Southern Africa Cat Council hosted this year’s World Cat Congress which took place in Johannesburg on July 8-10th. TICA’s president Vickie Fisher met with other heads of cat fancy organizations at the Southern Sun Grayston Hotel to discuss the cat fancy on a global perspective.
The World Cat Congress was established to promote better understanding and co-operation among the world’s major cat associations in matters of mutual interest and concern such as cat legislation and feline welfare which affects all cat lovers, from the pedigree breeder to the pet owner.
The membership of the World Cat Congress is comprised of the world’s major cat fancies, including the founding members; Fédération Internationale Féline – FIFe, Cat Fanciers’ Association – CFA, The International Cat Association – TICA, World Cat Federation – WCF and Australian Cat Federation – ACF, as well as, New Zealand Cat Fancy – NZCF which joined in 2001 and the three newest members; Co-Ordinating Cat Council of Australia – CCC of A, Governing Council of the Cat Fancy – GCCF, United Kingdom, and Southern African Cat Council – SACC, which joined in 2006.
But discussions weren’t kept at small felines, as the group had a chance to visit a local reserve and meet some of the big cats up close and personal!