Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry fees include CFA/Regional surcharges. No additional fees for online/faxed entries or substitutions. 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 New England Meow Outfit; US checks only. Returned Check Fee is $50 + all bank fees. Entries can be paid via PayPal PRIOR TO CLOSING; send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check your confirmation for accuracy! Please contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE CLOSING DATE. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench.
Show Hall/Hotel: Sturbridge Host on Cedar Lake 366 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01566 Phone: 508-347-7393. Our show hall has AC/heat available as needed and is handicapped accessible. People food will be available; NO outside food/drink allowed in show hall. Room Rates; $100 single or double, $110 triple, $120 quad if reserved by August 3, 2018. DONT DELAY; OUR BLOCK FILLS EVERY YEAR. There will be a one time non-refundable pet fee of $25 for one night for all rooms that will have pets in them. The Sturbridge Host has an AAA three-star rating with restaurants, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Contact the hotel directly for reservations; use code word NEMO for show rate.
Hours: Check-In: 8:30 9:30 am. Judging Starts: 10 am on Saturday ; 8:30 am on Sunday. Advertised Show Hours: 11 am 5 pm on Saturday; 9 am 3:30 pm on Sunday.
Benching: Single cage size is approximately 22x22x22 and is included with your entry. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. Benching requests made at the time of entry will be honored when possible. Clay litter will be provided; bring your own litter pans, cat food, and water/food dishes.
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.
Household Pets: All entries must be at least 4 months old; all entries 8 months or older must be neutered or spayed. Entries may not be declawed.
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 claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
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.
NEMO reserves the right to substitute judges in case of illness or emergency.
Additional Hotel Info: All say they are "pet friendly" but check with hotels regarding pet policy & fees. Rodeway Inn 327 Ruby Rd. Willington, CT 06279 Ph: 860-684-1400 (about 17 miles away from the Sturbridge Host.) Super 8 by Wyndham Sturbridge 358 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01566 Ph: 774-490-8816 is down the street from the show hall. LaQuinta Inn & Suites Sturbridge 478 Main St. Sturbridge, MA 01518 Ph: 508-347-5141 is about 1 1/2 miles from the show hall. Use CFA discount CATFAN9.
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