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Staff is working diligently to process tickets received during the week of December 23rd.

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August 29, 2016: Harlingen, TX, Mischief Managed of Blueyonder sat in a shelter in Parkville, MD with a very uncertain future ahead of the little kitten. It was a lucky day when her luminous amber eyes caught the attention of veteran cat enthusiast Vanadis Crawford who recognized her beauty and energetic personality as exactly what they were, the makings of a feline star. Mischief Managed, Missy around the house, will be just one of the many cats celebrated in the huge TICA, The International Cat Association, show in San Diego Sept. 3 - 4, 2016 at the Town & Country Resort from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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(TICA) The International Cat Association and Desperados Cat Fanciers, Inc. present the 9th Annual Spring Shootout Cat Show at the 2016 Phoenix Pet Expo in Scottsdale, AZ on April 16-17, 2016.

Phoenix, AZ– Leading national events company, Amazing Pet Expos, is excited to announce a partnership with (TICA) The International Cat Association as part of the planned events at the 7th annual Phoenix Pet Expo. Desperados Cat Fanciers cat club, licensed by The International Cat Association, is pleased to bring over 125 cats to compete for big wins both days of the Expo. Feline enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy simultaneous judging of cats in four rings, have the opportunity to talk with feline experts, and view cuddly cats up close and personal at the TICA booth. Many of the 63 TICA recognized cat breeds and household pet cats will attend and compete for wins.

“TICA is very excited to partner with Amazing Pet Expo to bring the public a variety of cat breeds and household pets who compete for regional and international wins. TICA believes in the fun and educational purpose of Amazing Pet Expos and we are happy to help by bringing the feline experts,” says Roeann Fulkerson, TICA Director of Marketing.

New cat applicants are welcome but there are no walk-ins accepted at the event, all cats must be pre-entered! Details and requirements are outlined on the entry form, which must be completed prior to entering. The entry form
can be located at http://desperadoscatshow.com 

“We certainly look forward to graciously welcoming as many new cat show exhibitors as possible, but all applicants must follow the guidelines of the competition. We look forward to seeing everyone – new and returning - at the
show,” says Desperados Show Manager, Sandi Mattingly. The Phoenix Pet Expo is a free admission event and is open to the public on Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 17 from 11am to 4pm. In addition to the Cat Show, the exposition features a weekend-long flyball competition as well as on-going disc dog demonstrations, canine freestyle dance demonstrations and lure coursing. The Phoenix Pet Expo also features opportunities for attendees to explore over 250 pet-related exhibitors, education about exotic animals, and a Petfinder.com mega-adoption area with more than 200 rescue pets available for adoption. Low-cost immunizations, discounted microchipping and free nail trims are available for all the furry friends who need them. Plus, there is entertainment and education as well as contests on two stages this year.

"Guests are always amazed at what they are able to experience at these pet expos. An Amazing Pet Expo is a great socialization tool for your pets,” says Ethan Barnett, Vice President of Events. “And seeing so many different pet types and breeds at one event is educational and fun. People might decide to visit a pet expo just to have fun with their pet, but they end up leaving with new knowledge on becoming the best pet parent.”

This free, indoor and air-conditioned event attracts more than 25,000 attendees annually along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to experience a place where all pets can enjoy a fun day or two out with their pet parent(s). All well-behaved pets are welcome, as long as they’re on a fixed lead (or in a carrier) and have proof of age-appropriate rabies vaccines. The 2016 Phoenix Pet Expo is produced by Amazing Expos, a leading event production company that currently produces more than 30 large pet expos across the United States. For more information, call 800-977-3609, email expo@phoenixpetexpo.com or visit http://www.phoenixpetexpo.com, https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixPetExpo or https://www.twitter.com/AmazingPetExpo.


TICA, The International Cat Association is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first 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, administers the rules licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe in 103 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats. To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org or FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation

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High-Resolution Cover, Author and Artist images available via e-mail or www.tica.org/allkindsofpurrfect

Portland, OR January 26, 2016 - TICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.

The book contrasts the distinguishing characteristics of the cats with an array of people reinforcing beauty, like felines or humans, comes in different shapes, sizes and colors but all are “purrfect” to someone. Copies of the book will be available for free to spectators at The International Show at the Holiday Inn PDX January 29-31, 2016. The illustrator and author will be on hand for signings, with cats to pet from 12-1 PM Saturday & Sunday.

Anthony Hutcherson, a Washington DC-based documentary & event producer, wrote the coloring book’s series of rhymes depicting feline beauty and proper cat care. “I grew up with cats. Raising and showing Bengal Cats for 20 years as well as travels throughout the world have allowed me to appreciate the differences in cats and people, ”offers the author. Hutcherson’s Bengal Cats most recently earned the honor of the Best Bengal Kitten and Best Female adult Bengal Cat worldwide in 2015. He was elected chairperson for the Bengal Cat breed in 2008, 2011 & 2014.

Beaverton, OR illustrator Christine Knopp has provided the whimsical images of the felines that fill the pages. Her experience working with Disney video games and children's books is put to good use by giving each of the cats depicted a personality. Ms. Knopp is a professor of digital art at the Academy of Art, children's book illustrator, and owns two Sphynx cats, Gandalf and Archimedes.

In addition to the pages to color the book also includes a full color breed chart of the all the cat breeds accepted by TICA. The book also features an activity page and instructions to make your own cat toy.

TICA's World of Cats, All Kinds of Purrfect will be available exclusively at TICA shows throughout the world in 2016. The book is made possible by the support of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat line of feline products.


TICA™, The International Cat Association™ is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first 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, administers the rules licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org. FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation Dr. Elsey Precious Cat, Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 30 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. For more information, please contact us through our website, and follow news about our company on Facebook.

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Englewood, CO — When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer, she and her husband Dr. Bruce Elsey, co-founders of Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat, knew they had a unique position to combine corporate success with a bigger mission-enabling pets and their owners to participate in the fight against cancer. Through the Cats Against Cancer Campaign nearly $8 million dollars has been raised to help the MMRF
drive advancements in cancer research and find a cure.

The interactive Cats Against Cancer campaign will run through February of 2016 and spans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram enabling users to share their individual experiences and support the campaign’s mission. As part of the campaign, users can download a coupon from the campaign landing page that allows them to save $3 on their next purchase of a 40-pound bag of Precious Cat Ultra Litter. For every $3 saved, Precious Cat will donate $3 to the
MMRF.

“The Elsey Family and the Cats Against Cancer campaign have been a total game changer. Since our partnership with the Elsey’s and Precious Cat in 2009, nearly 16 million dollars have been raised through their direct support and our matching year-end gift campaign,” says Walter Capone, CEO of the MMRF and chief believer in finding a cure.

Last year, the Cats Against Cancer campaign reached over two million people and received thousands of unique visitors over the span of five months. “This year we are excited to watch the campaign close in on the $8 million dollar mark. We chose to partner with the MMRF because they have a proven track record of results and one primary goal - finding a cure,” says Dr. Bruce Elsey of Precious Cat. Make a difference now. Join the Cats Against Cancer movement and help find a cure by visiting http://www.preciouscat.com/save3.

About Precious Cat Products

Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Nonuse of the litter box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned, and placed in shelters. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives, and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. For more information, please visit our website, and follow news about our company on Facebook.



To learn more about this campaign, please contact Precious Cat at 877-311-2287 or email gina@preciouscat.com.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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