Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco Named Official Presenting Sponsors for CatConLA 2016

LOS ANGELES — Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco  were named today the official presenting sponsors for the second annual CatCon, a global conference that celebrates groundbreaking products and ideas in art, design, fashion, pop culture and attitude.  CatConLA (catconla.com) will take place June 25 and 26, 2016, at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, in Los Angeles.

It’s like Comic-Con…but for cat people.

“There’s no doubt cats are unique, and we are thrilled to be part of this celebration of cats and everyone who loves them,” said Amanda Klemm, Marketing Director, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. “Even better, we’ll get to help hundreds of shelter cats find forever homes and encourage cat lovers to foster and volunteer with their local animal shelter.”

“For 50 years, Petco has celebrated the love between humans and their pets. We are proud to be partnering with

our friends at Hill’s® Science Diet® and the spcaLA to help bring this year’s CatConLA to life,” said Jenny Wolski, Vice President Category Marketing. “We can’t wait to see what amazing things this year’s CatConLA brings.”

As CatConLA’s presenting sponsors, Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco will join the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles in hosting the expo’s 2,000-square-foot adoption activation village, where more than 100 cats will be available for adoption.

“For the past 139 years, spcaLA has been part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and I can think of no partner more fitting than CatConLA 2016,” said Madeline Bernstein, President of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). “CatConLA 2016 will allow spcaLA to find new homes for adorable, adoptable cats, while at the same time serving to elevate the status of the companion cat.  We are honored that CatConLA 2016, Hill’s® Science Diet® and Petco chose to partner with us.”

Each new cat parent will receive a special gift bag with samples and coupons  for both the new parent and their new adoptee, valued at more than $650 in savings from Petco & Hill’s® Science Diet®.

The 2016 convention will showcase seminars and special activities, such as Speed Dating for Cat Lovers and Pur-ditation Stations (where meditation meets information).  There will also be meet and greets with some of the biggest names in the cat world, including Lil BUB and her dude, Mike Bridavsky; Pudge; and Nala. In addition, CatConLA will have three exclusive screenings of the Walker Art Center’s ‘Cat Video Festival.’

Tickets for CatConLA go on sale in March 2016.

Saturday, June 25: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, June 26: 10am – 4pm

The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Press Contacts:

CatConLA: Press@catconla.com

Hill’s Pet Nutrition: Edisa_Chacin@hillspet.com

Petco: Megan.Oxford@petco.com

spcaLA: abustilloz@spcala.com

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hill’s’ mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. The right nutrition combined with the devotion of veterinary professionals can transform the lives of pets; and healthier and happier pets can transform the lives of pet parents. Hill’s is dedicated to pioneering research and groundbreaking nutrition for dogs and cats based on a scientific understanding of their specific needs. HILL’S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL’S® Science Diet® and HILL’S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold through veterinarians and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about Hill’s, our products and our nutritional philosophy, visit us at Hillspet.com, Hillsvet.com or Facebook, keywords “Hill’s Pet Nutrition.”
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Celebrating 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,400 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 120 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
About spcaLA
Since 1877, spcaLA has been the premiere independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California.  There is no national SPCA, parent organization, or umbrella group that provides financial support to spcaLA.  Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education, and a variety of shelter services.