Show Hall: Hall E @ The George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, Texas 77338 Ph: 713-853-8000. The show hall has heating or air conditioning as appropriate. Food is available, no outside food allowed. Please contact the show manager about Grand Cakes (not allowed, but we sneak in one per day). No alcoholic beverages allowed. Pay parking lots are near the convention center. Rates behind the convention center are as low as $5/day. Do not park in the garage directly north of show hall (Rates there are $25/day). Smoking is not permitted in the show hall. The show hall is handicapped accessible. Exhibitors with handicaps are responsible for making their special needs known to the entry clerk.
Show Hours: Check-in Saturday is 7:30 to 8:30am. Friday setup will be allowed from 1 to 5 pm. Exhibitors arriving late on Saturday and have already been marked absent in the catalog will have to notify each ring that they are present. Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm or until judging is complete. Entries (except kittens) may not be removed from the show hall prior to the completion of judging without the permission of the show manager.
Show Hotel: The Four Seasons Hotel 1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010 Ph: 713-650-1300. The Four Seasons has graciously waived the $250 pet deposit and has reduced the room rate to $129 for Houston Cat Club exhibitors. Only 2 people to a room or an extra $50 charge per person. No cats are to be left unattended in the rooms. For reservations call 800-734-4114. For the special rate, please identify yourself as being part of the Houston Cat Club 65th Annual Charity Cat Show-Guest Rooms Party and specify accommodations (King, Queen, or Double) at $129 per night. December 29th is the deadline for making reservations. There is no free shuttle from the airports. A shuttle to the show hall can be requested at the hotel on a first come basis.
Airports: George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) is about 20 miles/30 minutes from the show hall; and William P. Hobby (HOU) is about 12 miles/25 minutes from the show hall.
Scoring: Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with a Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number. CFA show rules will be strictly enforced. Copies of the current show rules can be obtained by contacting CFA 260 E Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Household Pets: Household Pets are judged all 8 rings. All entries must be at least 4 months old; all entries 8 months or older must be neutered or spayed. Entries may not be declawed. Contact Toni Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-222-8319. Household Pets will be inspected at check in. Toygers, Serengetis, Savannahs and Chausies are not permitted in the show hall, will not be benched, and the entry fee will not be refunded.
Feline Agility: Agility will be held both days ($10/day). Go to http://agility.cfa.org/index.shtml for more info.
Benching: Exhibitors must provide their own benching enclosure. Single size Pop-up cages will be available for purchase for $20. Please notify the entry clerk if you need one. Single cage space is 22"X22"X22" double cage space is 22"X22"X45". Benching requests made at time of entry will be honored when possible. Bring your own cat food, dishes and litter pans - litter will be provided. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. No cats may be left in the show hall overnight.
Kitten Sales: You must have an entry in the show. You must purchase a For Sale cage in order to sell cats or kittens at this show (if the cats or kittens are not entered in the show). One adult or two kittens per 1/2 cage space. Proof of age may be required for very small kittens. No cat or kitten may be sold for less than $100.No kittens under 4 months of age are allowed in the show hall. No cats or kittens permitted in carriers under the benching tables. Cats or kittens that are sold may not leave the show hall without an exit pass obtained from the Information Booth. These rules will be enforced.
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 claws of each entry must be clipped prior to benching. Failure to do so will subject the entry to disqualification. Declawed cats and kittens under the age of 4 months not permitted in the show hall.
Liability: Reasonable care of cats and other property will be provided. However, neither The Houston Cat Club nor the George R. Brown Convention Center will be liable for any loss or damage to a cat, exhibitor, or their personal property. No cats may be left in the show hall overnight.
Advertisements (HCC members & exhibitors): Black & White only. Ad prices: Full Page $40; 1/2 Page $25; 1/4 Page $15; Business Cards $10.
The Houston Cat Club Charity Cat Show is a 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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