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The Kitten Lady returns to Ventura County as part of RescueCon 2024

Oxnard, CA - RescueCon, OPAC’s one-day event bringing creativity and community together to celebrate and facilitate animal rescue and adoption, returns on Saturday, March 23 from 11 am to 4pm. This year’s event features animal welfare influencer, the Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw), and is free and open to the public. Festivities will be held at Community Center Park East, just behind the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center. More information can be found at: theopac.org/rescuecon


With 1.3 million Instagram followers, "Kitten Lady" Hannah Shaw is this year’s special guest. She’s a renowned animal advocate, educator, and author, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable animals, particularly kittens. With a background in animal rescue and welfare, Shaw has become a leading voice in the field, inspiring a global community to care for and protect animals in need. Hannah will be leading two workshops: “Saving Kittens’ Lives” and “Community Cats 101.” While Kitten Lady talks are free, there are limited VIP tickets with preferred seating available through Eventbrite which include a Meet & Greet. 


Special activities for 2024 include:

  • Pet adoptions from Ventura County Humane Society, Canine Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of Ventura County, Santa Paula Animal Rescue, the Bunny Brigade, and others

  • Kid’s Area with jolly jump, hands-on and educational activities

  • Yoga with Animals

  • Pet-friendly Sound Baths

  • Professional Caricatures by 805 Toons

  • Art-making with OPAC Art Studio

  • Rescue-themed Kissing Booth

  • Nonprofit exhibitors including National Search Dog Foundation, Cassie’s Cats, Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, California Coastal Horse Rescue, Harleys Heart Kitten Rescue, Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, and others

  • Workshops + Speakers Tent featuring: 

  • “Ask a Vet” 

  • “I found an injured wild animal. Now what?”

  • “Reading with Therapy Horses”

  • “Saving Kittens’ Lives”

  • “Behind the Scenes with a Vet”

  • “Community Cats 101”


Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. RescueCon is one way to increase animal adoption, promote animal welfare and help create a strong rescue community. The event will also help shed light on other animals in need in our community, including marine animals, wildlife, farmed animals, and others.


RescueCon has been made possible thanks to generous support from the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Animal Welfare Fund.



RESCUECON 2024

Saturday, March 23, 2023 | 11 am to 4 pmCommunity Center Park East

(Located behind the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center)800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

Free and open to the public.


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About Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw


Hannah Shaw's work primarily focuses on neonatal kitten care, a critical but often overlooked aspect of animal welfare. Through her informative and engaging online content, including videos, workshops, and social media posts, she educates millions of people on proper kitten care techniques, including feeding, fostering, and medical intervention. In addition to her online presence, Shaw has authored several books, including "Tiny But Mighty" and "Kitten Lady's Big Book of Little Kittens," which serve as comprehensive guides for caring for kittens and fostering compassion for animals.


As a tireless advocate, Shaw collaborates with animal shelters, rescue organizations, and veterinary professionals to develop resources and programs aimed at saving the lives of vulnerable animals. Through her passion, knowledge, and dedication, Hannah Shaw continues to make a significant impact in the world of animal welfare, empowering others to become compassionate advocates for animals in need. http://www.kittenlady.org/




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