The Secret Life Of Cats At The Red River Valley Fairgrounds

This Saturday and Sunday, the Minn-Kota Feline Club will be holding their Annual Purebred and Household Pet Cat Show, coordinated by the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA). This is a family-friendly event with lunch, designated parking, and handmade jewelry available for purchase courtesy of Cats Cradle Shelter.

The maximum amount of entries accepted is 180, kittens included. This year the cat show has 108 entries, which came from Canada to Seattle to Florida. Certified judges will be assessing the cats by body type, health condition, and looks, all by the standards of their breeds. The cats or kittens that are working toward year-end points may go on to become regional and even international winners.

The ACFA is an international organization based in Nixa, Missouri, founded in 1955 with the goal of ensuring the best interests of show cats, both purebred and non-purebred, and their owners, breeders, and exhibitors. They promote responsible breeding and public education initiatives about feline health and welfare.

Experienced members serve as mentors to new exhibitors, offering guidance on grooming, care, and maintenance, as well as providing insight on the development of new breeds. In addition to regular cat shows, the ACFA holds the occasional themed show, such as costume contests and “meet the breed” seminars.

While non-members are able to register cats with the ACFA, members receive discounts on pedigrees and cattery registrations, and are granted a vote in all key matters.

Admission to this show is $6 for adults, $4 for children aged 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger.

For more information, contact entry clerk Patti Day at 612-968-2869, or show manager Lil Borg at 701-840-9850.

– Särah Nour

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