Our First Show:
NEW DATE: October 8 and 9, 2011

Located in Hartford, CT
In conjunction with Jenks Pet Expo

Judges:

Saturday Sunday
Lisa Dickie AB Paul Lahey AB
Odette Lamoureux AB Odette Lamoureux AB
Donna Madison AB Marilyne Dombroski AB
Ed Manning AB Ed Manning AB
Jimmy Reardon SP Steve Lawson SP
Toni Scarboro SP Carol Lawson SP
4 Congresses

ENTRY CLERK

Mindy Ferreira
123 Washington Ridge Road
New Milford, CT  06776
860-350-2499
westmeow@sbcglobal.net

NEW SHOW HALL:   Connecticut Convention Center   100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 06103   860.249.6000 http://www.ctconventions.com/directions/documents/Hartford_Map.pdf

SHOW HOTEL: La Quinta Inn Hartford Bradley Airport  64 Ella Grasso Turnpike Windsor Locks, CT.   Phone: 1-860-623-3336 Free Airport Shuttle. 15 miles from Show hall. There is no block for the cat show, reserve early for more reasonable room rates.  

OTHER AREA PET FRIENDLY HOTELS: 
Super 8 Hotel: 57 West Service Road – Hartford, CT  06120  860-246-8888.

AIRPORT: Bradley International (BDL) 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (Distance from Show hall: 15.1 mi – about 19 mins )

BENCHING AND SHOW HOURS:  Check in time will be 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM on both days.  Judging begins promptly at 10:00 AM Saturday and 9:30 AM Sunday.  All cats must remain in the show hall until the advertised closing time of 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.  All claws must be clipped prior to benching. Public admitted to pet show from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. No cats may remain in the show hall overnight.

CAGES AND SUPPLIES: Benching cages of standard sizes (approximately 22” X 22” x 22”) will be provided for each entry. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Please inform us if you will be using your own cage. 

HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pet kittens (ages 4 - 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation.)

KITTENS: Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. Kittens for sale must be at least three months old on the first day of the show. Kittens under three calendar months of age are not permitted to be in the show hall. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management. 

SHOW RULES: By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and the TICA show rules. Official show rules may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2964, Harlingen, Texas 78551, (956) 428-8046.

 REGISTRATION: With the exception of preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the next show and confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards. 

THIS IS A NON-VETTED SHOW: All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Rabies and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Please clip claws (front and back) prior to benching. Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household. Any cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. 

SUMMARY SHEET: Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees. Fee totals must accompany entry forms. NO REFUNDS. We will call collect if significant questions arise regarding your entries. A fee of $25.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks returned for any reason. 

CLERKS: Please mark your summary sheet if you are interested in clerking. We always welcome all clerks and stewards.

HOLD HARMLESS POLICY: By entering this show, the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless BellaGatti Cat Club, The International Cat Association (TICA), Jenks Productions and the CT Expo Center of any damages, claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA).