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NEW YORK (August 2, 2013) – The TICA Northwest Consortium invites you to appreciate the variety and coolness of feline beauty from around the world on August 31 – September 1, 2013 in Bellevue, WA. Attendees will view hundreds of cats from bare to fluffy, sleek to stocky, jungle eyes to pampered puss!

What: TICA Northwest Consortium
Where: Meydenbauer Center, located at 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA.
When: Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 from 9AM-5PM
Price: Free & Open to the Public to attend and enjoy a complimentary cat show tour!

You won’t want to miss this show: it’s the biggest cat show held in the Seattle area for more than a decade! You’ll get to see hundreds of beautiful cats — 50+ breeds — competing in twelve simultaneous judging rings. The event will have a 12-Ring continuous format championship and household pet cat show. The competition will bring feline excitement and fun for everyone!

“Totem Cat: Spirit of the Northwest” is the show theme for this year’s event.
This unique but fun theme may have some individuals wondering, what is a totem cat?

Northwest Native Americans have long believed in the power of animal totems, which has been reflected in their culture for centuries. It is a symbolic object that can be used by a person to his/her benefit. The totem has enabled the Northwest Native Americans to get in touch with the qualities of the animal honored. The right animal spirit guide can promote a connection with nature.

This year’s annual show will have attendees and our pur-fect furry friends feeling grounded and balanced with the totem cat spirit theme! Plus, meet the vendors. This is a great place to shop and get all you need for your furry friends at home. Vendors include The Cat Ball, The Collectable Cat, Custom Cat Structures, Community Cat Coalition Rescue Group, Eye-Deas Fantasy Cat Art, Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic, Kitty Cat Litter, Lost in Time Collectables, Power Paw Products, Solid Rock Memorials and The Whole Cat and Kaboodle. This show would not be possible without the help of our amazing show sponsors, a huge thanks to Sturdi Products, for traveling pets and their people, Huber’s Trophies & Awards, Royal Canin and SM Show Supplies. Hospitality Sponsors include the Napoleonlane/Munchkinlane Cattery and the TICA Chartreux Breed Group. Additional Show Information:

About TICA Northwest Consortium
The TICA Northwest Consortium is a group of six cat clubs that are working together to put on the 2013 TICA Annual show and banquet. The Consortium representatives from these six clubs have a combined 150 years of experience putting on cat shows, so this is going to be a show one will not soon forget. Learn more at:

About The Meydenbauer Convention Center
Spacious and modern, the Meydenbauer is Bellevue’s premier convention center and performing arts theatre. Centrally located just nine miles from Seattle, the Meydenbauer Center is a 54,000 sq. ft. convention and conference center offering a host of the Northwest’s best amenities for conventions, events, meetings and banquets. For directions, a map, and parking information, please see:

About The International Cat Association
Organized during 1979, The International Cat Association (TICA) is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world’s largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows. TICA currently recognizes more than 54 breeds of cats. No matter where you are, you’re in TICA’s world. A world of fabulous felines…fun…and friendships.

To learn more about TICA visit
Twitter: @TICAcats.


Media Contact:
Dana Humphrey
Cell: 619-414-9307

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