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Local Dallas-Fort Worth Celebrities Compete in Cat Agility Fundraiser at International Cat Show
Show Down at the ICAT Corral pairs local DFW celebrities with hot-shot cats to raise funds to help local cat rescue group find forever homes for cats and kittens.
Two teams of two local celebrities--
ICAT is the founding organization of cat agility. During the ICAT competition, cats run through an obstacle course in a fenced-in area of the show hall. They will jump through hoops, run through tunnels, and weave around obstacles, working with their owners much as dogs do in their agility competitions. “Clean runs” are valued over fastest times, but both are important in determining the winners of the ribbons and cash prizes being offered for the event. Cats with “clean runs”, that is, no faults or refusals on the course, earn points toward cat agility titles. Cats can also earn agility skill certificates at the show, for completing required numbers of obstacles in a qualifying time with a limited number of “faults” or refusals.
“The Show Down at the ICAT Corral will help raise funds for many homeless cats and kittens that the Humane Society of North Texas and Little Orphan Angels takes in, takes care of and helps place in forever, loving homes,” said Cheryl Hogan, TICA South Central Regional Director. “Thanks to the celebrities who are willing to run the course with agility cats, the two organizations will be able to take in more cats and kittens who may not have had a chance at finding that loving home that they deserve!”
After the Show Down at the ICAT Corral, cats and kittens will compete for titles in cat agility during timed events held in conjunction with TICA’s two-day 2008 Annual Cat Show on August 30-31, 2008 at the Arlington Convention Center. In addition to cat agility, cats from around the world will compete in twelve rings of judging in the championship cat, kitten, alter, household pet and household pet kitten divisions. The top three cats and kittens in the divisions at the end of the show will be named Best of the Best. In addition to judging, Royal Canin’s Parade of Champions will showcase a cat from every breed represented at the show. The Super Star Cat Photo Contest open to the public will also be held during the show.
To learn more about the Show Down at the ICAT Corral or TICA’s 2008 Annual Cat Show visit www.tica2008.com
About the International Cat Agility Tournaments (ICAT)
International Cat Agility Tournaments (ICAT) is devoted to creating a new category of cat competition in which cats negotiate an obstacle course designed to display their speed, coordination, beauty of movement, physical conditioning, intelligence, training, and the quality and depth of their relationship with their owner, who trains with them and guides them through the course. To learn more visit http://www.catagility.com
About the North Texas Humane Society
The Humane Society of North Texas, a non-profit organization serving Tarrant and surrounding counties since 1905, is located at 1840 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX. Our mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of the animals and ensure their legal and ethical protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to relieve suffering and prevent cruelty to animals. In accordance to our mission, we promote kindness, justice and mercy to every living creature entering our door. To learn more visit www.nths.org
About Little Orphan Angels
Little Orphan Angels Animal Rescue (LOA) is a non-profit humane animal organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of companion cats and dogs which are needlessly euthanized because they are homeless. LOA promotes responsible pet guardianship and is dedicated to educating the public about the plight of homeless animals, and controlling overpopulation through spay and neutering programs. To learn more visit www.littleorphanangels.org
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About The International Cat Association (TICA)
Organized during 1979, The International Cat Association is the world's largest genetic
registry of purebred and household pet cats and one of the world's largest sanctioning
bodies for cat shows. To learn more about TICA visit Www.tica.org