Hotel Resident Feline’s Annual Celebration This Year Benefits
Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
NEW YORK (July 16, 2014) -- “Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway” brings new meaning to the word catwalk, as The Algonquin’s famous house feline Matilda hosts her annual summer celebration with a cat fashion show and animal adoption event, benefitting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.
On Saturday, August 2, the MEWdels will be dressed to the nines (one for each of their lives). The hotel will also welcome special feline guests Tara the Hero Cat, famous this year for defending her human family’s son from an attacking neighborhood dog in Bakersfield, California (see viral video); and Vito Vincent, animal actor who starred last year in the role of “Cat” in the Broadway show, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Just outside the hotel’s front doors, the Mayor’s Alliance Adoption Van will be on site from 3:00pm-7:00pm for some very deserving kitties to find their forever homes.
A reception and Feline Fashions by Ada Nieves for Pets will take place from 5:00pm-7:30pm. For entry, a minimum $40 donation is requested for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.
Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway
CATurday, August 2, 2014
The Algonquin Hotel -- 59 West 44th Street, New York City
3:00pm-7:00pm Mayor’s Alliance Adoption Van on Site
5:00pm-7:30pm Reception & Feline Fashions by Ada Nieves for Pets ($40 donation)
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About Matilda: The longstanding tradition of having a “house feline” at The Algonquin began in the 1930s, when hotel owner Frank Case took in a stray. The first seven Algonquin cats were males, all named Hamlet, while subsequent felines have been females, all named Matilda. The current Matilda has reigned since December 2010, welcoming guests at the Front Desk, while still maintaining her modest if slightly haughty style. She is a beautiful Ragdoll adult cat who never reveals her age.
Special thanks to event sponsors: jetBlue, QPG (Quaker Pet Group), CAT FANCY, Sergeant’s, Sturdi Products.
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