ENTRY INFO: Closing Date for both shows is Monday January 31, 2011 or as each show reaches 225 entry limit. All entries must be submitted per entry, per show. Fees must accompany all "snail mail" entries. Make checks payable to Desert Cats. ** Fax/Online Entries must be paid within 10 days or before start of show, whichever is first. It is the exhibitors responsibility to confirm receipt of all entries with the Entry Clerk. Neither the Entry Clerk or Desert Cats will be responsible for lost or misdirected entries.
SHOW HOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North 3838 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 602-306-2323. Reservation deadline for show rate is Monday January 31, 2011 FIRM Show rate is $75 + tax + $75 REFUNDABLE pet deposit. Mention "Desert Cats" to receive show rate or use code DC3. Rate also includes a full service breakfast each day. They also provide 24 hour FREE shuttle service to and from Phoenix Sky harbor Airport and 5 mile radius transportation from the hotel. Our show hall is only 2 blocks from this hotel. Note: This hotel has never accepted pets before and they ae willing to try with us. Please be extremely clean so we may use this hotel in the future. Room inspection at check-out.
FLY-IN: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
CHECK-IN and JUDGING: Check-in: 8:30-9:30 am. Judging begins at 10am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday. Show Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and 8am-3pm on Sunday.
BENCHING: Single/Half cage size is 22”x27”x22”. Double/Full cage is 22”x54”x22”. Only one cat or two kittens may be in a single/half cage. Every entry includes a single/half cage. Be aware, if you have an odd number of entries and do not purchase a Double/Full cage, another cat will be benched in the other half f the cage. ALL security cages must purchase a double cage space. litter is provided. Bring your own cage drapes, litter pans, cat food, and cat dishes.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pets must be 4 months of age or older on opening day of the show. Household pets 8 months of age or older on opening day of the show must e spayed or neutered. Declawed cats are not eligible for entry. They must be bathed. All claws must be clipped prior to benching.
HEALTH: Showo is non-vetted. All entries should be tested for FeLV and inoculated against feline enteritis, rhinotracheitis, and calici viruses and must be free of fungus and parasites. All claws must be clipped prior to benching.
CFA RULES: CFA show rules will be strictly enforced. CFA show rules are available online at CFA.org. For a hard copy of the current show rules send $7 to CFA 1805 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ 08736. All adult cats entered must be registered with CFA and their registration numbers included on the entry form. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. All kittens must be 4 months of age or older on opening day of the show. No fees will be refunded for failure to bench. Benching requests will be honored whenever possible. One benching request per exhibitor. The club reserves the right to add judges not named to judge non-championship and Household Pet classes. All Championship. Premiership and registered Kittens will be scored for CFA regional and national awards. Desert Cats and El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium will not be responsible for damage, loss, personal injury or loss of personal property. No cats may be left in the show hall overnight. No vending from cages or grooming spaces.
AWARDS: Ribbons/Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with CFA show rules. Permanent 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Best of Color Class, and Best & 2nd Best of Breed will be used. Fabric ribbons available upon request.
NEW EXHIBITORS: Desert Cats members welcome you. If you have any questions, please contact the Show Manager or Entry Clerk.
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