Shoot your pic, cast your vote + win for a good cause in Bham Now’s #CatCloseUpChallenge

TIme to show off those cat photos, Bham. Photo via Bham Now

We’ve been seeing some of the funniest pictures from the #CatCloseUpChallenge on social media and we wanted to join in on the fun. Keep reading to learn how to play and win $100 that we’ll donate to your favorite animal non-profit. We’ll announce the winner Monday, 2/22 on our Instagram.

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Shelby Humane’s Wolfenoot

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

What is “Wolfenoot”? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else. Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good Beer and Good Pups! A celebration of canines, kindness & humans who embrace both. No hate, only #snootboops. Bring your pup out for chance to win amazing prizes in our pet costume contest. (This event was rescheduled from Halloween due to weather). Or get ready for the holidays by dressing your pup in Christmas sweaters! Find your new family member from the adoptable pets from Shelby Humane that will be onsite. Free to attend! Donations accepted to Shelby Humane. Costume contest entry is $10 per pet. Register onsite by 6:30 pm, contest starts at 7:00 and awards at 7:30. Other fun games and activities for you & your pets! Plus, a portion of beer sales will be donated to Shelby Humane from Good People. Food available for purchase. Shelby Humane is Shelby County’s open open-admission animal shelter that cares for over 5,000 pets each year. Help us fulfill our life-saving mission by attending Wolfenoot! (Learn about its conception!)


November 15, 2019
5:00 pm
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114 14th St S
Birmingham, AL us
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Howls & Growls

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 11:00 pm

Are you ready for a HOWLING good time?  You don’t want to miss Howls & Growls October, 26th at Haven in the Lakeview district of Birmingham, AL! Howls & Growls will be a T H R I L L I N G good time including local food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest where the winner takes home a CASH prize totaling $1,500.00 for all three categories, and best of all….beer and wine are included in your ticket purchase! Don’t ghost on us, get your tickets NOW! The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Young Professionals Board is hosting the Fifth Annual Howls & Growls Halloween celebration benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Howls & Growls is a Halloween-themed event that raises money and awareness for the thousands of animals the Greater Birmingham Humane Society serves each year. The event features live music from 17th floor, games and activities, live streaming of the Alabama and Auburn football games, and local food and craft beer from Avondale Brewing and Good People Brewing. Proceeds from the event benefit the continued efforts of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Pooch Plunge

The dog days of summer may be in the past, but your dog’s favorite day of summer is still to come! LJCC’s Pooch Plunge will be the highlight of your dog’s year as he or she gets to jump, swim, dive, fetch, and of course doggie paddle their way through the pool.

Price: $15/dog (multi-dog discount available)

*Part of the proceeds go to The Animal League of Birmingham

Doggie Rules

– Dogs ONLY in the pool

– All dogs must play nice (The LJCC reserves the right to ask you and your dog to leave)

– All dogs must be up to date on shots (bring proof of rabies vaccination)

– Dogs must be spayed or neutered

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Do Dah Day is Birmingham’s ultimate animal lover’s party


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Do Dah Day.  Photo by Larry O. Gay for Bham Now

Nearly 40 years ago some animal-loving friends got together on Birmingham’s Southside and had a party.

From that fateful day, Do Dah Day was born. Now, four decades later, that neighborhood gathering has turned into one of the largest animal loving festivals in Birmingham and the entire state.

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Adorable all-star Instagram cats of Birmingham

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When the kitty matches the pillows… @raptorwife

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Meet some Magic City Cats of Instagram!

We love dogs too…and Birmingham martinis, and architecture, and Birmingham characters!  Every week Bham Now will share top Bham ‘Instaham’ posts. Meanwhile, check out these cool cats!

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Jaguar Exhibit Opening Soon – Birmingham Zoo

In 2016, the Birmingham Zoo set attendance records. In 2017, there will be a new reason to visit our first class zoo.

Soon, the zoo will welcome a highly anticipated addition, Khan – a 3 Y.O. Jaguar – will be making his debut!

Birmingham Zoo Jaguar
Although it is largest cat in North & South America, only a reported 15,000 remain in the world. Courtesy of Birmingham Zoo.

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How to help find forever homes for the furries!

Photo by MomaKat Rescue
Photo by MomaKat Rescue

If you’re looking for a new puppy dog or kitty pal this holiday season, whether for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, be sure to give our local animals a chance to come home with you!

The Birmingham metro area and beyond is home to a handful of animal adoption options that are full of friends looking for their forever homes.

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