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AIRPORT AND TRANSPORTATION TO HOTEL:  Allentown (ABE), Harrisburg (MDT), Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Philadelphia (PHL) are the closest airport options. You will need to arrange transportation to/from the airport.

CHECK-IN:  Check in will be from 12:30-2:30 PM on Friday, 7:30-8:30 AM on Saturday, 8:30 AM on Sunday.  No checks will be accepted at check-in. Judging will begin promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, 9 AM on Saturday and 9 AM on Sunday. Published show hours are from 4 PM to 9 PM on Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. No cats may remain in the show hall overnight.

CAGES AND SUPPLIES:  Benching cages of standard sizes (approximately 22” X 22” x 22”) will be provided for each entry.  Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides.  Please bring your own litterpans, food and dishes.  Litter will be supplied but may be in short supply.  People food will be available in the show hall/hotel.  Please inform us if you will use your own security cage (please mark on summary sheet).
HOUSEHOLD PETS:  Household pet kittens (ages 4-7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered.   All adult HHP entries must be altered (spayed or neutered).  If you are unsure of the proper color class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation.)
KITTENS:  Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show (born on or before May 22, 2017).  Kittens for sale must be at least three months old on the first day of the show (born on or before June 22, 2017).  TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management.
SHOW RULES:  By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and the TICA show rules.  Official show rules may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2964, Harlingen, Texas  78551, (956) 428-8046, or online at
REGISTRATION:  With the exception of ANB, PNB and NT, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the next show and confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards.
THIS IS A NON-VETTED SHOW:  All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Rabies and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia.  Please clip claws (front and back) prior to benching.  Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household.  Any cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified.
SUMMARY SHEET:  Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees.   Fee totals must accompany entry forms.  NO REFUNDS.  We will call collect if significant questions arise regarding your entries.  A fee of $25.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks returned for any reason.
CLERKS AND STEWARDS:  Please mark your summary sheet if you are interested in clerking.  We need clerks and stewards.  Clerks will be paid  $35 per day and stewards will be paid $20 per ring per day. (Clerks who also steward will be paid $55 per day.) Lunch will also be provided.  Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fee.

LIABILITY:  Karousel Kats Cat Club, Inc., The International Cat Association (TICA) and The Inn At Reading will not be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.