Posted by Blogger on Friday June 8th, 2012
All Breed Show for Those Moving to London with a Cat
This month on 9 June (this Saturday) is the club’s 21st All Breed Championship Show. The event is taking place at the Woking Leisure Centre in Woking, Surrey, postcode GU22 9BA. Breeds include a Household Pet section. Titles awarded to the pretty kitties are Champion, Premier, Grand Champion, Grand Premier, Imperial Grand Champion, Imperial Grand Premier, Olympian Champion, and Olympian Premier. Recognition comes in the form of rosettes, special certificates, or monetary awards, depending on the level of title. Entrance fees are only about £30, less if you’re a London Cat Club member. If you’re only first moving to London with a cat after this event, no worries—it’s an annual thing.
RELEVANT CAT ORGANIZATIONS WHEN MOVING TO LONDON WITH A CAT
If you’re moving to London with a cat, it’s worthwhile to explore other resources available to you to network with other cat-lovers. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (how cute is that…it’s also known by the acronym GCCF) is a cat pedigree registry that the London Cat Club itself is a member of and functions under—it’s website: www.gccfcats.org. To educate youths and cultivate their participation in GCCF, the Cat Fancy council operates a program called the Young Exhibitors’ Scheme (YES), so check out www.gccf-yes.co.uk if you’re not only moving to London with a cat but also children. For novices interested in breeding, the Novice Breeders Advice Cat Club (www.nbacatclub.co.uk) is a nice way to get involved. The Southern British Shorthair Cat Club (www.british-shorthairs.co.uk) is another organization appealing to shorthair breeders and owners, and the CatPlanet website (www.catplanet.co.uk) is a forum for cat clubs, breeders, show managers, owners, and enthusiasts to post upcoming cat events.
OTHER CAT SUPPORT
Granted, breeding and exhibiting might not be your thing, but it’s always good to know what opportunities are available for connecting with others of like minds and getting educated on your precious kitty’s well-being. The Feline Advisory Bureau (a.k.a. FabCats at www.fabcats.org) and Felipedia.org are great resources on feline health and welfare, and MyMoggy.com is a volunteer-run register of lost cats that also provides support and advice to those who have lost or found a cat. It’s all about supporting those dear animals in our care, and hopefully being knowledgeable of such groups will offer you peace of mind after moving to London with a cat.
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