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Focus on Quality, Safety & Cat Psychology Earns Nekochan TICA Seal of Approval

By focusing on quality design and “swat” cats like, the Nekochan brand of interactive wand toys and catnappers has quickly gained accolades and awards from cat owners and leading cat experts worldwide.

Now Nekochan’s focus on quality has earned the first-ever brand endorsement for cat toys and cat beds from The International Cat Association (TICA). TICA is the worldleading authority and largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, and largest registry of household pet cats and kittens.

TICA Members Looking For Quality Recommendations

“This is the first branding agreement for cat toys and cat beds that TICA has ever entered into and we made our choice carefully,” confirms Roeann Fulkerson, Director of Marketing, TICA. “Our members have been asking us to recommend safe, quality cat products that promote the physical and psychological well-being of cats. Nekochan products were tested by TICA and advisory panels of our feline friends, representing a wide variety of breeds with different play preferences,” explains Roeann. “We’re proud to announce our partnership with Nekochan.”

Nekochan’s founder and chief creative officer Ellen Tsuyuki says TICA’s endorsement is a dream come true for the Nekochan team. “I created Neko Flies because I could not find safe, high quality products that my cats loved,” explains Ellen. “For Nekochan to be recognized by TICA, the world’s leading authority on cats, is an amazing honor that sets our brand apart,” says Ellen. “TICA’s endorsement validates the time and care we put into designing and testing Neko Flies, Birbug interactive toys and our popular line-up of Neko Nappers cat beds,” says Ellen.

TICA Confirms Prey Play Essential to Cat’s Health & Well-being

TICA recommends cat owners seek out products that stimulate their cat’s prey instinct when it comes to play. “It’s important to enrich your cat’s life with prey play,” explains Roeann. “Wand toys like Neko Birbug allow cats to use their natural quickness, agility and hunting instincts. According to feline behavioral studies by Dr. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN at The Ohio State University, “a few minutes of daily play helps to keep your cat healthy and stress-free,” says Roeann, stressing that cats should only be allowed to play with wand toys under human supervision.

Variety for All Breeds and Cat Play Prey Preferences

TICA experts say it’s important to determine if your cat prefers bird-like toys that fly through the air, such as Nekochan’s bestselling Birbug; furry, mouse-like toys that scurry on the ground like Neko Flies Kittenator, or lightening quick toys with lots of movement like Neko Flies Katarantula.

Nekochan Earns TICA Brand Endorsement 

“Some cats will have definite preferences; others like more variety. Nekochan products provide different options that appeal to a wide variety of cats and breeds,” confirms Vickie Fisher, recent TICA past president. “Equally important, Nekochan toys are very durable and that means they provide longlasting and safe play for all cats – from laid back breeds like Birmans and Ragdolls to high-energy Savannahs and Bengal cats who love to leap, jump and play in a more rough and tumble way,” says Vickie. Neko Nappers Offer Safe Refuge for Sleepy Cats In addition to playtime, cats also need safe, soft refuges for sleep and time out, says Roeann. “Neko Nappers are thoughtfully designed to provide a refuge for cats when they need a little privacy,” explains Roeann, adding that the soft, washable material used in the cat bed stand out from traditional options on the market. “The beds are stylish and
neutral, so they fit into any décor and can be easily cleaned,” she says.

According to Ellen, Nekochan product packaging will begin bearing the TICA logo this summer. “Retailers who have an inventory of existing products can contact our team to receive store materials and stickers to help highlight the TICA endorsement in-store,” she says, adding that the company’s website has also been updated. “To be recognized by TICA is an incredible honor, and we want cat lovers to know that Nekochan meets TICA’s exacting standards so they can feel good about treating their cats to a new Nekochan toy or sleeper,” she says.

About TICA

TICA™, The International Cat Association™ is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first and world’s largest–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, and administers the rules licensing hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe, in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats, the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats by teaching responsible cat ownership, and enriching the lives of all cats through its programs, events, and services. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats. To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org. FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation

About Nekochan

Neckochan is dedicated to creating safe, durable and enduring products for cats. Neko Birbug, Neko Flies and Neko Nappers are available at leading specialty retailers across North America. To learn more and order products, visit www.nekoflies.com or call 1-866-699-6356 (NEKO)

April 25 – 27, 2014, at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, The International Cat Association (TICA) event sponsored by Dr. Elsey Precious Cat Litter, Sturdi Products and Royal Canin teams with American Family’s Pet Expo to present 55 pedigreed breeds of cats in competition for the coveted title of Best In Show. Added to the championship cat show is Junior Exhibitor presentation at noon on Saturday. Children present their cat and the public learns fascinating tidbits about the breed, caring for cats and will enjoy the enthusiasm from the children. Amanda Stone, 2013 Miss Southern California Teen US will be joining the cat show on Saturday to help present some adoptable shelter cats ready to go with qualified fur-ever homes.

The Bengal and Savannah breed presentation, “Walk on the Wild Side” held at 1:00 pm each day and hosted by Jay Bangle, TICA Allbreed judge and Bengal breeder.

Grooming demonstration at 2:00 pm each day, presented by both longhair and shorthair TICA exhibitors. Yes,
cats really do like to be groomed, let us show you how.

Each day at 3:00 pm TICA exhibitors will share interesting information about “Showing your Household Pet”
so you too can appreciate how fun this hobby really is.

Visit the Pedigreed and Household Pet cat show in the Huntington Beach building and enjoy education presentations, breed history, children, and adults of all ages sharing their joy and love of cats. TICA currently recognizes more than 55 breeds of cats from the ancient Abyssinian to the newer breeds like the Pixie Bob, the naked Sphynx to the longhaired Norwegian Forest Cat, and including wild looking Savannahs and Bengals.


About The International Cat Association, Inc

TICA-The International Cat Association, Inc is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, the largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning associations for cat shows. TICA was the first and now the world’s largest–registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. The responsible breeding of pedigreed cats is of value to preserves the distinct characteristics of individual pedigreed breeds and ensures the continuation of predictable physical and behavioral traits for future generations. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, ethical breeding practices, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. In part, TICA’s mission is to have the most accurate and comprehensive certified pedigree registry in the world. TICA currently recognizes more than 55 breeds of cats. No matter where you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun...and friendships. To learn
more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation.

Don’t Miss the Fifth Annual AKC Meet the Breeds Event

New York, NY – New York City is going to the dogs and cats once again when the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and The International Cat Association (TICA) join forces to host the fifth annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event on September 28th and 29th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Sponsored by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider, AKC Meet the Breeds is the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats and offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the country’s rarest dog and cat breeds. Spectators can talk to responsible breeders and owners about these amazing animals and determine the right breed for their lifestyle.

“AKC Meet the Breeds is the perfect way for the public to learn about the predictability of purebred dogs and figure out what breed is right for them,” said AKC Meet the Breeds Spokesperson Gina DiNardo. “Educating yourself about the needs and qualities of each breed is very important, so come and literally ‘meet’ hundreds of dogs and cats and learn which would make the best addition to your family.”

“Nowhere else can New Yorkers step into an ancient Burmese temple and pet a Birman cat and then be transported to the Land of Oz to play with a Cairn Terrier,” said TICA President Vickie Fisher.“ AKC Meet the Breeds allows people to experience that, and then talk to owners and breeders about what that cat or dog is like as a pet.”

In addition to meeting tons of dog and cat breeds in elaborately decorated booths, attendees can expect to see the following:

  • Ongoing demonstrations allow attendees to watch dogs and cats race against the clock in the fast-paced sport of Agility, see dogs do tricks, show off their Flyball and Frisbee skills, and view law enforcement K9s in action.
  • Top experts in pet-related fields including breeding, training, grooming, nutrition and first aid. Get to know some of the cat and dog specialists who will be available to answer your questions and help you identify the best breed for you.
  • More than 100 vendors selling unique dog and cat items so you can spoil your favorite
    Fido or Fluffy. Every imaginable canine and feline product will be available.
  • Games and giveaways at vendor booths including free samples and activities for kids.

Get social with the AKC and TICA! Join AKC on Facebook and Twitter and TICA on Facebook and Twitter.


About AKC Meet the Breeds – From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van, AKC Meet the Breeds® showcases 160 American Kennel Club® (AKC) registered dog breeds and this year will feature 50 cat breeds registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs and cats while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle. AKC Meet the Breeds is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc., a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 160,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities including ongoing demonstration rings – featuring law enforcement K-9’s, dog agility, grooming– and more than 100 vendor booths that offer every imaginable product for pets and their owners. Event sponsors include The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Pet Brands, Inc., Motel 6, and BH Pet Gear LLC. For more information visit www.MeetTheBreeds.com.

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) was organized during 1979, is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 54 breeds of cats. Wherever you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun...and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org.

Tickets are available online for pet lovers who want to learn about and have the chance to pet and play with rare cats and dogs at Meet the Breeds on October 20 and 21 2012 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

11931798 plush sweet british shorthairs will be at meet the breedsPlush, sweet British Shorthairs will be at Meet the BreedsJuly 23, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW YORK, NY – Ever meet a Xoloitzcuintli? How about a Sphynx without having to go to Egypt? This October, New Yorkers will get the opportunity to meet these rare dog and cat breeds face-to-face along with more than 200 other breeds of dogs and cats when the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The International Cat Association (TICA) host the fourth annual AKC Meet the Breeds event at the Javits Center October 20 & 21. Tickets are on sale now at www.MeetTheBreeds.com.

Sponsored by leading pet healthcare insurance provider, PetPartners, Inc., AKC Meet the Breeds is an unique event that gives the public the opportunity to meet and interact with amazing dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes. Attendees can also approach experienced breeders and owners with questions about how these dogs and cats can be expected to act as family pets. .

“Educating the public about the predictable qualities and needs of each breed is the major motivating factor for holding this event each year,” said AKC Meet the Breeds Spokesperson Gina DiNardo. “Too, many people acquire pets the same way they go on blind dates, with not a lot of information and a lot of foggy hopes. AKC Meet the Breeds allows individuals to literally ‘meet’ hundreds of dogs and cats in one afternoon to help them better learn which breed should become a lifelong member of their family.”

“At AKC Meet the Breeds New Yorkers can step into the jungle and play with a Bengal cat or pet a 200 pound Mastiff dog in a Medieval castle, and when you’re done meeting the breed, you can talk with experts about what owning that pet is really like,” said TICA President Vickie Fisher.

In addition to meeting more than 200 dog and cat breeds, AKC Meet the Breeds will feature the following:

  • Ongoing demonstrations will allow spectators to watch dogs and cats race against the clock in the fast-paced sport of agility, Frisbee Disc Dogs and reenactments of U.S. Customs and Border Protection searches, so you know exactly why that Beagle is sniffing your luggage at the airport.
  • Kitty CAToure – Fashion week will never be the same after cats take center stage to show off the hottest trends by Meow-Wear fashion designer Carla Reiss.
  • Top experts in every pet-related field including training, grooming, nutrition and first aid. Get to know some of the cat and dog specialists who will be available to answer your questions and help you identify the best breed for your lifestyle.
  • More than 100 vendors selling every imaginable dog and cat product just in time to spoil your favorite Fido or Fluffy before the holidays.
  • Fun activities for kids and pet-related giveaways at vendor booths.

Get your tickets now at www.MeetTheBreeds.com. Advanced tickets are $15 adult/$10 kids.

See what you missed last year and make your plans for this year’s event by viewing coverage from last year’s AKC Meet the Breeds at http://www.akc.org/meet_the_breeds/2011photos.html.

Get social with the AKC and TICA! Join AKC on Facebook and Twitter and TICA on Facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation and Twitter @TICAcats.

About AKC Meet the Breeds – From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van, AKC Meet the Breeds® showcases 160 American Kennel Club® (AKC) registered dog breeds and this year will feature 50 cat breeds registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs and cats while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle. AKC Meet the Breeds is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc., a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 160,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities including ongoing demonstration rings – featuring law enforcement K-9’s, dog agility, grooming– and more than 100 vendor booths that offer every imaginable product for pets and their owners. Event sponsors include The Hartford Financial Services, Inc., Pet Brands, Inc., Purina® Pro Plan®, Motel 6, K9 Advantix II, Felidae®, Sturdi Products, BH Pet LLC, and TimberTech. For more information visit www.MeetTheBreeds.com.

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) was organized during 1979, is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 54 breeds of cats. Wherever you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun...and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org

The International Cat Association (TICA) announced the reelection of its President, Vickie Fisher and its Vice President, Bobbie Tullo for new terms which start January 1, 2012.

11766548 vickie fisher tica president and all breed judgeVickie Fisher, TICA President and All Breed JudgeJan. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of purebred cats, announced that Vickie Fisher was re-elected as the organization’s President and Board of Directors Chair. TICA also announced that Bobbie Tullo has been reelected as the organization’s Vice President. Both Fisher and Tullo will serve a new three-year term starting January 1, 2012.

“I’m thrilled that TICA’s members have reelected both myself and Bobbie Tullo to continue to help TICA expand its presence around the world, and to have the chance to work with and educate local communities and youth groups on responsible pet ownership and cat welfare,” said Fisher. “During the past two years, we’ve experienced the wonderful world of TICA and have had the honor to get to know not only the fabulous felines around the world but share in the fun and friendships that our members and exhibitors enjoy in every country where TICA has members and clubs that host shows!”

Fisher and Tullo were elected in 2009 and served two years as President and Vice President respectively. Fisher has also previously served as TICA’s Southwest Regional Director and a member of its Board of Directors. She is an Approved All Breed judge for TICA. Fisher is the President and Founder of the Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres (AKK), a nonprofit "friends of" the City Animal Shelters; an instructor for the City of Albuquerque’s Animal Shelter’s School Outreach Program; and a Director of a New Mexico healthcare organization. Previously Fisher was the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque. A Certified Public Accountant, Fisher has held several executive financial positions including Cabinet Secretary for Taxation for the State of New Mexico.

Tullo, a licensed and approved TICA All Breed judge since 1982, is a charter life member and helped put on the first TICA cat show. She also has been TICA’s Judging Administrator and a member of its Rules Committee since 1997. Tullo is the founder of the Chausie Rescue and several chartered cat clubs. She is a small business owner of an antique emporium in Pine, Arizona



Organized during 1979, The International Cat Association (TICA) is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 55 breeds of cats. No matter where you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun..and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org. Cat lovers can also learn about cat care, breeds, nutrition, psychology and more at TICA University http://www.ticau.com

The American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association educate and entertain tens of thousands of dog and cat lovers at the third annual AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City.

11746394 kids loved playing bingo about cats and dogsKids loved playing bingo about cats and dogsDec. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- From cats in costumes to a recreated scene from the Wizard of Oz, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and The International Cat Association (TICA) hosted record-breaking crowds at the third annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event – the largest showcase of dogs and cats in the world.

Presented by PetPartners, Inc., your partner in pet health care, more than 1,000 dogs and cats, representing 210 breeds, filled the Javits Center on November 19 & 20. From the more common Labrador Retriever and Sphynx cat to some of the rarer breeds, such as the Pumi and Toyger cat, dog and cat lovers were treated to interactive, decorative displays and allowed to meet and play with each breed while learning directly from the experts the responsibilities of owning that pet.

“The AKC was pleased to join forces with TICA to once again offer the public this opportunity to meet and play with dogs and cats, including some of the rarest breeds most people may have only read about or have seen on television,” said AKC Assistant Vice President Gina DiNardo. “This entertaining and educational event helped teach children of all ages – including local Girl Scout and Brownie troops – about which dog or cat could become a lifelong member of their family and how to be a responsible owner.”

“TICA was proud to be a part of AKC Meet the Breeds and give kids the opportunity to walk through the Bengal breed booth decorated as the jungle, and pet the loveable Toyger cat that looks like a wild Tiger, while their parents learned about responsible pet ownership and the importance of learning the characteristics of each breed before you add it to your family,” said TICA President Vickie Fisher.

“I want to thank all of our sponsors, vendors and especially the wonderful volunteers from participating AKC Parent clubs and TICA that represented the more than 200 breed booths and performed in the demonstration rings,” said AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “Your help and dedication is what makes us able to bring this responsible pet extravaganza to life and educate the public about what breed is best for their lifestyle.”

This year’s Best Booth Awards were sponsored by ShowSight Magazine, with the Saluki booth winning for the Hound Group and taking Best Booth in Show for their recreation of an ancient Egyptian setting with booth volunteers dressed in traditional Arabian clothing. The Labrador Retriever booth took best in the Sporting Group, the Mastiff won best in the Working Group, the Cairn Terrier won best in the Terrier Group, the Chinese Crested took best in the Toy Group, the American Eskimo Dog won for the Non-Sporting Group, the German Shepherd Dog won for the Herding Group, and the Cirneco Dell’Etna won for the Miscellaneous Class/FSS breeds.

Spectators enjoyed more than 15 entertaining demonstrations including the popular Kitty CATure feline fashion show featuring Meow Wear designer Carla Reiss’ custom creations, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection team and their K-9s, and dog and cat agility where people got the chance to watch the dogs and cats race against the clock through weave polls, over jumps and through tunnels.

More than 100 vendor booths also offered every imaginable pet product and service including Paramount Chemical Specialties nontoxic-stain and health products, The Hartford auto and home insurance for responsible dog owners, LG Electronics USA vacuums for pet owners, American Pet Product Association promotion of the benefits of pet ownership and the human-animal bond and Motel 6/Studio 6 offering pet friendly lodging with a 10% AKC discount. These are some of the many ways of giving owners the opportunity to bring a little something back to share with their four legged friends just in time for the holidays.

View photo coverage at www.MeetTheBreeds.com. Additional photos and video can be found on AKC’s social media pages including Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.

About AKC Meet the Breeds

From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van, AKC Meet the Breeds® showcases 160 American Kennel Club® (AKC) registered dog breeds and this year will feature 50 cat breeds registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs and cats while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle. AKC Meet the Breeds is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc., a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 160,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities including ongoing demonstration rings – featuring law enforcement K-9’s, dog agility, grooming– and more than 100 vendor booths that offer every imaginable product for pets and their owners. Event sponsors include Pet Partners, Inc., The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., P&G Pet Care, Iams, Pet Brands, Inc., Motel 6, Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+), Hill’s® Science Diet® Small & Toy Breed dog food, LG Electronics USA, Paramount Chemical Specialties, Inc., American Pet Products Association, Canine Companies, Inc., Toyota’s Pet Safety Initiative, amNewYork, Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University and ShowSight. For more information visit www.meetthebreeds.com.

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.


The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) was organized during 1979, is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 54 breeds of cats. Wherever you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun... and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org.

Ruddy ticked tabby Abyssinian from Europe takes title as the Best Cat for The International Cat Association’s 2010-2011 show season.

11645753 tica 2010 2011 international winner best catTICA 2010-2011 International Winner Best CatSept. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- Harlingen, Texas – Abyfelis Ermes has won the title of Best Cat for The International Cat Association’s (TICA) 2010-2011 show season. TICA is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, and the Abyssinian is one of fifty five breeds recognized by the organization for championship titles and end-of-season awards.

The Ruddy Ticked Tabby earned his International Winner title by accumulating more than 13,000 points during the show season which ran from May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. Supreme Grand Champion Abyfelis Ermes, bred and owned by Patricia Jean-Jean from France, was also Best Cat for TICA’s Southern Europe Region.

Other international winners for the 2010-2011 show season were:
• Best Kitten – IW Mtnest Prince William – Brown(black) Classic Tabby/White Maine Coon – Bred and owned by Judy and David Bernbaum
• Best Alter – IW SGCA Grandbois Etiennne Guittard – Chartreux – Bred by Nancy Dionne and Carole McFadden – Owned by N Dionne, D Steele and C McFadden
• Best Household Pet – IW SGM Awwsome Amber of Careycats – Brown (black) Mackerel Torbie/White – Owner Tanya Carey
• Best Household Pet Kitten – Kenny – Red Ticked Tabby – Owned by Linda Swierczynski

“Congratulations to our Best International Winners for the 2010-2011 show season,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “These beautiful cats are fine examples of their breeds, and the cats that TICA’s members and exhibitors breed and show at our events held every year, around the world.”

Past International Winners will be at AKC Meet the Breeds® co-hosted by TICA and the American Kennel Club (AKC®) on November 19-20 2011 in New York City. Representatives of these breeds and over fifty more will be available to meet in person. There will also be over 100 breeds of dogs in addition to dog and cat agility, breed presentations and more. To learn more visit http://www.akc.org/meet_the_breeds/

About The International Cat Association

The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) was organized during 1979, is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 55 breeds of cats. Wherever you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun...and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org.

About AKC Meet the Breeds

From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van, AKC Meet the Breeds® showcases 160 American Kennel Club® (AKC) registered dog breeds and this year will feature 50 cat breeds registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs and cats while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle. AKC Meet the Breeds is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc., a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 160,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities including ongoing demonstration rings – featuring law enforcement K-9’s, dog agility, grooming– and more than 100 vendor booths that offer every imaginable product for pets and their owners. Event sponsors include The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., P&G Pet Care, Iams, Pet Brands, Inc., Motel 6, Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+), Hill’s Science Diet Small & Toy Breed dog food, LG Electronics USA, Paramount Chemical Specialties, Inc. and Canine Companies, Inc. For more information visit http://www.akc.org/meet_the_breeds/


The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) was organized during 1979, is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 54 breeds of cats. Wherever you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun...and friendships. To learn more about TICA visit http://www.tica.org.

 

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