Cats to Benefit from Star-Studded Event

Carrie Ann Inaba to receive cat advocacy award at the second annual "CATS for Cats" benefit concert this week.

By BowTie Editors | Posted: July 10, 2012, 5 p.m. EST

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Kitty Bungalow -- CATS for Cats Benefit
For the second year, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats will present a star-studded event to raise money for feral and shelter cats.
Carrie Ann Inaba ("Dancing with the Stars") will receive the first Cats in White Spats Award at the second annual “CATS for Cats” celebrity benefit concert on July 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event benefits Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that rescues, alters, socializes and finds homes for feral cats while providing outreach, education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) services.

The Cats in White Spats Award goes to celebrities dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. Inaba, an avid animal lover and shelter cat advocate, is being recognized for her continuous work with animals and for “Crib Cat,” a web show where Inaba shows shelter cats to potential adoptive parents around the globe.

"Helping homeless animals is something I just can't NOT do," says Inaba, discussing the event's importance. "I am honored to be a part of this cause and that I am able to help shed light on the need of open hearts, and open homes, for these helpless loving animals. I'm proud to be working in the trenches with organizations like Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats making a difference for the future."

Produced by Kitty Bungalow, “CATS for Cats” puts a creative twist on the award-winning musical “CATS” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It bases the show on T.S. Eliot's whimsical letters to his godchildren which became “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.”

The award presentation will kick-off the benefit concert featuring Fred Willard (Best in Show) as T.S. Eliot along with a star-studded ensemble including Owain Yeoman ("The Mentalist"), Todd Lowe ("True Blood"), Keith David ("Princess and the Frog"), Alicia Witt (film/television actress), Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars"), Naturi Naughton ("FAME," "The Client List"), Bethany Joy Lenz ("One Tree Hill"), Ioan Gruffudd ("Ringers"), Paul Vogt ("MADtv"), and several of the "So You Think You Can Dance Dancers."*

Event tickets, VIP after party tickets and VIP ticket packages start at $50 and can be purchased at the Kitty Bungalow website and Ticketmaster. Special discounts and promo codes are available the Kitty Bungalow Facebook page. A portion of ticket purchases are tax deductible, and 100% of all funds raised will provide supportive financial resources to Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.
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