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Catsbury Park Cat Convention Announces Musical Purrr-Formances

Featuring all-star tribute band, The Love Cats with members of Gaslight Anthem, loved ones, The Explosion celebrating the music of The Cure.




(PRESS RELEASE) They move like cagey tigers. Oh, they couldn’t get closer than this. But indie rock supergroup The Love Cats have been tapped to headline the kickoff party on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Asbury Park’s historic The Wonder Bar for Catsbury Park Cat Convention (CPCC). This unconventional cat convention which takes place the weekend of April 13 and 14, 2019 in New Jersey’s iconic seaside town Asbury Park. The first of two music events for CPCC, The Love Cats will be joined by Lil Bub: The Band which consists of Matt Tobey and Lil Bub owner Mike Bridavsky, who channels the finicky musical whims of his magical celebrity cat Lil Bub.

The following evening boasts a fur-midable night featuring Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond with support from elder minx Cougrr for a raucous night of hard rock, big hairballs, and other musical hijinx.

Comprised of members from The Gaslight Anthem / Dead Swords (Alex Levine, guitar/keys), The Loved Ones/The Explosion (Chris Gonzalez, bass), and founder of Catsbury Park DJ Bornschein on guitar and vocals, The Love Cats will be purr-forming a special tribute to legendary post-punk band The Cure at at the special opening night of music.

The Love Cats will be supported by chart-topping Lil BUB: The Band. Inspired by the magical celebrity cat of its namesake, Lil BUB: The Band is led by prolific composer Matt Tobey who telepathically channels Lil Bub’s music. Together, with the help of BUB’s owner Mike Bridavsky, they produced Lil BUB’s 2015 debut LP Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe (Joyful Noise Recordings), and debuted at the top of several Billboard Charts. Now featuring members of Good Luck, Memory Map, High Spirits, Zuul, and Busman’s Holiday, Lil BUB: The Band is reuniting for a rare performance in Asbury Park to kick-off the Catsbury Park Cat Convention. Due to safety reasons, BUB is unable to join the band on stage, but she conducts the performance telepathically from the comfort of a soft blanket, and their stage performance is accompanied by projected video footage of BUB behind them.

Just one of two nights of music, on Saturday, April 13th, The Wonder Bar will host Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond with special guest NYC’s COUGRR. Self-described as “an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic – the #1 Party Band, Tragedy has been surprising audiences who come for the novelty, but leave quite shocked and tickled. Described by Metal Rules as “the greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for,” Tragedy will undoubtedly be scooping up tracks like “Cat Scratch Fever” and other feline-inspired songs for their set.

Originally hailing from Detroit but moving to NYC to get into the music biz,Cougrr a.k.a. “Korby” played the corporate and relationship game for years until cancer struck at 40. Now, she’s taken back control of her life by captivating young men with her scorching rock and her new single “Year of the Cock.”


Just a short stroll from the Convention Center and the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk, The Asbury Hotel has partnered with CPCC, offering discounted rates for the weekend of the convention for registered attendees. Information on promotional codes for discounted booking will be available on the Catsbury Park website:

April 2018’s two-day event drew over 5,000 attendees from all over the country and raised over $40,000 that was donated to Catsbury Park, The Brodie Fund, Humane Society Tinton Falls, Jersey Shore Animal Foundation, Camden County Shelter, Paul the Cat Guy, North Shore Animal League and Asbury Park Boardwalk Cats. “We were completely overwhelmed by last year’s success,” says DJ Bornschein, founder of Catsbury Park. “It was always our goal to bring a fun, entertaining and educational event to the community of cat lovers that have always supported Catsbury Park, but last year exceeded our expectations.”

The Catsbury Park Cat Convention is proudly hosted and organized by Catsbury Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue based in Asbury Park and is honored to be partnered with The Brodie Fund, Milo’s Sanctuary, Jersey Shore Animal Foundation, and the Associated Humane Society of Tinton Falls as our chosen beneficiaries in 2019. As with the 2018 event, 100% of the profits will be donated to Catsbury Park and our partner charities.

General Admission Tickets – On sale now
General Admission ticket prices:

One Day $25
Weekend $45

One Day $15
Weekend $25


GA tickets include access to Convention Hall (home of the vendor village, cat lounge & bars), and all presentations, seminars, activities and performances in Paramount Theatre & The Wonder Bar during convention hours (Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 11am – 5pm).



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PETS+ Wellness Summit Adjusts Dates, Location

Attendees requested a two-day conference, plus a more pet-friendly venue.




The upcoming PETS+ Wellness Summit has adjusted its dates and location after considering feedback from registrants and exhibitors.

The Summit will now take place Oct. 1-2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL, less than five minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The original schedule had the event starting one day earlier at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

The streamlined schedule better allows attendees to mix education with wholesale shopping for products, while reducing the amount of time they need to spend away from their businesses.

Meanwhile, the new venue allows easier access for visitors flying in for the Summit (including free shuttle buses from the airport), and is noted to be friendlier to those traveling with pets.

In a message explaining the changes, PETS+ Editor-in-Chief Ralf Kircher wrote, “We’re thrilled that [PETS+ readers] are as excited about the Summit as we are, and we’re glad that, among other constructive comments, it was suggested our original schedule might be too long to be away from your business. As a result of the feedback, we have tweaked the event in ways we believe will make it even more useful to you.”

What has not changed is the value of the education sessions, covering CBD, raw food, raw alternatives, supplements, healthy play, aging and partnering with local vets.

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Oxyfresh Launching Pet Dental Kit

They will be at booth 3208.




(PRESS RELEASE) Oxyfresh, a provider of safe, environmentally-friendly products for people and pets, is launching a Pet Dental Kit at SuperZoo. Stop by booth 3208 to learn how this kit will give pet parents all the tools they need to keep their pets’ mouths in tip-top shape; as well as check out their full line of premium pet dental health and grooming products created to help keep pets happy and healthy.

The Pet Dental Kit will include an: Unflavored Pet Toothpaste, Pet Fingerbrush, and Pet Dental Spray. Their fast-acting Pet Dental Spray and Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste is formulated to deliver cleaner teeth, remove plaque, condition and deodorize the gums, and provide the freshest pet breath possible.

“Supporting overall pet dental health can add years to a pet’s life. That’s why at Oxyfresh, we take dental care seriously,” expresses Tom Lunneborg, vice president of product development, “Our innovative Pet Dental Kit is an instant fresh breath, ultra-versatile, must-have dental health product for all pet parents. We are very excited to add this item to our product line and can’t wait to officially launch it at the highly anticipated SuperZoo tradeshow!”

Oxyfresh’s patented blend of Oxygene and aloe safely eliminates bacteria that cause bad pet breath while also removing plaque buildup and protecting sensitive pet gums. Unlike other brands, Oxyfresh’s Pet Dental Kit is completely tasteless and odorless so even the pickiest dogs and cats will love it. All of their innovative formulas are completely safe for both cats and dogs and are 100 percent non-toxic.

Oxyfresh’s mission is to create products that matter. They are passionate about ingredients and developing products that don’t need to cut corners. Products that help people and their pets live longer, happier lives with healthy smiles. Made in the USA, their broad portfolio of innovative products are alcohol-free, dye-free, gentle and effective and have been dentist and veterinarian recommended for 35 years and counting.

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Eddie Bauer PET – Adventure Returns at SuperZoo

Visit PetRageous Designs at booth 3859.




(PRESS RELEASE) The Eddie Bauer PET collection by PetRageous Designs is set and ready for adventures. The fall 2019 assortment will be available to ship in September and will be on display for Super Zoo attendees to explore. Visit PetRageous Designs at booth 3859 for a tour of this year’s new arrivals. This brand-new collection was developed off the success of the inaugural 2018 season.

Come experience the new styles of Eddie Bauer PET including innovative performance jackets, parkas and reversible vests. Discover an unmatched blend of function and fashion with new materials, novel designs and splashes of color. Explore our new sweater styles that offer a variety of knits across an array of color options. PetRageous Design’s eye for design and unmatched ability to combine function with the pet space has delivered another great collection of Eddie Bauer PET dog apparel.

This season, Eddie Bauer PET toys and travel accessories has been added to accompany dogs on their family journeys. The plush toy collection is a rustic assortment of squeak and crinkle toys for dogs to enjoy on the trail, at the campsite or when they arrive home from a day at play. Also new are versatile travel beds designed to quickly roll up for use in multiple locations. They are water resistant, machine washable and are affixed with a sturdy handle.

“Last year we had a marvelous launch of this collection that proved to satisfy the action-focused functional needs that healthy living and outdoor exploration demands of both pets and pet owners,” said Gretchen George, president of PetRageous Designs. “In collaboration with Eddie Bauer, we have further developed these offerings that will enhance experiences while pets and their owners are living their adventures.”

PetRageous Designs has enjoyed working with Eddie Bauer and their trusted, iconic brand. With nearly a century of outfitting people with outdoor apparel and gear, Eddie Bauer has brought to the pet clothing/accessory space an enormous following of outdoor enthusiasts who are also passionate pet owners.

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