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Alabama Paws and Claws

Presents Its

Championship and Household Pet Cat Show

March 19-20, 2005

Bessemer Civic Center, Bessemer, AL

Bessemer, AL 35022


Penny Garrett     Frances Yow  
D'Ann Kovic     Barbara Ray  
Judy Chappetta     Vicki Jo Harrison  
Richard Bailey     Robert Whyte  
Debbie Lopeman     Deborah Reed  
Chris Unangst     Lisa Dickie  

We will have 10 AB & 2 SP rings. Who will be what is undecided at this time.

Co-Show Managers
General Information
Rebekah Cumbie
(706) 650-8189
(205) 833-0834
901 N Martinwood Dr
Birmingham, AL 35235
No calls after 10 PM ET
No calls after 10 PM CT

Entry Clerk
3906 Quail Tower Road
Luverne, AL 36049
Phone: (334) 335-3669 /Fax: (334) 335-5188
PLEASE do not call the Entry Clerk after 10 PM CT


Vendor Contact
(706) 860-1521


And we now have a PayPal account!! It is


Show Hall: Bessemer Civic Center is located at exit 108 off of I-59/20. (1130 9th Avenue NW, Besemer, AL 35022).
Fly into Birmingham International Airport (BHM). Airport shuttle/transportation info is listed below.

Show Hotel: : Best Western Bessemer, 205-481-1950, 5041 Academy Lane, Bessemer, AL 35022
Group Rate is $62.00 & pet fee of $5 per pet, per night (check-in in the lobby and use another door to move in.) We have a block being held until February 17, 2005. Tell them you are with the Alabama Paws & Claws group to get this rate. For those that are flying, there are several restaurants and stores in the immediate area. IT IS DRILL WEEKEND!! RESERVE EARLY!!!!!!!! (They could not guarantee all of our block at the Best Western, but made overflow accommodations at the Comfort Inn, right next door. If you are referred there, please do not be alarmed. Rate, etc. is the same.)

Airport Shuttle Service/Transportation: Rental cars can be obtained at the airport for reasonable rates; however, if you would prefer to use a shuttle, please call Executive Shuttle Service (Eshuttle) at 205-702-4566 to arrange for airport pickup. The rate to the show hotel will be about $30. Their website is We will be organizing airport runs from the show hall Sunday afternoon and will organize transportation to/from the hotel/show hall as needed.
Please contact Honey Gilmore by phone or e-mail (listed above) with your travel details by Monday before the show (March 14, 2005).

Show Hours: Check-in will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. both days. Judging will begin promptly at 9:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 a.m on Sunday. Advertised show hours for the public are 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. each day. Permission from show management must be obtained to leave earlier.

Registration: With the exception of Korats, registration with TICA is not necessary for cats, kittens, alters, or household pets to compete. Registration is necessary for your entry to be scored for titles, regional and international awards. Championship cats, kittens, alters, and household pet adults will only be scored once without registration. To obtain information about registration contact TICA, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551, (512) 428-8046.

Show Rules: The Show Rules of The International Cat Association will be in full force and effect throughout this show. You may obtain a copy of the show rules from TICA, PO Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551, (512) 428-8046 for $7.00. By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by these rules.

Awards: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. A Best of the Best Presentation will be made to the top 3 Kittens, Cats, Alters, HHPs, and HHP Kittens at the end of the judging on Sunday. As always, we would like for as many folks as possible to remain in the show hall for this presentation. We will try to have judging finished in such time that this is possible.

Health Requirements: This is a non-vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or other illness will be escorted from , along with any other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be immunized against feline rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and panleukopenia, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any feline from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within twenty-one days prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible for entry. An obviously pregnant or lactating cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.

Kittens: Kittens (pedigreed or HHP) entered in the show must be at least four calendar months old, but less than eight calendar months old, on the day of the show. Kittens in the show hall for sale and/or exhibition must be at least three months old.

Household Pets: HHP adults (8 months and older) must be spayed/neutered. HHP adults are judged in 10 color/pattern divisions. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, please send a color photo with your entry and a description of the hair length on the tail. Measure if necessary. Your picture 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 are still in question.

Benching & Supplies: Each entry will be provided a single benching cage measuring 24"L x 22"W x 22"H and are provided with each entry. Full cage size is 48"L x 22"W x 22"H. You may pay extra with a single entry to have the full (double)cage for your cat. All cages must be covered on the sides and top. You may want to bring a rug, blanket, etc. for the bottom of the cage and other items to make 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. See Summary Sheet for price.

Clerks & Stewards: If you are interested in clerking, please indicate so on the summary sheet, along with any judge preference. TICA licensed clerks will be given preference and judge requests will be honored to the best of our ability. Clerks will be compensated $60 for two days or $30 for one day plus lunch and a fully marked catalog. 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 nonsmoking. Children are always welcome at our shows; but for the enjoyment of all, we request that youngsters be supervised at all times. Show management reserves the right to ask parents to control or remove disruptive children as well as any other disruptive exhibitors, spectators, etc.

Liability: Neither Alabama Paws & Claws, TICA, Bessemer Civic Center, Best Western Bessemer, or the Comfort Inn or any other hotel can be held liable for loss, theft, accident to animals, personal property, exhibitors, or their guests.

Our Show Theme: St. Patrick's Day will have just passed and Alabama Paws & Claws invites you to join them in continuing the celebration into the weekend. Please feel free to decorate your cages accordingly. Awards will be given for top 3 best cages that best exemplify the spirit of St. Patrick, the Irish heritage/history, etc.

This show is closed. Thanks for your support!!

Questions related to the show (including directions, problems with the show hotel, etc.)
should be addressed to show management/entry clerk as identified on the flyer.
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