Preliminary Flyer

CAT-N–AROUND FELINE FANCIERS

Presents our
HHP and Allbreed Championship Cat Show

IT’S RAINING CATS

Fall Celebration

February 18th & 19th, 2012

NC State Fairgrounds
Holshauser Building
Raleigh, NC
27607

Closing Date: February 13, 2012 or when full

 
Saturday
 
Sunday
Robin Higgins
AB
Frances Yow
AB
Barbara Ray
AB
Marilyne Dombroskie
AB
Al Walbrun
AB
Lisa Dickie
AB
Debbie Lopeman
AB
Kim Tomlin
AB
Rene Knapp
AB
Barbara Kissinger
AB
Stephanie Smith
AB
Theresa Kempton
AB
Clint Knapp
SP
TBA
SP

Four Congresses!!!

Bengal Congress- judged by Rene Knapp
Pointed Cat Congress - judged by Marilyne Dombroskie
Sphynx Congress - judged by Lisa Dickie
Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, and Siberian Congress - judged by Barbara Ray

Show Manager
Entry Clerk
EdManningSe@aol.com
tinarn731@comcast.net
204 Loft Lane, Suite 172
494 Cinder Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
New Providence, PA 17560
(919) 451-6475
(717) 666-5755

No calls after 9 PM ET PLEASE!

SE Regional Meeting 8:30 AM Sunday

Show Hall: Holshauser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. The show hall is heated. Parking is free. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Fairgrounds property. A concession service will be available during show hours.
RV OVERNIGHT PARKING: The North Carolina State Fairgrounds allows RVs to stay on property for a fee. For information on RV access, see http://www.ncstatefair.org/facilities/rvaccess.htm or call (919) 612-6767 or (919) 821-7400.

Show Hotel: Holiday Inn, Crabtree Valley, 4100 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612.

The hotel is located approximately 5 miles from the show hall and provides free shuttle service to and from the airport between 7:00 AM and 10:30 PM. The Holiday Inn has offered us a rate of $79 a night plus tax (single, double, triple, or quad). They have a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also a full service bar. Check-in time is 3:00PM. Reservations must be made by calling (919) 782-8600 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Mention the group name Cat-N-Around Feline Fanciers when making reservations. Reservations must be made by February 3, 2011 to guarantee this special rate.

The hotel has waived all pet deposits, but you will be required to sign a release at check-in stating you will be responsible for any damages to the room caused by your cats. Please give a good impression of our TICA family by leaving your room as though no cats were ever in it. IMPORTANT: Only rooms booked in the block will have the pet fee waived. If you book outside the block or through some other service to obtain a different rate, you will be charged any pet deposits in effect at the hotel at the time.

Accessibility: The Holshauser Building and Holiday Inn meet ADA accessibility guidelines for ramps and wheelchair accessible facilities.

Transportation: Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the most accessible airport. The airport is approximately 5 miles from the show hotel and approximately 12 miles from the show hall. RDU is serviced by most major airlines including American, United, Delta, US Air, Continental, AirTran, Southwest, Air Canada and Jet Blue. Located in the heart of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC is also easily accessible from I-95, I-85 or I-40.

IMPORTANT: See the show hotel information for the hours the free shuttle runs to and from the airport. No free transportation is available to or from the showhall. The hotel is contracted to provide transportation for our judges. Exhibitors trying to "catch a ride" with the judges' shuttle can affect our judges getting to the show on time which can affect the show schedule for everyone. If you are flying to the show, we strongly suggest arranging carpooling with other exhibitors or obtaining a rental car. Taxi service is also available.

Show Hours: Check-in is 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Saturday. Check-in Sunday is 8:00 - 8:30 AM. Judging will start at 9:00 AM Saturday and Sunday. Show hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. In consideration of our paying spectators, no cat will be allowed to leave the show hall without the permission of the show management. No cats may remain in show hall overnight. Smoking is not allowed in the show hall.

Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show. However, to be scored for TICA titles and regional / International awards, all cats must be registered by their second show. Please contact TICA for registration forms and information (TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).

Show Rules: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and show committee. Official show rules, registration information & forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or viewed on their website at www.tica.org.

Benching: A single cage (22x22x22) is provided for each cat entered. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. Double cages (22x22x45) are available upon request for an additional fee of $25. Since single width "wire" cages are unavailable, if you are bringing your own cage, even if only a single width cage, you must purchase a double cage space. A grooming space is the same size as a double cage space. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. For your cat's comfort, the top, sides, and bottom of the cages must be covered. Vending from the benching area, unless prearranged with the club, is prohibited.

Grooming spaces: These measure 22 inches x 22 inches x 44 inches.

Services: Litter will be available. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and bowls. There will be people food available in the show hall.

Health: This is a non-vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or other illness will be escorted from along with any other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be immunized against feline rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and panleukopenia, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any feline from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within twenty-one days prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible for entry. An obviously pregnant or lactating cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.

Kittens: All kittens entered for competition must be at least four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar months old on the day of the show. Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

Household Pets: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Declawed Household Pets are OK at TICA shows. This is due to the number of HHPs that are rescue cats and may have already been declawed at the time of rescue. Household pets over 8 months of age MUST be spayed or neutered. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, check out http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm or send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at check in.

Cats For Sale: Kittens must be three (3) calendar months of age. Proof of age must be provided on request. No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers during show hours. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the showhall.

Vendors & Clerks: Those interested in vending or clerking the show should contact Ed Manning.

Clerks/Stewards: Ring Clerks will be paid $35 plus a fully marked catalog and a lunch voucher. Stewards will receive $10 per ring per day and a lunch voucher. Please check the summary sheet if you are interested. Do not deduct clerking fees from your entry. (It really messes up the bookkeeping.) Currently licensed TICA clerks will be given preference. Trainees and assistants are always welcome. Clerks and trainees will be given preferential benching if we know in advance that you will be clerking!

Awards: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International awards.

Best of the Best: Top-three best of the best cats, kittens, alters, HHPs, and HHP kittens will be recognized at the conclusion of the show.

Show Theme: Our show theme is "It's Raining Cats". The best three cages exemplifying the show theme will be recognized with special awards.

Sponsorships: Info will be coming soon.

Liability: Cat-N-Around Feline Fanciers, TICA, the Holiday Inn, and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds will not be held liable for injury, loss, or damage to cats, exhibitors, or property of exhibitors or vendors, or other such persons or property attending.

This is a preliminary flyer. Please check back with us for more info.

Questions related to the show (including directions, problems with the show hotel, etc.)
should be addressed to show management / entry clerk as identified on the flyer.
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