Cat Fanciers Make Funds Available

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) earmarked $8,000 for cats and their owners affected by recent hurricanes.

“Relief efforts will be centralized through our respective regional directors,” Mark Hannon, president of CFA said. “The board voted to immediately allocate $4,000 to the CFA geographic regions that include the states of Florida, Louisiana and Texas. An additional $2,000 will be distributed to the CFA’s Breeder Assistance.” The Breeder Assistance Program was created for breeders seeking help in situations out of their control, including acts of nature that result in temporary loss of homes.

According to Hannon, the remaining $2,000 will be held for future relief as needs are identified.

CFA has a long history of proactively supporting and assisting cat owners and breeders in times of disaster.

Contact your regional director, the Breed Assistance Program or the CFA Central Office by visiting http://www.cfa.org for more information.

CFA’s Ambassador Cats Program Unveils Children’s Coloring Book “Caring for Your Kitty”

coloring bookThe Cat Fanciers’ Association (#CFA) and its Ambassador Cat Program unveil a new coloring book Caring for Your Kitty. Developed to help children understand the importance of caring for a #pet #kitten or cat, it focuses on the four C’s of #pet care:

  • Commitment – while owning a #cat is a life-long responsibility, it also brings many rewards.
  • Care – teaches responsibility
  • Compassion – in addition to caring and loving a new pet, it also helps teach children compassion for all living creatures.
  • Contact – cats provide unconditional love and attention.

Original artwork is by Austen Redinger. He began drawing at a very young age and turned his passion into his career. Austen began his business Anything Cartoon, which specializes in cartoon illustration and design. He provides clients all around the world with illustrations and cartoons that help businesses grow and improve their marketing efforts.

The coloring book is being distributed at CFA shows by the CFA Ambassador Cats Program and is free of charge to show attendees. Check our show calendar to find a CFA show near you.

For ordering information, visit CFA.

CFA and China’s CAAA Enter into Relationship

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and the China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA) are set to establish a cooperative relationship that will officially recognize CFA’s activities in China and will bring of level of authority to CFA with the People’s Republic of China. CAAA, which is largely responsible for China’s animal husbandry industry, is formally recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, and is the entity that will oversee the relationship.

“This new relationship with this nationally-recognized Chinese industry association elevates the status of CFA as the largest pedigree registry in China and the world. We will be able to serve the cat fancy in China with unprecedented products like DNA testing and secure registration, while creating a business model that we can use to grow CFA’s presence in the other parts of the world,” Mark Hannon, President of CFA, said.

The relationship, with final details still being discussed, forges a mutually-beneficial arrangement between the two organizations. CFA benefits by being officially recognized by the Chinese Government, which is in a better position to monitor and enforce legitimate registrations of pedigreed cats. It is anticipated that a sub-organization within CAAA will facilitate CFA’s registrations in China. This cooperation will promote CFA registration in China.

Wu Wang, who is serving as liaison to CAAA for CFA said, “The pedigreed cat population is growing substantially in China and we feel it is imperative that we be involved with the cat exhibitions and registrations. Our involvement will help assure that people buying cats from breeders and others are receiving exactly what they expected and paid for.” He added that the Ministry of Agriculture’s involvement protects consumers, cat fanciers, and the pet industry.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1906 and headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, USA and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission calls for the promotion and improvement of pedigree cats, the welfare of all cats, and the registration of breeds recognized by CFA. The organization has a presence in more than 50 countries around the world, through cat show competitions and registration of pedigreed cats.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China and its affiliate, China Animal Agricultural Association are located in Beijing, China. Together organizations support the development of agriculture and the science of animal husbandry.

For more information, contact Richard Kallmeyer, Asian representative for CFA at rhkallme@ix.netcom.com.

Join Us and Royal Canin: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22 has been set aside as a date to remind cat owners everywhere to take their #cats to the Vet. CFA has joined with Royal Canin with this promotion.

According to a release from Royal Canin, did you know that while 92 percent of cat owners agree that their cat’s health is important to them, only 41 percent take their cat to the vet for regular checkups, according to a new survey from Royal Canin, a pet nutrition company? In fact, only one cat is seen by a veterinarian for every five dogs, despite the fact that 10 million more cats are owned in the United States.

“Our goal with this year’s program is to rally cat owners, veterinarians, industry partners and even celebrities together to shine the spotlight on the importance of veterinary care for cats,” explained Kamie Eckert, president of Royal Canin USA. “While the gap in preventive veterinary care between dogs and cats in the U.S. continues to be a concern, the great news is that it can be addressed.”

For more information and tips on stress-free vet visits for cat owners and cats or to learn more about Royal Canin visit www.royalcanin.com/Cat2VetDay. You can also join the conversation on social media by using hashtag #Cat2VetDay.

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CFA Hosts World Cat Congress Show

Cats will rule in Vegas, April 22-23!

wcc_logo_globeOver 200 pedigreed cats and kittens to see, as well as everyday household pet cats. You can sit and watch cats on the judging table, or walk around and visit with the cats between judgings.

There will be six judging rings going on concurrently throughout the day, each day. No matter what time you arrive you’re bound to see your favorite breed being judged.

There will be booths with cat toys, cat supplies and unique cat-related apparel and gift items for sale.

Tickets will be available at the door.
Admission:
Adults $5
Children 4 – 17 $2
Children under 4 FREE when accompanied by a paid adult admission.
Click here for $1 off coupon

More details can be found here…

Best In Show winner!!

Congratulations to our Best-In-Show winner from the Dr. Elseys CFA International Cat Show this past weekend….

One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in Championship and Premiership along with one Kitten from each show. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were then judged by CFA All Breed Judges Kathy Black of Duncan, OK; Wain Harding of Ukiah, CA; and Yaeko Takano of Tokyo, Japan. They selected their first and second runners up, along with the Best Cat in Show.

Best In Show

BEST IN SHOW

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Copper-Eyed White Persian Neuter
Breeder: Blake Mayes-Dennis Adler
Owner: Joseph Deutsch-Joanne Hardeman-Kerry Ury-Cynthia A Lewis-Constance W Wardlaw

FIRST RUNNER-UP

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Brown Tabby & White Persian Male
Breeder/Owner: Janet & Carissa Altschul

SECOND RUNNER-UP

GC, RW VELVETKIST DESIGNER GENES
Cream & White Persian Male
Breeder/Owner: Noralyn Heisig

 

Dr Elseys CFA International Cat Show

Coming this weekend, November 19 and 20!

If you are in the Novi, Michigan area this weekend, be sure to come see the CFA International Cat Show, being held at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi, MI.

CISIn addition to the judging rings, the show offers a variety of activities for the entire family. Spectators can enjoy watching the feline agility competition. And for those wanting more in-depth information about the different breeds of cats, there is an education ring.

The first 250 adult attendees purchasing a ticket at the show will receive a coupon good for a free sample of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter, redeemable only at Dr. Elsey’s show booth the days of the show.

The show is open to the public on Saturday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

View our Press Release for a link to a coupon good for $1 off the price of admission!

CFA’s Most Popular Breeds

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The Exotic is CFA’s Most Popular Breed for the second year in a row.  The top ten CFA breeds are:

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  1. Exotic
  2. Persian
  3. Maine Coon Cat
  4. Ragdoll
  5. British Shorthair
  6. American Shorthair
  7. Scottish Fold
  8. Abyssinian
  9. Sphynx
  10. Oriental

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Rankings are based on registration 2015 figures.  While not a breed, this is also the first year the household pets are able to compete for regional wins.  Household pet recordings increased by 300% in 2015.  To learn more about cat shows, go to http://www.cfa.org/Shows/AboutCFAShows.aspx

 

Congratulations Best-of-the-Best in Show for the 2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show

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NAMED BEST-OF-THE-BEST IN SHOW

2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show

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Photo: Larry Johnson

The excitement of the two day event came to a colorful end on Sunday with the selection of Best-of-the-Best in Show Winner, a 1 year and one month old Red Classic Tabby & White Shorthair Male Manx was named Best in Show at the 2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show on November 22, 2015.  One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in Championship and Premiership and one longhair and one shorthair kitten were also selected from each show. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were judged by CFA All Breed Judges Sharon Roy of Manchester, NH;  Kayoko Koizumi of Japan; and Hope Gonano of Port Orange, Florida who selected their first and second runners up along with the Best Cat in Show.

BEST IN SHOW

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Red Classic Tabby & White Shorthair Male Manx

Breeder: Omar Gonzalez, Gary Veach, Suki Lee

Owner: Omar Gonzalez, Gary Veach

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Photo: Larry Johnson

 

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FIRST RUNNER-UP

DOTDOTDOT’S SAM I AM

Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat Kitten

Breeders/Owners: Roger & Nancy Brown

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Photo: Larry Johnson

SECOND RUNNER-UP

ASTRAL CHARM 5TH ELEMENT  

Calico Female Persian Kitten

Breeders/Owners: Robert & Debbie Rosas

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Photo: Larry Johnson