Bingo Helps Kids Learn About Cats and Dogs at Meet the Breeds

1,000 kids played AKC Meet the Breeds® BINGO at Meet the Breeds in New York City held November 19-20, 2011.

Created by The International Cat Association (TICA), American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Pet Products Association (APPA), AKC Meet the Breeds BINGO helped kids learn about the more than 200 dog and cat breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®.

AKC Meet the Breeds Bingo encourages Responsible Pet Ownership with questions like True or False: “Dogs/cats need their teeth brushed?” and hints were provided to help kids answer each question. Upon completion, kids received a goody bag complements of the American Pet Products Association and the Pets Add Life Poetry Contest, filled with items donated by the AKC and TICA.

Everything Cats at Meet the Breeds

Meet over 40 breeds of cats at this weekend’s Meet the Breeds co-hosted by the American Kennel Club in NYC! Over 160 cats and dogs will be on hand on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

If you’re a cat lover, then you’ll need to come! Here’s what you’ll see at the Main Stage during the event:
Main Stage Schedule
10am – Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty Of The Cat”
10:45am Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn – “When Is It Time To Call In The Professionals?”
11:15am Dr. Langston, DVM with The Animal Medical Center – “Bladder and Kidney Disease in Cats”
Noon – Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
12:30pm – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
1:30pm – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and “How To Train Your Own Cat”
2:15 – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn. “What Tools Do I Need? & “Special Care For Special/Senior Cats”
3pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

10am – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn “So You Want To Be A Groomer – Now What?”
10:30am – Dr. Heather Lorimer, Asst Genetics Prof, Youngstown State Univ. – “Origin and Variations of the Domestic Feline”
11:15am – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and How To Train Your Own Cat”
12 Noon – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
12:45pm -Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty of The Cat”
1:30pm – Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist – “I Adore My Cat, But….”
2:00 pm – Dr. Colin R, Parrish, PhD., Dir of Cornell Feline Health Ctr. – “Cornell Feline Health Center – An Overview”
2:30 pm Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
3:15pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

To reserve your tickets or learn more about Meet the Breeds visit

Join the Cats (and Dogs) Who Will Take A Bite Out of the Big Apple

The American Kennel Club (AKC) just announced TICKETS ARE ON SALE!!! for Meet the Breeds. The International Cat Association (TICA) will be at Meet the Breeds this year on November 19 and 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and we are excited!!

We’ll have more than fifty breeds of cats — including the world’s most popular breed the Bengal! — in addition to the AKC having over 100 breeds of dogs on hand for you to see close up and in person. To be exact, we’ll have over 160 breeds of dogs and cats total under the same roof!

But Meet the Breeds isn’t just about meeting in person the cats and dogs you’ve only seen on TV, on the web or in pictures. You’ll also get to see demos of dog AND cat agility (yes cat agility!), cat “haute couture” on the runway, visit vendors….oh, and to just focus on cats, we’ll also have presentations on cat grooming, a parade of breeds, junior exhibitor information and even a place where you can register your household pet cat for free.

So what are you waiting for? Circle November 19 or 20 on your calendar, and buy your tickets at

Induna’s Fan Club in the Dallas Airport

This is the time of year when all of the regions hold their Annual Awards Banquets and recognize their winners from the previous season. TICA’s South Central Region held their banquet in Wichita Falls to honor the 2010-2011 winners and regional cat show one cat that was there was Induna, a Bengal.

On the way home they flew out of the DFW International Airport and Induna was a big hit with a local group of cheerleaders heading out of town for Cheerleading Camp!

Here, let’s Induna’s mom – Jan Harrell – tell the rest in her own words:
“Induna made the wait at the gate a little less boring for people of all ages. He mesmerized some small children that were on the floor playing with him and then he became ‘official mascot for the day’ for a group of cheerleaders heading off to Cheerleader Camp. They requested a photo with him to post on their Facebook page – he was happy to oblige (I was trying to not be in the photo).”

You can tell who is Jan — she’s the one with the TICA t-shirt on! Oh, and Induna is the one with the tail and spots!

Bengal Kittens From Around The World Featured In Bengals Illustrated

If you’re enamored with the slinky, spotted Bengals,

Bengals captivate their owner's attention and gain their love

Bengals captivate their owner's attention and gain their love

then you need to check out Bengals Illustrated, the world’s largest Bengal cat magazine. It’s current issue features kittens from around the world in the current issue. It’s a quarterly publication, dedicated to the Bengal cat and its owners, appeals to the pet owner, prospective owner and breeder alike.

The International Bengal Cat Connection

The International Bengal Cat Connection

No, it’s not related to Sports Illustrated, but Bengals Illustrated is the largest and most popular Bengal cat magazine around the world! Not only does it feature photos of Bengals, Bengals and more Bengals, but each issue features articles on nutrition, health care, breed advancement, feline research and other topics. And know what’s really special about Bengals Illustrated? When you subscribe to this fantastic publication, a portion of your subscription will be used for Bengal rescue, feline research and breed advancement!

Bengals Illustrated is published by Brigitte McMinn, who makes sure that each magazine is filled with full-color photos, heart-warming real-life stories and articles.

If you want to receive Bengals Illustrated in print format, or if you’d like to receive it in digital format or on CD, you can do that too. You’ll also get to create a special blog about your Bengals, and have access to a one-stop shop of Bengal-related products. There’s also a Subscribers Only Forum allowing you to connect with other Bengal cat enthusiasts. If you want to purchase the current Kitten issue, or subscribe to Bengals Illustrated visit