Tona Pearson is a dog person. But when Pearson moved to Franklinton about two years ago, she noticed the overabundance of feral cats in her neighborhood, and she thought to do something about it the best way she knew how: by putting on an art show. Last year's "The Amazing Cat Show" was truly that, and it's back for a second iteration, starting during Franklinton Friday this weekend at 400 West Rich.

Tona Pearson is a dog person.

But when Pearson moved to Franklinton about two years ago, she noticed the overabundance of feral cats in her neighborhood, and she thought to do something about it the best way she knew how: by putting on an art show. Last year's "The Amazing Cat Show" was truly that, and it's back for a second iteration, starting during Franklinton Friday this weekend at 400 West Rich.

The event features hundreds of cat-themed artworks for sale - paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more - and benefits Colony Cats (& dogs), a local organization that traps, rehabilitates and either releases (older cats) or rehomes (younger animals).

"We're expanding the show this year," Pearson said, responding to the overwhelming crowds at last year's event. "I've never seen so many people in all my years of curating."

The amount of art is also staggering, Pearson said. "Being surrounded by so much artwork gives me dreams about cats for weeks. I've never been so affected by a show. It's very intense."