TICA is Moving Out to Vet Conferences and Pet Expos!!!
AAHA - American Animal Hospital Association 2016 Annual conferences was held in Austin, TX this year. TICA had a booth and handed out over 700 TICA World of Cat Breed Posters, our 2015 and 2016 coloring books were also a huge hit. This makes the third Vet Conference that TICA has attended this year with enormous success. Cheryl Hogan, Pamela White and Christie Montgomery staffed the booth and had lovely Oriental and Maine Coon cats available for petting.
TICA's EO continues to receive requests for coloring books and visitor guides to be shipped to Veterinarian office, Vet Tech schools, and groomers, across the U.S. and Canada.
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Amazing Pet Expos and TICA to Feature International Feline Competition at 5th Annual Dallas Pet Expo
Dallas, TX - (SBWIRE) - 04/08/2016
Leading national events company, Amazing Pet Expos, is excited to announce a partnership with (TICA) The International Cat Association as part of the planned events at the 5th annual Dallas Pet Expo. Feline enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy simultaneous judging of cats in four rings, have the opportunity to talk with feline experts, and view cuddly cats up close and personal at the TICA booth. Many of the 63 TICA recognized cat breeds and household pet cats will attend and compete for wins.
The Dallas Pet Expo is a free admission event and is open to the public on Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 4pm at Dallas Market Hall. In addition to the Cat Show, the exposition features a weekend-long flyball competition as well as on-going disc dog demonstrations, canine freestyle dance demonstrations and lure coursing. The Dallas Pet Expo also features opportunities for attendees to explore over 150 pet-related exhibitors, education about exotic animals, and a Petfinder.com mega-adoption area with more than 200 rescue pets available for adoption. Low-cost immunizations, discounted microchipping and free nail trims are available for all the furry friends who need them. Plus, there is entertainment and education as well as contests on two stages this year.
The 2016 Dallas Pet Expo is produced by Amazing Pet Expos, a leading event production company that currently produces more than 30 large pet expos across the United States. For more information, call 800-977-3609, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.amazingpetexpos.com
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TICA brings the Capital Cat Classic to Waldorf
By TIFFANY WATSON
Published by Maryland Independent, Apr 13, 2016
The International Cat Association (TICA) brought the Capital Cat Classic to Waldorf for the first time and feline lovers from all over flocked to the event.
The Capital Cat Classic was held on April 2 and April 3 at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf featuring experienced guest judges who chose their favorite cats in each competition. Visitors saw more than 100 cats from various breeds, including cats from the Tri-County Animal Shelter, and heard the judges describe the breeds' colors and characteristics, while each cat competed for awards and received recognition of their breed.
"This is the first time ever that TICA has done a cat show in Waldorf. We've done one in La Plata in 2005 and a fantastic opportunity presented itself to have it at the Capital Clubhouse," said Anthony Hutcherson, author of TICA World of Cats: "All Kinds of Purrfect" coloring book.
The Capital Cat Classic had 104 exhibitors and 130 cats shown some from all over the world, including Hutcherson's Bengal cat, which according to TICA is currently the No. 7 cat in the world. Sponsors for Capital Cat Club's TICA show include Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Products and ViaGen Pets, a global leader in animal genetic preservation and cloning services.
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Bolt and Keel
As Kayleen VanderRee was tossing out some garbage in a trash can at a park last July, she thought she heard something. She stopped in her tracks. It was the unmistakable sound of a cat meowing.
VanderRee watched as a tiny kitten came out from behind a bush and reluctantly walked toward her. "I coaxed him out and picked him up," VanderRee told The Dodo. Then she saw a second kitten. That's when she called over her best friend, Danielle Gumbley.
"They were clearly abandoned," VanderRee said. "There's lot of cougars and bears and eagles in the area, so we decided to take them with us because we didn't want them to get eaten."
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Kansas State University veterinary medicine researchers pave way to identify antiviral treatment for deadly infectious cat disease
Health Canal 09/04/2016 10:09:00
An antiviral compound, shown in red, is bound to coronavirus protease, shown in teal. Coronavirus protease plays an essential role in virus replication. The compound inhibits the function of viral protease by binding to the active site leading to failed virus replication.
A new research project in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has been successful in treating a deadly cat disease that has previously been nearly 100 percent fatal.
Yunjeong Kim, an associate professor in the college's diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department, has worked with collaborators in diverse fields to develop an antiviral compound for feline coronavirus associated with feline infectious peritonitis, more commonly known as FIP.
Her article, "Reversal of the Progression of Fatal Coronavirus Infection in Cats by a Broad-Spectrum Coronavirus Protease Inhibitor," has just been published in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
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Pheonix Pet Expos
National events company Amazing Pet Expos announced a partnership with The International Cat Association (TICA) as part of the planned events at the 7th Annual Phoenix Pet Expo in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 16-17. Desperados Cat Fanciers cat club, licensed by TICA, will bring more than 125 cats to compete for big wins both days of the expo at the 9th Annual Spring Shootout Cat Show.
Feline enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy simultaneous judging of cats in four rings, have the opportunity to talk with feline experts, and be able to enjoy cuddly cats up close and personal at the TICA booth. Many of the 63 TICA-recognized cat breeds and household pet cats will attend and compete for wins.
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Alabama Paws & Claws
By Laura Camper, Star Staff Writer
Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star
Fate Mays shows off this Himalayan cat. The Alabama Paws & Claws cat show was held this weekend at the Anniston City Meeting Center in downtown.
Cat lovers from across the country have brought their animals to compete in the show.
On Saturday, March 19, the Anniston City Meeting Center was filled with cat lovers like Lopeman, some working, some showing and some hoping to find strays a home.
Teresa Russell of Cheaha Regional Humane Society said the society brought 10 cats hoping to find them homes.
Two of them had already been adopted by 11 a.m.
"You do well here," Russell said. "People come looking because they know you have a wide variety of cats here."
Five of the Humane Society cats were participating in the show. Wendy, a 2-year-old mostly gray cat in need of a home, was bathed and brushed and ready for her appearance in front of a judge Saturday. She purred and tried her best to get down and explore before being carried off for judging. Two of Wendy's peers had already placed fourth and ninth in the household pet category, Russell said.
Deanna Dean of Oxford, who brought two of her cats to the event, said cat shows are just fun. She's been showing her cats since 2010 after she learned household pets were welcomed at the shows.
"You bring your baby from home and someone says, 'Oh, what beautiful eyes' and 'Oh, what beautiful condition,' and you go home with a ribbon, and you're home, you're really home," Dean said.
Pure-bred cats have standards that they must meet, things like the size of and the distance between their ears or the color of their eyes. But with household pets, it's more about personality and "what charms the judge," Dean said.
Pam Maddox, one of the organizers of the show, said there are 63 breeds recognized by TICA, The International Cat Association plus household pets.
"We work with our cats at home to try to get them to be very personable," Maddox said as she groomed her American shorthair in preparation to be judged.
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