Cat show coming Feb. 1-2 to Cotillion

01/25/2014 7:52 AM

01/25/2014 7:53 AM

Cat show coming Feb. 1-2 to Cotillion

About 200 cats representing up to 30 breeds are expected at the Cotillion next weekend as Wichita Cat Fancy presents its winter cat show.

The show, which features cat judging, cat products for sale and cats for adoption, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg.

Veterinarian Jenna Hill from Indian Hills Animal Clinic will answer questions about cat health and behavior from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at a free “Ask the Vet” booth.

Representatives of Friends of Felines will be available both days to answer questions about management of and care for feral cats.

Cats from Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection and Pals Animal Rescue, including Egyptian Maus and some special black cats, will be available for adoption.

Entries are still being accepted in the cat show’s household pet division, a category that celebrates the beauty of the everyday cat. Cats must be at least 4 months old, spayed or neutered if older than 8 months, current on vaccinations, of good temperament and not declawed. The entry fee is $30 per cat, and the deadline for entries is Jan. 28.

For more information or to register, call 316-516-9428 or go to wichitacatfancy.weebly.com.

Admission to the cat show is $5 general, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, or $10 for a family pass that’s good all weekend. For more information, call 316-722-4201.

Skaer clinic to hold seminar on hospice care

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold a free educational seminar about hospice care for pets on Saturday.

The seminar, which starts at 1:15 p.m. at the clinic, 404 S. Edgemoor, Building 100, will discuss the benefits of end-of-life care for pets.

Hospice care offers clients the chance to give their pets a personal, caring and intimate end-of-life experience, the clinic said in a news release. The primary focus includes pain control, physical comfort and nutritional support, the release said.

To register or for more information, call 316-683-4641.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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