Meow-dis Gras Celebration
Championship & HHP Show Presented By
Paws & Claws
February 4-6, 2022
Center, Anniston, AL
|Barbara Ray - AB
Chris Unangst - AB
Rene Knapp - AB
Stephanie Smith - AB
Clint Knapp - AB
Brenda Russo - AB
|Robin Higgins - AB
Adriana Kajon - AB
Debbie Lopeman - AB
Rob Seliskar - AB
Barbara Kissinger - AB
Rick Hoskinson - AB
Nikki Crandall-Siebert - AB
|Edith-Mary Smith - AB
Lynne Sherer - AB
Fate Mays - AB
Robby Whyte - AB
Harley DeVilbiss - AB
Jamie Christian - AB
Angela Sherzer - AB
Ring sponsorships are being
$100 (Krewe sponsor) - Show sponsors - acknowledged in all ring
$25 (King Cake sponsor) - Single ring sponsorship, judge of choice
contact Honey Gilmore or use summary sheet to request
PLEASE - no calls
a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. EASTERN time.
Please be respectful of these times as all involved have early work
days during the week.
Show Management Team
sponsorships and other logistics
Transportation and general information
General/Local information and stewards
209 Hillstone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
At this time, appropriate face coverings are STRONLY encouraged, as is
full vaccination. The show WILL be closed to the public.
There are no people # limits, but we do need to know who all is in your
party and any separate contact info for contact tracing should it be
Anniston Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL
We intend to return to our usual lunch buffet for a price. You
will not find a better deal anywhere for lunch. There are
multiple fast food restaurants within 5 minutes. Waffle House is
walking distance. There is no onsite concession so please feel
free to bring your own food (but not (open) alcohol).
Show Hotel - LaQuinta
Inn & Suites, 100 Colonial Drive, Oxford, AL 36203,
256-241-0950. They are offering a rate of $129 plus tax for 2
doubles or (limited) king bedded standard rooms. The usual LQ
amenities are available – free breakfast with hot items (subject to
COVID-19 restrictions), free wifi, NO additional pet fee if booking in
our block. Call the hotel DIRECTLY at 256-241-0950 and mention AL Paws & Claws EXHIBITORS block for this rate. We
will be following TICA Hotel Inspection Guidelines. Please leave
your room as you found it so we may continue to use this facility. There are other pet friendly hotels in the area and we understand should you choose to stay elsewhere. PLEASE
– No matter where you choose to stay, take care to leave your room in
good condition. All it takes is one irresponsible guest to turn
hotels against having pets – and cause a club to give up.
Fly into Birmingham International Airport (BHM) or Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL). Feel free to compare ATL fares
(rental needed if using ATL). If you are flying into BHM and
would like transportation, please reach out to Honey Gilmore BEFORE
booking and we will see if we have any known judge pickups at that
time. If flying into BHM, please try to book return flights at or
after 6pm Sunday, recommend 8pm (Eastern) or later for ATL.
Hours: Friday check-in - 1:00-1:45PM, judging starting at 2:00 PM. Saturday check-in 8:30 a.m. to 9:15AM, judging starts at 9:30 AM. Sunday check-in 8:15 a.m. to 8:30AM, judging
starts at 9:00 AM. If you have been judged in all rings, you may
leave. Please let rings know if you do leave and PLEASE be respectful and leave quietly.
Junior Exhibitor Ring:
A JE Ring judged by (TBD) will be held on Saturday afternoon.
Preliminary & Advanced New Breeds and New Traits must be registered
to enter and compete. Championship breeds (all classes) must
provide proof of eligibility for registration to compete. Cats,
kittens, alters or household pets must be registered with TICA to
before their 2nd show to be scored for titles, regional and
international awards. To obtain information about registration
with TICA call 956-428-8046 or visit TICA.org.
TICA show rules and related rules will be strictly enforced.
entering, exhibitors agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of
the judges and show committee. Official show rules may be
obtained from the TICA Executive Office for a fee. Contact
information for the TICA Executive Office can be found in the previous
paragraph. You may also print the rules online at https://tica.org/resources/our-association/rules-regulations/file/166-show-rules
All entries will receive a single rosette and rosette bars will be
awarded in the rings for finals in accordance with TICA Show
b) SPECIAL AWARDS –
Award to the best red or red/white cat, kitten, alter, HHP or
Kitten in show. Any entry in these classes with red in the color
description is eligible for the award.
This is a non-vetted show. Any cat showing signs of illness,
parasites or fungus will be escorted from the show hall, along with any
other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor.
entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis,
calici and distemper (panleukopenia), and should test negative for
feline leukemia and FIV (feline AIDS). TICA show
require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.
All kittens (pedigreed or HHP) entered for competition must be at least
4 months old, but less than 8 months old, on the day of the
Kittens in the show hall for sale and/or exhibition must be at least 3
Household Pets: Household
Pet Adults (8 months old and up) must be spayed/neutered.
Household Pet Adults are judged in 32 color/pattern divisions the same
as pedigreed cats. If you are not sure which color and/or
class your cat belongs in, please send a color picture of your cat with
your entry. Photos will be returned at check-in.
also have an opportunity Saturday morning to have the senior judge make
a final determination if the color/pattern is still in question.
Benching & Supplies:
A single benching cage measures 22"L x 22"W x 22" and a full cage size
is 44"L x 22"W x 22"H. There is no single cage benching at this
show. All cages must be covered on the sides and top.
Recommended to bring a rug, blanket, etc. for the bottom of the cage
and other items to help your cat feel more comfortable. No more
than one adult cat or 2 kittens are allowed per single cage. You
will need to bring litter pan(s), food bowls, and food. Litter
will be provided.
For Sale/Exhibition Cages:
For sale/exhibition cages are available ONLY for
exhibitors with other
cats entered for competition. See Summary Sheet for price.
Clerks & Stewards:
ARE NECESSARY FOR THE SHOW TO HAPPEN! If you would like to
please indicate so on your summary sheet, along with any judge
preferences. Licensed clerks will be given priority and judge
requests will be honored to the best of our ability. Clerks
be compensated $40 per day plus
lunch and a
marked catalog. Contact HONEY GILMORE (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in clerking. The entry clerk does not arrange clerks for this show. Stewards may
also be needed. Please let us
know if you have someone available.
the comfort of our exhibitors and spectators: The show hall area will be designated as non-smoking. Total bodies may be limited due to COVID-19. Be sure to disclose number and names on your summary.
Show management reserves the right to ask parents to control or remove
disruptive children as well as any other disruptive/non-compliant
Alabama Paws & Claws, TICA, Anniston Meeting Center, or any area
hotels can be held liable for loss,
accident/injury to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their
Catalystic Award will be presented
to the highest scoring Maine Coon cat, kitten or alter.
Ashpurr Award will be presented to
the highest scoring American Shorthair cat, kitten or alter.
April Award will be presented to
the highest scoring solid white cat, kitten, alter, HHP or HHP Kitten
Oliver Award will be
presented to the cat, kitten, alter, HHP, or HHP kitten in show with
the most stunning green eyes.
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE – ENTRIES/PLACEHOLDERS DUE DECEMBER 31,2021
MONIES FOR THE SALE
DUE BY JANUARY 3, 2022
3 Days, 3 Entries & Xtra 1/2
3 Days,1 Entry in double cage
ENTRIES - FIRM DEADLINE – When 250 entries received/125 exhibitors/no space or January 31, 2022
6 PM Eastern
1 Entry - 3 Days, double cage -
2 Entries - 3 Days, in one
Entries, 3 Days in 2 double
4 Entries, 3 Days in 2 double
5th or more Entry, each in a
double cage -
Junior Exhibitor (3 Days –
double cage - registered in Junior’s Name -
1 Entry - 2 Days in double cage -
3 Entries - 2 Days in 2 double cages - $300
Grooming Space (equivalent to a
double cage – may be limited - $40.00
Sales/Exhibition Cage (must have
entry in show – may be limited - $40.00
Guaranteed End of Row (no charge
if handicapped) - $25.00 .
Full Page $30 (show ads $10)
Half Page $20.00
Quarter Page $15.00
Business Card $5.00