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NYC Cat Rescue to Host Farewell Screening of the World-Famous Walker Internet Cat Video Festival

June 8, 2016

KittyKind Inc, an all-volunteer animal welfare organization and one of the oldest cat adoption groups in New York City, will be hosting a farewell screening of the wildly popular Walker Internet Cat Video Festival June 29th and 30th. Produced by Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, the Internet Cat Video Festival began in 2012 as a “communal experience” for fans of the online phenomenon of viral cat videos. What resulted is nothing short of a sensation. After beginning an international tour in 2013, the Walker Internet Cat Video Festival has attracted crowds of tens of thousands around the world for four straight years.

Unfortunately, KittyKind’s screening of the Internet Cat Video Festival, which will take place at Anthology Film Archives from 7:30 to 9:30pm on Wednesday June 29th and Thursday June 30th, is the last time the Walker Internet Cat Video Festival will ever be in New York City. “We think that cat videos will live on without us, and we’re really excited for other people to take up the mantle and program their own festivals,” Walker Art Center design director Emmet Byrne told the Star Tribune earlier this year.

The Walker Internet Cat Video Festival is a 70 minute compilation of videos curated by Will Braden, creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos, and includes the most touching, hilarious and artistic internet cat videos of our time. There will be complimentary beverages, wine, and hors d’oeuvres following the screening, from 9 to 9:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres are generously provided by East Village favorite Lil’ Frankie’s. All ages are welcome and cat attire is strongly encouraged! Proceeds of this screening will benefit KittyKind and provide life-saving support for cats awaiting adoption. Tickets can be purchased at

Though New York City is saying goodbye to the Walker Internet Cat Video Festival, the Walker Art Museum has donated its internet cat archives to the Minneapolis Historical Society and rumors of the next phase in the festival’s life (a new CatVidFest) are already purr-collating. Says KittyKind President Marianne Mathieu, “KittyKind experiences how powerful the love of cats can be in uniting the community every day.  We are honored the Walker Art Center has chosen us as a partner for the farewell tour of the Internet Cat Video Festival. The Internet Cat Video Festival will help us to save many animal lives. We know there are exciting things in store for these incredible internet cat archives in the future.”

To learn more visit or call KittyKind at 212-726-2652.

Broadway Barks!

August 19, 2012

Everything went really well at Broadway Barks.  We raised some money and we did not have any adoptions, however two people expressed interest in Homer and said they may return to the Adoption Center to see him.  Also, Kismet and the two kittens were the ONLY cats featured in the Mayor’s Alliance facebook photos!

The volunteers were fantastic.  Thanks so much to everyone who helped with this event!


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Here’s our update on our March Kitty Koncert :)

June 9, 2012
Our March Kitty Koncert turned out to be a great success!  Through the efforts of KittyKind volunteers, the superb musicians, print companies, designers, silent auction donors, food & wine donors, financial donors and of course, the wonderful patrons the event was magical.  We raised nearly $2600 to help support

our efforts to provide every cat we rescue with food, shelter, medical care, a safe place to rest his or her head, and most importantly, a reason to purr.  It is only through the support of people like all of you that made this event successful that we can continue to make an important difference in the lives of lost, abandoned, and abused cats.  So a very big THANK YOU to everyone!!

Are you busy March 10, 2012? If not check out our KittyKoncert!

February 16, 2012

Check out our “Extra Special Adoption Event” on January 14th & 15th!

January 9, 2012

Come join us for the new year for our Extra Special Adoption Event (1/14-15/12)

December 12, 2011

Next weekend is Whiskers in Wonderland :)

December 12, 2011

Come and see hundreds of cute furry friends waiting to get adopted this upcoming weekend! We will be there with our cats. Will you be there? Click here for details!

Come check out the ‘Cat Film Festival’ this weekend!!! :)

October 13, 2011


featuring Miranda July’s THE FUTURE

(check out the flyer here: Cat Fest Flyer!)

Dear fellow cats and cat lovers,
My name is Marcel because of my French heritage but I am a New Yorker tabby cat,
absolutely bilingual as was my beloved adoptive father Petitloup, who created CHAT
D’OEUVRES, the „ rst NY cat art „ lm festival, in 2009.
Now, according to his will, I am the new artistic director of CHAT D’OEUVRES – a pun
in French, whereby chef d’oeuvre or masterpiece, is turned into Chat (cat), since many
cats have been the subject of artists’ oeuvres.
Ž is year we will screen a bunch of amazing „ lms and videos from Europe and the
U.S. that feature our international cat brethren. Jonas Mekas, Anthology’s tremendous
founder and artistic director, will show something special for this event, and Robert
Storr, the Dean of Yale University, will introduce an exceptional document of famous
artists Mondrian, Duchamp, and Calder playing with a ki” en…
Ž e program will also include a number of never-released shorts and vigne” es.
Acclaimed artists Tracey Emin, Michel Auder, and Rob Wynne, all of whom contributed
to the „ rst festival, asked me to bring the festival back. I received such enthusiastic
responses from artists and „ lmmakers that many of them – agnès b, Joan Jonas, Paul-
Armand Ge” e, Anne Deleporte, Eleanor Hubbard, etc – have turned their cameras
on their favorite felines and created original „ lms for this second edition of CHAT
Marcel, artistic director
Les Films du Siamois

Bar 82’s De-Flea Market & Happy Hour Benefitting Kitty Kind!

May 29, 2011

Save this date and come join us for some fun! Invite all your friends, family and fellow kitty cat lovers!

For more info check out the event on our Facebook!

Free Spay/Neuter on February 19, 2011!!!

February 12, 2011