Press Release: Το πρώτο Φεστιβάλ «Internet Cat Video» στην Ελλάδα, είναι πραγματικότητα!January 19, 2014
Thanks for making Athens’ first internet cat video festival a success!February 8, 2014
On Sunday February 2, NGO Nine Lives Greece – οι Εφτάψυχες, in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, USA, and Six Dogs, presents Greece’s very first Internet Cat Video Festival: a chance to enjoy the most popular, hilarious, playful feline internet stars from around the world, in a one-hour compilation film.
The Festival, which will be presented by MTV Greece VJ and cat-lover Jenny Theona, opens its doors at 5pm, at Six Dogs, for two screenings: the first at 5.30pm and the second at 7pm. Entry tickets cost 4 euros for adults (2 euros for children), and refreshments and cat-souvenirs will be available on sale. All proceeds from the event go straight into veterinary care and feeding programmes for street cat colonies.
The first Athens Internet Cat Video Festival marks the launch of Nine Lives Greece’s World Spay Month initiative, a public awareness campaign supported by communications sponsor MTV Greece. World Spay Month spotlights the importance of spaying/neutering stray and owned
animals alike, as the only proven, effective and humane way to reduce stray cat populations and improve their everyday quality of life.
The Internet Cat Video Festival was set up in 2012 in Minneapolis, USA, by the Walker Art Center. Their second edition, in 2013, launched a world tour that is now, for the first time, coming to Greece.
Nine Lives Greece are expecting you on Sunday 2nd February at Six Dogs, along with Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Henri the Existentialist Cat, and many more four-pawed internet stars!
Six Dogs, 6-8 Avramiotou Street, Monastiraki.
Nine Lives Greece – Οι Εφτάψυχες is a registered non-profit organisation in Greece that helps cats now, through feeding and care, and for the future, by neutering and rehoming. On a daily basis, the volunteers of Nine Lives Greece feed and offer veterinary care to over 300 street cats in central Athens, while each year veterinarians working with Nine Lives Greece neuter over 1,000 stray cats. Recognized by the World Health Organization as the only effective way to reduce overpopulation of strays, Nine Lives Greece operates trap-neuter-return programmes throughout central Athens and offers assistance to help feeders in other areas get cat colonies sterilised. At the same time, the society tries to find responsible homes for as many cats and kittens as possible. Find out more about the NGO at www.ninelivesgreece.com or on the Facebook community page Nine Lives Greece.