Open Breed Summary
Show Hall: The Melbourne Auditorium 625 East Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, FL Phone: 321-674-5700. The show hall is both heated and air-conditioned. The Melbourne Auditorium is a Non-Smoking facility. Parking is free for exhibitors and spectators.
Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to Gasparilla Feline Friends; returned check fee is $50. All entry fees received after April 19, 2018 must be accompanied by a $50 late fee. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. Kittens without a registration number or TRN will not be included in the count.
Hours: Check-In on Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 am. Exhibitor hours: 9 am - 5 pm. Advertised show hours: 9 am - 4 pm.
Hotel Info: Show Hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne - Palm Bay 4510 West New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904 PH: 321-724-2050. Mention CAT SHOW TO get special rate of $89 (including a full hot breakfast, eggs, etc.). About 6 miles from the show hall. Other Options: La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne 7200 George T. Edwards Dr. Melbourne, FL 32940 Ph: 321-242-9400. About 15 miles from the show hall; use CFA discount code "catfan9" for the best rate. FYI Courtyard Melbourne West no longer takes pets.
Health: It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteritis), feline rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All cats/kittens must have all claws clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition. Exhibitors in violation will be told to leave the show hall.
General: CFA Show rules will be strictly enforced. Copy of rules may be obtained for $7 from CFA, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Benching: All benching will be by exhibitor and no changes in assignment will be allowed without permission of the Show Manager. A single cage is 22"W x 22"H x 22"D and is included with your entry fee. Clay litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and water/food dishes. Benching requests made at the time of entry will be honored whenever possible. Remember this is a request, not a guarantee. Please, no negative requests.
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