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HARLINGEN, TX -- Recognized for providing safe and healthy alternatives for our cats TICA bestows its newest Endorsement of Excellence Award to Sleepypod.

"Busy TICA cat-owners demand products that are not only versatile but also exceptional enough to safeguard the pets that mean so much to us," said TICA President Vickie Fisher. "Whether in the car or plane and everywhere in between, Sleepypod has created a line of innovative, well-designed and functional products with features known to keep your cat protected and relaxed."

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MAY 16, 2017 -- The International Cat Association (TICA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Merck Manuals to offer free access to the Merck Veterinary Manual
(MVM).

For more than 60 years, the Merck Veterinary Manual has been a trusted source in providing medical information to veterinarians and other animal health professionals. TICA is proud to announce that members will now have the ability to access the Merck Veterinary Manual content and information covering all common diseases and species with thousands of images and videos for free at tica.org.

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It was standing room only at the 28th Annual Expo, held at the OC Fair & Event Center, April 28-30

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – (May 9, 2017) Official attendance numbers have been reported and show organizers enthusiastically report that more than 47,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), held April 22-30, 2017
at the OC Fair & Event Center. In addition, 510 dogs, cats – and even a few rabbits and guinea pigs – were adopted into “forever homes” from AFPE’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations.
Additionally, approximately 159 of those adoptable animals received complimentary grooming from California groomers
who volunteer their time.

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Wyckoff, NJ, April 12, 2017: Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of eleven feline medical research grants funded through the generous support of private and corporate donations from around the world.

Winn Board President Glenn Olah, DVM, PhD, DABVP (Feline) stated, “Following a very thorough and rigorous review of 36 competitive proposals, we awarded $214,017 in grants for a diverse group of cat health studies examining the use of stem cells to treat feline diabetes, hepatic lipidosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and the potential role of stem cells in regulating T-cell activation and proliferation. In addition, Winn awarded grants investigating shelter cat adoption in families of children with autism, foraging behavior in confined cats, prolonged use of an antacid in cats, probiotic therapy for Tritrichomonas foetus, cryopreservation of feline red blood cells, biomarkers for FIP diagnosis, and potentially vaccinating against a virus causing lymphoma. Winn’s Grant Review Committee was impressed by the total quantity of proposals, the quality of the science proposed and the number of submissions from several countries around the world.”

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August 29, 2016: Harlingen, TX, Mischief Managed of Blueyonder sat in a shelter in Parkville, MD with a very uncertain future ahead of the little kitten. It was a lucky day when her luminous amber eyes caught the attention of veteran cat enthusiast Vanadis Crawford who recognized her beauty and energetic personality as exactly what they were, the makings of a feline star. Mischief Managed, Missy around the house, will be just one of the many cats celebrated in the huge TICA, The International Cat Association, show in San Diego Sept. 3 - 4, 2016 at the Town & Country Resort from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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(TICA) The International Cat Association and Desperados Cat Fanciers, Inc. present the 9th Annual Spring Shootout Cat Show at the 2016 Phoenix Pet Expo in Scottsdale, AZ on April 16-17, 2016.

Phoenix, AZ– 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 7th annual Phoenix Pet Expo. Desperados Cat Fanciers cat club, licensed by The International Cat Association, is pleased to bring over 125 cats to compete for big wins both days of the 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.

“TICA is very excited to partner with Amazing Pet Expo to bring the public a variety of cat breeds and household pets who compete for regional and international wins. TICA believes in the fun and educational purpose of Amazing Pet Expos and we are happy to help by bringing the feline experts,” says Roeann Fulkerson, TICA Director of Marketing.

New cat applicants are welcome but there are no walk-ins accepted at the event, all cats must be pre-entered! Details and requirements are outlined on the entry form, which must be completed prior to entering. The entry form
can be located at http://desperadoscatshow.com 

“We certainly look forward to graciously welcoming as many new cat show exhibitors as possible, but all applicants must follow the guidelines of the competition. We look forward to seeing everyone – new and returning - at the
show,” says Desperados Show Manager, Sandi Mattingly. The Phoenix Pet Expo is a free admission event and is open to the public on Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 17 from 11am to 4pm. 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 Phoenix Pet Expo also features opportunities for attendees to explore over 250 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.

"Guests are always amazed at what they are able to experience at these pet expos. An Amazing Pet Expo is a great socialization tool for your pets,” says Ethan Barnett, Vice President of Events. “And seeing so many different pet types and breeds at one event is educational and fun. People might decide to visit a pet expo just to have fun with their pet, but they end up leaving with new knowledge on becoming the best pet parent.”

This free, indoor and air-conditioned event attracts more than 25,000 attendees annually along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to experience a place where all pets can enjoy a fun day or two out with their pet parent(s). All well-behaved pets are welcome, as long as they’re on a fixed lead (or in a carrier) and have proof of age-appropriate rabies vaccines. The 2016 Phoenix Pet Expo is produced by Amazing 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 expo@phoenixpetexpo.com or visit http://www.phoenixpetexpo.com, https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixPetExpo or https://www.twitter.com/AmazingPetExpo.


TICA, The International Cat Association is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA is headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe in 103 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats. To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org or FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation

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High-Resolution Cover, Author and Artist images available via e-mail or www.tica.org/allkindsofpurrfect

Portland, OR January 26, 2016 - TICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.

The book contrasts the distinguishing characteristics of the cats with an array of people reinforcing beauty, like felines or humans, comes in different shapes, sizes and colors but all are “purrfect” to someone. Copies of the book will be available for free to spectators at The International Show at the Holiday Inn PDX January 29-31, 2016. The illustrator and author will be on hand for signings, with cats to pet from 12-1 PM Saturday & Sunday.

Anthony Hutcherson, a Washington DC-based documentary & event producer, wrote the coloring book’s series of rhymes depicting feline beauty and proper cat care. “I grew up with cats. Raising and showing Bengal Cats for 20 years as well as travels throughout the world have allowed me to appreciate the differences in cats and people, ”offers the author. Hutcherson’s Bengal Cats most recently earned the honor of the Best Bengal Kitten and Best Female adult Bengal Cat worldwide in 2015. He was elected chairperson for the Bengal Cat breed in 2008, 2011 & 2014.

Beaverton, OR illustrator Christine Knopp has provided the whimsical images of the felines that fill the pages. Her experience working with Disney video games and children's books is put to good use by giving each of the cats depicted a personality. Ms. Knopp is a professor of digital art at the Academy of Art, children's book illustrator, and owns two Sphynx cats, Gandalf and Archimedes.

In addition to the pages to color the book also includes a full color breed chart of the all the cat breeds accepted by TICA. The book also features an activity page and instructions to make your own cat toy.

TICA's World of Cats, All Kinds of Purrfect will be available exclusively at TICA shows throughout the world in 2016. The book is made possible by the support of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat line of feline products.


TICA™, The International Cat Association™ is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA is headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org. FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation Dr. Elsey Precious Cat, Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 30 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. For more information, please contact us through our website, and follow news about our company on Facebook.

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