“We anticipate the CFA/Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show to be one of the biggest events of the year in the cat fancy,” said Jerry Hamza, CFA President. “It will be a truly amazing sight to see 1,000 pedigreed cats from all over the world under one roof and competing for Best of the Best in Show. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to participate in and enjoy - from shopping the meow-mall with over 80 vendors for feline enthusiast including cat toys, grooming tools, mouse pads, cat trees, jewelry and more. Guided tours through the show hall, to educational seminars presenting talks on “Origins of the Domestic Cat and History of Breeds,” or “Do You Have A Star at Home – Showing YOUR Household Pet” and much more.” There will be many shelter and rescue cats and kittens from local shelters that will be present and available for adoption.
Watch Feline Agility where cats’ athletic prowess running the time scored feline agility course – you will see the cats weave through poles and jump through hoops in amazing record times. The cat with the fastest time will receive the top award on Sunday, just before Best In Show is presented.
Syndicated cartoon character, Garfield, CFA’s official Spokescat, will be on hand throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday to meet and greet visitors of all ages. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera and have their picture taken with Garfield.
Two separate shows with 500 cats per show will take place simultaneously in a total of 20 competitive judging rings. Judges will evaluate the feline contestants in Kitten, Championship and Premiership (altered cats) categories. The event will culminate on Sunday afternoon as one cat is awarded the top honor of Best of the Best in Show.
The CFA/Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show features displays from the show’s largest sponsors which include Royal Canin, Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter, the official litter for the show (http://www.preciouscat.com/
About the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.® (CFA) was founded in 1906 as a non-profit association of member clubs and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters, at a grassroots level, to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations, and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association, the pedigreed breeds of cats, or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit their web site at www.cfa.org. You can join the CFA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
Location: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High St. Columbus, OH 43215 “Hall D”
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for children (4-12) and Children 3 and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Print a Coupon for $1 off Adult admission at http://cfablog.org/