The Sunkat Feline Fanciers, a Northwest Region member club of the Cat Fanciers Association, Inc. is conducting their 9th annual cat show on the beautiful Oregon Coast. The show will be held at the spacious and air conditioned Civic & Convention Center in the resort beach town of Seaside, Oregon.
The cat show is a two day event this coming Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 and Sunday, July 23rd, 2006. The show hours are 9am to 4 pm both days. Generous amounts of free parking is available next to the show site and there are plenty of great snack food shops and full service restaurants within easy walking distance of the show.
Nearly 200 entries of pure breeds of cats and household pets will be competing in four show rings each day of the show's run. The judges for this show come from many areas of America with Nancy Dodds of Goodyear, Arizona, Wain Harding from Ukiah, California, Jeff Jenzen from Caldwell, Kansas, Victoria Nye of Salinas, California, Diana Rothermel from Scottsdale, Arizona, Kim Everett-Hirsch of Portland, Oregon, Wayne Trevathan from Hollywood, Florida, and Olen Wilford of Santa Fe, California.
Two seldom seen breeds will be featured at this show: the Rag doll and the Sphinx. Proceeds from the show go to benefit Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc., Clatsop County Animal Shelter, and the Meals on Wheels for Pets with Owners program. The Sunkat Fancy received help from two show ring sponsors: Columbia Veterinary Hospital in Astoria, Oregon and Royal Canin Pet Foods. The show also receives wonderful support from all of the businesses belonging to the Seaside Downtown Development Association, and the Astoria/Warrenton, Oregon Chamber of Commerce.
The public is invited to participate in the Sunkat's silent auctions and special raffles. The 100th person visiting each day of the show receives a special gift, and there will be a door prize drawing held on both days for everyone visiting the show's neat and cool-looking cats and kittens.
Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc. will have display cages at the show hall with adoptable cats and kittens for those seeking a new companion. The household pet category in the show is a popular favorite of show attendees. There will also be a select number of high quality cat fancy breeders with kittens and cats for sale.
Sunkat's annual cat shows boasts the largest variety of vendors selling unique gifts for all occasions, and special items for pets with owners or people without pets. Visitors get an extra treat viewing the Sunkat's "cat in the hat" contest featuring show exhibitors and their pet companions wearing a variety of head gear that is connected with this year's show theme: End of the Oregon Tail!
Admission prices are $5.00 for each adult and student, and $3.00 for students under thirteen years old and seniors 60 and older. This years show has a special admission deal. Visitors who donate an unopened can, bag, box, or case of pet food or container of litter at the show's gate will receive a dollar off their admission price! Visitors and guests requiring more information about lodging, directions to the show or about the civic center may call the Seaside Civic & Convention Center at (503) 738-8585 or (800) 964-3303.