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Show Hall: Araba Temple, 2010 Hanson Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 239-334-4010. The show hall is non-smoking, has air-conditioned and is handicap accessible. Platinum Coast Cat Fanciers will take reasonable care of cats and property, but will not be held liable for loss of property, damage, or accidents to cats or to exhibitors. NO cats or kittens may be left in the show hall overnight.
Show Hotel: LaQuinta Inn-Fort Myers Central 4850 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33907 Phone: 239-275-3300. Show rate $58.50. Alternate Hotels: MainStay Suites 9200 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. Ph: 239-454-6363 Single bed rooms $65.00; 2 bed rooms $75.99. The hotel is waiving the pet fee. Contact Dayna Thompson Sales for any concerns. La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport 9521 Market Place Road Fort Myers, FL 33912 Ph: 239-466-0012 offers a free shuttle to and from the airport. Red Roof Inn Fort Myers 13000 North Cleveland Ave. North Ft Myers, FL 33903 Ph: 239-656-4000.
Exhibitors Flying In: The closest airport is Regional Southwest International Airport (RSW), Fort Myers, FL (about 17 miles from the show hall).
Benching: Check in will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 am Sunday. Advertised show hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm both days. No cats will be permitted to leave the show hall before the posted show hours without the consent of the show management.
Awards: This is a CFA licensed show. Rosettes & ribbons will be awarded in accordance with CFA Show Rules. All Championship, Premiership, and registered Kitten entries will be scored for CFA National and Regional awards. It is the responsibility of each owner to enter and verify that all information contained on the confirmation is correct. The clubs reserve the right to substitute judges should it become necessary. A copy of the CFA Show Rules may be obtained by sending $7 to The Cat Fancier’s Association, Inc., 1805 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ 08736-1005.
Household Pets: Any cats and kittens are welcome to compete in the Household Pet (HHP) category. All kittens must be at least 4 months of age and no declawed HHP’s can be entered. Adults over the age of eight months must be neutered or spayed. Please use a carrier to bring your pets to the show and be sure to bring your supplies- HHP’s will be judged in all rings. HHP Exhibitors contact Charlene Campbell for assistance or additional info.
Supplies: Litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter boxes, pet food, and dishes. Single cages measure approximately 22X22X22. Exhibitors are responsible for material or cage curtains to cover the top, sides and bottom or your cage
Health and Sales: This is a non-vetted show. All cats, kittens, and household pet entries are expected to be free from fleas, fungus, ear mites, and any contagious diseases. All entries must be inoculated against feline distemper, feline rhinotracheitis, calici viruses, rabies, and be tested negative for feline leukemia before entry into the show hall. All claws must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats and kittens are not eligible for entry. No kittens under four (4) months of age will be permitted in the show hall. All cats and kittens for sale must have valid Florida Health Certificates as required by Florida Law. The Platinum Coast Cat Fanciers will not be responsible if this law is not followed.
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