BENCHING AND SHOW HOURS: Check in time will
be 8:30 AM 9:30 AM on both days. Judging begins promptly at 9:30
AM Saturday and Sunday. All cats must remain in the show hall until
the advertised closing time of 6 PM Saturday and 5 PM Sunday. All
claws must be clipped prior to benching. Public admitted to pet show
from 11 AM to 6 PM Saturday and 11AM to 5 PM Sunday. No cats may
remain in the show hall overnight.
CAGES AND SUPPLIES: Benching cages of standard
sizes (approximately 22 X 22 x 22) will be provided for each
entry. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single
cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please
bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Please inform us if you
will be using your own cage.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pet kittens (ages 4
- 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All
adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are
unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full
description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation.)
KITTENS: Kittens entered for competition must
be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Kittens
for sale must be at least three months old on the first day of the
show. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of
SHOW RULES: By entering, all exhibitors agree
to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and
the TICA show rules. Official show rules may be obtained from TICA,
P.O. Box 2964, Harlingen, Texas 78551, (956) 428-8046.
REGISTRATION: With the exception of
preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries,
registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cats first
show, but is required for the next show and confirmation of titles
and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards.
THIS IS A NON-VETTED SHOW: All cats/kittens
entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia,
Rhinotracheitis, and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline
Leukemia. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required according to Connecticut law. Please clip claws
(front and back) prior to benching. Any cat/kitten showing signs of
contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from
the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the
same household. Any cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating
will be disqualified.
SUMMARY SHEET: Please complete the summary
sheet and return with entries and fees. Fee totals must accompany
entry forms. NO REFUNDS. We will call collect if significant
questions arise regarding your entries. A fee of $25.00 plus any
bank fees will be charged on all checks returned for any reason.
CLERKS: Please mark your summary sheet if you
are interested in clerking. We need clerks and stewards. Clerks will
be paid $30 per day. Stewards will be paid $20 per day. Lunch will
also be provided. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry
HOLD HARMLESS POLICY: By entering this show,
the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless
Americats Cat Club, The International Cat Association (TICA),
Jenks Productions, Inc., and the Connecticut Convention Center of any damages,
claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the
operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are
those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The
International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way
implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA).