with The Grinch on Nov. 19, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Catholic Youth Association Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main St., Lawrenceville (15201).

The requested donation is $10 per bunny. 

The nonprofit rescue helps local shelters by providing foster homes for rabbits, especially those with health issues or behavioral problems.

Pets for Vets

On Veterans Day weekend and at all times, the Animal Friends shelter in Ohio Township has special deals for veterans.

The Friends for Vets program offers “priceless adoptions” — meaning free — of dogs, cats and rabbits as well as discounts in the retail store and Animal Friends University classes.

Additional support is available in the Pets for Vets-Pittsburgh Chapter program. Carefully matched companion animals are trained to meet the needs of veterans who have post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

For further information, email or call Joanne Moore at 412-847-7030. 

— compiled by Linda Wilson Fuoco