Meow-dis Gras Celebration

Allbreed Championship & HHP Show Presented By

Alabama Paws & Claws

February 4-6, 2022

Anniston Meeting Center, Anniston, AL

Friday Saturday Sunday
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 sought
$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 before 9:00 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

Vendors, sponsorships and other logistics

Honey Gilmore

Transportation and general information

Barbara Ray

General/Local information and stewards

Meg Ridgway

Entry Clerk

Vanadis Crawford
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 necessary.

    Show Hall: 
    Anniston Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL  36202.  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.

    Airport:  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.

    Show Hours: Friday check-in - 1:00-1:45PM, judging starting at 2:00 PMSaturday check-in 8:30 a.m. to 9:15AM, judging starts at 9:30 AMSunday 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.

    Registration: 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

    Show Rules: TICA show rules and related rules will be strictly enforced.  By 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

    a) All entries will receive a single rosette and rosette bars will be awarded in the rings for finals in accordance with TICA Show Rules. 
    Acrith Award to the best red or red/white cat, kitten, alter, HHP or HHP Kitten in show.  Any entry in these classes with red in the color description is eligible for the award.
    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 in show.
    Oliver Award will be presented to the cat, kitten, alter, HHP, or HHP kitten in show with the most stunning green eyes.

    Health: 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.  All 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 rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.

    Kittens: 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 show.  Kittens in the show hall for sale and/or exhibition must be at least 3 months old.

    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 pattern class your cat belongs in, please send a color picture of your cat with your entry.  Photos will be returned at check-in.  You will 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 clerk, 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 will be compensated $40 per day plus lunch and a marked catalog.  Contact HONEY GILMORE ( 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.

    For 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 exhibitors.

    Liability: Neither Alabama Paws & Claws, TICA, Anniston Meeting Center, or any area hotels can be held liable for loss, theft, accident/injury to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their guests.




    3 Days, 3 Entries & Xtra 1/2 Cage - $305.00                .
    3 Days,1 Entry in double cage -$125.00        .

    REGULAR ENTRIES - FIRM DEADLINE – When 250 entries received/125 exhibitors/no space or January 31, 2022 6 PM Eastern
    1 Entry - 3 Days, double cage - $160.00           .
    2 Entries - 3 Days, in one double cage -$240.00                   .
    3 Entries, 3 Days in 2 double cages - $345.00                      .
    4 Entries, 3 Days in 2 double cages - $410.00                     .
    5th or more Entry, each in a double cage - $80.00                     .
    Junior Exhibitor (3 Days – double cage - registered in Junior’s Name - $140.00                .

    1 Entry - 2 Days in double cage - $125.00
    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

    PDF Flyer Submit a summary sheet  Submit your entry information on Directions