Entry Fees: Fees MUST accompany the entry form. Paid entries will be entered before online & faxed entries. Make checks payable to Gasparilla Feline Friends; returned check fee is $50. All entry fees received after April 15, 2017 must be accompanied by a $50 late fee. No refunds once your entry has been received or for failure to bench.
Entries: Entries must be typed or printed legibly, signed and submitted on an official CFA entry form. It is the Exhibitors responsibility to check entry confirmation and notify entry clerk of any errors. All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. Kittens without a registration number or TRN will not be included in the count.
Hours: Check-In on Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 am. Advertised show hours 9 am - 4 pm.
Hotel Info: There is no designated show hotel. Suggestions La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne - Palm Bay 4510 West New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904 PH: 321-724-2050. This is a brand new location; opened Feb. 1. Contact Hotel directly and mention CAT SHOW TO get special rate of $99 (including a full hot breakfast, eggs, etc.). Will hold as long as rooms are available, but they donít have a lot. La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne 7200 George T. Edwards Dr. Melbourne, FL 32940 Ph: 321-242-9400 is about 15 miles from the show hall; use CFA discount code "catfan9" for the best rate. Courtyard Melbourne West 2101 W New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904 Ph: 321-724-6400. The Courtyard is about 4 miles from the show hall and will take cats and has a show rate of $129/per night. Mention the cat show for this rate which will expire 3/7/17.
Health: It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteritis), feline rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All cats/kittens must have all claws clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition. Exhibitors in violation will be told to leave the show hall.
Supplies: Clay litter will be provided. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and water/food dishes.
General: CFA Show rules will be strictly enforced. Copy of rules may be obtained for $7 from CFA, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Benching: All benching will be by exhibitor and no changes in assignment will be allowed without permission of the Show Manager. Cages are 22"W x 22"H x 22"D. Benching requests made at the time of entry will be honored whenever possible. Remember this is a request, not a guarantee. Please, no negative requests.
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