The Cat's Meow

Jul21
  • Date: 7/21/2022
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Rewind Hotel & Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
    6075 Mills Civic Park Way
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact:
ARL Events (events@arl-iowa.org)

cats meow

July 21, 2022

at Rewind Hotel & Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

It's The Purr-fect Paw-ty! 

The Cat's Meow is back! Reserve your seat for the ARL's biggest & best cat event of the year! The love and care for pets provided by the ARL would not be possible without generous individuals - just like YOU! 

Join us to celebrate all things cats and kittens with an evening of beverages like meow-mosa's, appetizers, remember the evening in our ARL photo booth, witness our celebrity cats strut down the cat walk, and snuggle a few kittens in our Kitten Cuddle Lounge! 

Tickets & Tables

General Admission — $40

Purr-ferred Friends — $60

Very Important Purr-son (VIP) — $90

Appetizers 

Event Activities (photo booth, Kitten Cuddle Lounge, etc)

Appetizers

Event Activities (photo booth, Kitten Cuddle Lounge, etc)

Champagne Greeting

ARL Souvenir Wine Glass

Appetizers

Event Activities (photo booth, Kitten Cuddle Lounge, etc)

Champagne Greeting 

ARL Souvenir Wine Glass

Early entry to Kitten Cuddle Lounge 

Ticket to Wine & Cheese Pairing with the ARL (date TBD)

Table of 10 Furr-ends — $450

Very Important Purr-son (VIP) Table  — $950

Appetizers 

Event Activities (photo booth, Kitten Cuddle Lounge, etc)

Reserved seating for 10

Two bottles of House Wine for the table

Appetizers 

Event Activities (photo booth, Kitten Cuddle Lounge, etc)

Champagne Greeting 

ARL Souvenir Wine Glass

Early entry to Kitten Cuddle Lounge 

Ticket to Wine & Cheese Pairing with the ARL (date TBD)

Premier location reserved seating for 10

Two bottles of House Wine for the table 

Sponsor A Celebrity Cat 

When you sponsor a homeless cat, you'll be saving even more lives. As kitten season continues, we see an increase of litters coming into the shelter. On average, it cost $100 to care for one litter for just one day (including medical care, food and supplies).

Your support helps us continue to care for cats and kittens of all sizes - from teeny, baby bottle kittens to senior cats who need a little extra TLC. As a Cat Sponsor, you will be recognized during the Celebrity Cat Walk. 

Schedule of Events

5:30 PM - Check-in opens (lobby bar and patio open)

6:00 PM - Catty Hour begins and ballroom opens

  • Early entry to the Kitten Cuddle for VIP's begins
  • Photo booth open, raffle items available for viewing, appetizers available and more!

7:00 PM - Program begins. Includes: 

  • Welcome message by CEO, Tom Colvin, and Board President & Cat Behaviorist, Carol Griglione.
  • Whisker and Tails (our version of Heads or Tails!). Buy into the game prior to the program start and you could win a 50/50 cash prize.
    • How it works:  All participants who buy in will be asked to stand up at the beginning of the game and select either “whiskers" or “tails” by displaying your whisker prop— or your tail prop! Then, we'll flip a coin and participants whose choice matches the coin flip stay standing. The last person standing wins! 
  • Draw raffle winners
  • Celebrity Cat Walk

8:00 PM - Event concludes 

Register for Event
 

Contribute to the Cat's Meow!

Want to sponsor this event, or donate raffle items? We're seeking items such as gift cards to businesses, experiences, raffle baskets and more! Find more ideas here.
  • Gift Certificates or gift cards

  • Home improvement items

  • Tickets to local events

  • Animal-themed artwork

  • Services

  • Themed gift baskets

  • Lawn and Landscaping

Donations will be accepted through July 15, 2022, and can be dropped off at our Main location during normal business hours. Email events@arl-iowa.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Covid-19 Information:

We ask all event attendees to practice current recommended safety guidelines. If you have questions about our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact events@arl-iowa.org 

Disclaimer: 

By entering an event or program of the ARL, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded which may be used for purposes connected to the ARL and its initiatives. Click here for more information.