CatVideoFest is a charitable nonprofit dedicated to bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. Each year, curator Will Braden creates a program of the best cat videos of the year, along with some classics and unique submissions.
Maiden Alley Cinema in Downtown Paducah is joining in the fun and screening these cute fur-filled movies on Sunday, March 10. The fun is happening from 4 - 5 pm at and tickets are just $8.
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. The 70-minute-reel of cat videos is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by anyone. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience that raises money for cats in need.
This is going to be a popular event peeps and we recommend getting your seat reserved in advance. Click Here to purchase tickets.
CatVideoFest is committed to raising awareness and money for cats in need around the world. A percentage of the proceeds from each event go to local animal shelters and/or animal welfare organizations. The funds raised in Paducah will go towards the care and feeding local cats by the McGangster’s. $1 of every ticket sold will benefit The McGangster's who work very hard advocating TNR (Trap Neuter Release). Homeless cats are found, spayed or neutered, and released. It helps to control the population and prevents suffering.
It was around 2010 when two local animal lovers spotted a group of cats near a Paducah restaurant and began feeding them daily.
Nine years later, the kind act has evolved into a local cause called The McGangsters. By helping to feed, care for and spay/neuter feral colonies, the small group is furthering its belief that animals have the right to live free of hunger and disease.
Founders Jim Gatlin and Kevin Headrick, both of Paducah, provide two meals to 75-85 cats per day, have placed 40-50 within a loving home, and have spayed or neutered at least 200. Together, the pair feed cats in six or seven locations around the city; Gatlin in the mornings and Headrick at night. They both have locations they visit individually, feeding groups of homeless and feral cats daily.
If you would like to help this organization by donating cat care products, food, vet services or cash here’s how to do it:
Vet money can be mailed or called-in to Animal Kare Center, 2625 Olivet Church Rd, Paducah KY 42001 - phone # 270.554.5273. Or, Ceglinski Animal Clinic, 5401 Blandville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 - phone # 270.554.0171. Please specify it is for the McGangsters. You can also drop off food at either vet and they will contact the group.
Shipping food from Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Chewy is very easy. Please add your name to the address so we will know who it is from. Mail to either Jim Gatlins TV (YOUR NAME), 203 North 8th St, Paducah, KY 42001. Or, Kevin Headrick (YOUR NAME), mc/o Pittsburgh Paints, 701 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42001.