Entries: It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to confirm all online entries with the Entry Clerk; the club will not be responsible for misdirected entries. Per show rule 11.08 a.; each entry must be accompanied by stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to start of show. Make checks payable to America’s Heartland or send PayPal send payments to firstname.lastname@example.org with America’s Heartland in the notes field. No phone entries and no calls to the Entry Clerk after 8 pm. Odd numbered entries with ANY size Security cage requires the purchase of an extra 1/2 cage space. All championship, premiership and kitten entries with registration numbers or temporary registration numbers will be scored for CFA National and Regional points. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number.
Show Hall: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Orr Building, 801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702 Ph: 217-782-6661. The show hall is handicapped accessible, non-smoking and air-conditioned. Parking is free. Enter the Fairgrounds through Gate 8 or 9 off of North 8th Street.
Airport: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield (SPI). Lambert St. Louis Airport (STL) is about 1-3/4 hours away.
Check in & Show Hours: Check-in Saturday 8-9:30 am. Judging will begin at 10 am on Saturday and at 9:00 am on Sunday. Advertized hours are 10:00 am to finals on Saturday and 9:00 am to Finals on Sunday.
Show Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield 3050 S Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703 Ph: 217-585-2835. Check other nearby hotels for their pet policies.
Cages: A single cage measures 21" x 21" x 21", a double cage measures 21" x 21" x 42". Odd numbered entries with ANY size Security cage requires the purchase of an extra 1/2 cage space. Bring litter pans & food, litter is provided.
Rules: It is advised that all entries be tested for FELV and be inoculated by a licensed veterinarian against Feline Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus & Rabies before entry. Claws of all feet must be clipped prior to benching. No declawed cats allowed. All cats must be free of fleas, fungus, earmites, and any contagious illness. Show Management reserves the right to cause the removal of any cat from the show hall if any of the above until a licensed vet can make an examination at the exhibitor's expense. All championship, premiership and registered kitten entries will be scored for CFA regional and national awards. These shows will be conducted under current CFA rules. Rules are $7 from CFA, 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Liability: America's Heartland will take reasonable care to safeguard property of exhibitors. Neither the club, its members or the Kennedy Complex will be liable for loss or damage. No guard will be on duty Saturday night, cats must be removed from show hall during the evening.
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