Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to Gasparilla Feline Friends; returned check fee is $50. All entry fees received after April 19, 2019 must be accompanied by a $50 late fee. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. No HHP entries.
Scoring: : All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice) and registered Kittens will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
Hours: Check-In on Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 am. Exhibitor hours: 9 am - 5 pm. Advertised show hours: 9 am - 4 pm.
Show Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne-Palm Bay 4510 West New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904 321-724-2050. Group rate: $89 with pet fee waived. The $89 rate is only available if booked by 3/30/19. Book early; there’s a chance they may fill. LQ is about 15 minutes from the show hall.
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.
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: Cage size is approximately 22"x22"x22" and is included with your entry fee. Exhibitors with an odd number of entries using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. Kittens under 4 months are not permitted in the show hall or on the show grounds. No cats or kittens may be left in the show hall overnight. Only benched cats and kittens are permitted in the show hall, none may be confined in carriers. Litter will be provided, bring cage curtains (or coverings) to cover the sides, top and bottom of cage. 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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