The International Cat Association has partnered with The Professional Cat Groomers Association of America (PCGAA) to promote cat care and welfare. PCGAA, which has students and members around the world, offers continued education and advanced certification courses for professional groomers who want to increase the cat segment of their business.
“We’re thrilled to partner with PCGAA as they strive to give care through proper grooming of cats no matter their breeding, age or coat length,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “Our partnership allows us to reach out to even more cat owners worldwide, and help them understand the importance of grooming their cats properly to ensure a happy and healthy life.”
“PCGAA chose to partner with TICA because of their focus on educating communities and cat owners on the care and welfare of cats, pedigreed or not,” said Kimberly Raisanen, President and Founder of PCGAA. “So many cat owners aren’t aware of the certified cat groomers in their area, who are trained to work with cats and understand the difference in handling and grooming a cat versus a dog which ensures a more pleasurable experience for their cats.”
Mary Arnold, an Approved All Breed Judge with TICA, sits on PCGAA’s Board of Directors and has helped the organization in understanding the different breed of cats’ standards and grooming needs.