(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / November 6, 2018) - The weekend of November 10-11, ThunderKatz, an Oklahoma City based cat club, will host their 22nd Annual Championship All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show, where nearly 200 cats will compete for titles awarded by The International Cat Association (TICA). Show admission, is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.
The show is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days at the Payne County Expo Center, Heritage Hall Building, 4518 Expo Circle East, Stillwater, OK 74075.
Visitors will be able to view many of the 71 breeds registered in the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, TICA. Some of the most recognizable breeds in the world, as well as the newest breeds, will be represented. The two top registered breeds, the Bengal and Ragdoll will be in attendance as well as one of the newest, the Lykoi. Bengals are known for their exotic wild appearance, often referred to as ‘living room leopards.’ The Ragdoll, so named because they go limp in your arms, making them the ideal docile pet for families. The Lykoi, has an uncanny resemblance to the mythical Werewolf!
How about the rarest cat of them all? A calico male, named Dawntreader Texas Calboy, a huge Maine Coon, is rumored to be attending this show. A cat so controversial he has been banned from showing in another cat registry, but is welcomed with open arms in TICA! Only at a cat show can so many long haired, short haired or no haired cats be viewed under the same roof.
Each day there will be six rings, with six different judges, running simultaneously. Each cat will show in each ring during the course of the day. When not in the rings, cats can be viewed in their benching area with their owners, who will be more than happy to answer questions regarding their specific breed.
The ThunderKatz show is a great educational opportunity for the whole family. TICA promotes education on such issues as; banning declawing in the United States, a cruel practice that has already been banned in Europe, to various health concerns found in each of the different registered breeds.
“The proceeds from this show go to fund rescues,” President, Stormi Nell explained. “We donate to local rescues here in Oklahoma, as well as a rescue run by a TICA judge and his family. It’s all for a very good cause.”
While supplies last, spectators can pick up a free copy of The International Cat Association’s ‘Meet the Breeds’ Brochure, as well as a coloring book for the kids.
ThunderKatz Cat Club members meet once a month. Our main focus is planning our cat show and helping cat rescue organizations. Anyone interested in becoming a member can visit our website where they will find our membership application and yearly fees.
For more information visit www.ThunderKatz.weebly.com or contact Co-Show Managers C.J. Nell, 405-423-8134 or Tammy Ardolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.