Meow Mix Acatemy Teaches People to Think Like Cats

The New York City seminar will help pet owners learn about cat behavior while raising money for animal shelters.

Posted: August 10, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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Courtesy of the CW Television Network
“America’s Next Top Model” winner CariDee English lends her support to the Meow Mix Acatemy in New York City, Aug. 21-25.
The makers of Meow Mix cat food will sponsor Meow Mix Acatemy, a cat-centric school that will “teach pet parents how to think like a cat.” Located at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City, the school will start on Aug. 21 and will feature a faculty that includes feline behaviorists, cat therapists, veterinarians and pet psychics. The curriculum will help students learn how cats think, eat, play, sleep and exercise.

“At Meow Mix, we are passionate about keeping cats happy, and we believe that you can’t truly know your cat until you understand how to think like a cat,” said Joe Tuza, Del Monte Pet Products vice president. “The Meow Mix Acatemy, the world’s first cat-centric school, will give cat lovers a unique opportunity to enhance the emotional connection with their feline family member by empowering pet parents to think, and act, more like a cat.”

The Meow Mix Acatemy will start classes on Aug. 21, kicking off the school session at 11 a.m. with a “Pet Rally,” complete with a marching band and cheerleaders. The first session of the Acatemy will go until Aug. 25, featuring guest speakers and interactive courses. Featured educators include:

  • Chef Cat Cora, star of the Food Network’s Iron Chef America
  • Warren Eckstein, host of the syndicated radio program “The Pet Show with Warren Eckstien”
  • Carole Wilbourn, “The Cat Therapist” and author of five books, including The Total Cat
  • Alison Abramson, DVM, a veterinarian at Park East Animal Hospital in Manhattan
  • Emerald DuCouer, pet psychic

Also appearing at the Acatemy will be CariDee English, winner of “America’s Next Top Model”; Kat Deluna, recording artist; actor Vincent Pastore from “The Sopranos”; and The Amazing Kreskin, one of the world’s foremost mentalists.

Following this month’s session in New York City, the Meow Mix Acatemy will go on an 11-city national tour, with stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco. Cat lovers also can experience the Acatemy online at its website.

Throughout the Acatemy’s tour, Meow Mix will keep track of visitors to the sessions. For every student who visits the Meow Mix Acatemy, Del Monte Pet Products will donate one pound of Meow Mix cat food to a cat shelter in the host city. In addition, 100 percent of proceeds from sales at the Acatemy bookstore will be donated to those shelters.

For more information about the Meow Mix Acatemy, visit the Meow Mix website.

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Ruby    Natrona Heights, PA

10/22/2007 6:17:07 AM

Very Interesting

Sara    Atlanta, GA

8/10/2007 4:18:53 PM

what a fun thing to go to!

Sharon    Hammond, IN

8/10/2007 11:04:17 AM

This is a very interesting plan, I sure would like to know more.

Donna    Kenosha, WI

8/10/2007 8:15:20 AM

This sounds like alot of fun.

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