2007 Cat Championship – Who Will Win?
Courtesy of The Cat Fanciers’ Association
The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats will be hosting the 5th Annual CFA-Iams Cat Championship on October 13 -14 at Madison Square Garden. The show is one of the most prestigious cat shows scheduled for the 2007 season. Adopt-a-Cat– Dozens of homeless cats, as chosen by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals, will be available and in search of their new qualified families to go to their forever homes. This event, is directly responsible for the adoption of over 1,200 cats in the previous four years.
The first organized cat show was held at Madison Square Garden in 1895, so the Garden holds a special importance to CFA and it is a great honor to represent the world's best cats on the 112th anniversary at the Garden. The event is at Madison Square Garden October 13-14, 2007. The 2007 CFA-Iams Cat Championship Show will have the spotlight on hundreds of show cats representing the 41 pedigreed breeds recognized by CFA. Among the breeds that are expected to be at the Show are Japanese Bobtail, American Curl, Maine Coon, Egyptian Mau, Ragdoll, Cornish Rex, Ragdoll, Sphynx, Siamese, and Persian.
Coming back to the show will be a crowd favorite, the Feline Agility Competition (FAC) a challenge that continues to draw large crowds across the country. The tournament challenges cats to navigate a series of tunnels, mazes, and toys in the fastest time possible.
Also coming back to 2007 CFA-Iams Cat Championship will be several very popular show favorites.
Among the highlights are:
• Iams Trained Cats – Hollywood's finest felines, stars of TV hit shows, like "CSI: Las Vegas" and commercials, will be performing on-stage. Who knew that cats could play with more than one type of mouse or perform on command?
• New York's Largest Feline Shopping Mall – Thousands of fun feline things for cats, and their doting owners, will be on display. Cat condos, 14k jeweled cat collars, ID tags, interactive exercise toys, colorful litter boxes, art collectibles, grooming aids, cat carriers, cat trees, fine cat art, cat vitamins and feline supplements will be available for sale.
• Breed Showcase – Joan Miller, one of the leading authorities on cats, will provide a guided tour of the breeds, sparkled by information on the beauty, personality, and nature of the breeds, each represented by a specially-chosen feline delegate.
"We are delighted to announce that CFA, joined by its presenting show sponsor Iams cat food, will be at the world's most famous arena," said Pam DelaBar, president of the CFA. "This show promises to be one of the biggest in show history as new fun feline features, including Feline Agility Competition, will offer something for everyone. So make sure to come early and enjoy the show!"
About the CFA
Founded in 1906 as a non-profit association of member clubs, The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (CFA) is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA's mission is to preserve the uniqueness and beauty of 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.