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For questions please refer to the complete 2018 Oakland County Fairbook.
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Cats

Fairbook pages 84- 86

CATS

DEPARTMENT 23

SUPERINTENDENT:

Josie Purcell

734-751-7865 (can text)spajosie@yahoo.com

Rules:

Follow General and Livestock Rules. Exhibitor must complete the Animal Certification Care form for your cat. This form is located on the website oakfair.org or in the Fair Office.

You must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements (posted on our web site:www.oakfair.org or you may call the Fair Office to obtain a copy of these requirements or go to www.michigan.gov/mda.)

  • Exhibitor shall exhibit no more than two (2) cats/kittens per class.Cats(s) and kittens must be owned by exhibitor or exhibitor’s family.
  • All cats must have proof of the following immunizations: Current feline distemper combination vaccine and rabies vaccine. Exhibitors must include PROOF OF VACCINATIONS in their cat records.All animals must be under the control of the exhibitor at all times.The exhibitor must show awareness of the correct procedures to show the animal.In the interest of safety, the Fair Board and/or the superintendent can have any uncontrollable cat removed.

Cats must be brought in a secure pet carrier (cardboard boxes are not acceptable).It is recommended that the bottom of the carrier be lined with newspaper.The exhibitor should bring extra newspaper for this purpose.

  • It is required that while the animal is not in its carrier, that the cat be on a harness and leash; that the cat wear its harness WITH ID TAG at all times. Collars are unacceptable.Exhibitors, keep your cat a safe distance from other cats to avoid any unfriendly confrontations.
  • Cats are to be brought to the Fair on show day only.
  • Cats showing any sign of disease, such as sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, fleas or ear mites or suspicious illness will be disqualified from the show and must be removed from the Fairgrounds.
  • Adults may only assist the exhibitor while the animal is being groomed or carried to the table for judging.This is for safety purposes only.
  • Dress code for showmanship class, males should wear a dress shirt and pants; females may wear either a blouse and dress pants, or below the knee dress/skirt.Long hair should be tied back.Prohibited Attire: Sweat suits, shorts, spandex, hats, any type of denim, logo T-shirts, muscle shirts, halter tops, low cut blouses, any other clothing with printed logos or club affiliation logos are prohibited.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for care of their cat and for cleaning their areas.
  • The cats must have water in their carriers at all times in a non-spillable container.
  • Cats must have their nails trimmed.If not familiar with the procedure, it is suggested that the animal be taken to a veterinarian or professional groomer for the trimming.
  • No pregnant, nursing cats or cats in season are permitted to be shown.Only felines 4 months or older (as of show-date) will be allowed to be shown.Kittens are between the ages of four and eight months (as of show-date).Adult cats are over eight months (as of show date).
  • Any 5-7-year-old exhibitors registering for classes in Department 23 are ineligible to enter classes in Department 91, Division 23.
  • All judge’s decisions are final.

It is recommended that the exhibitor get their cat familiar with the carrier, leash and harness, noises, smells, strangers and being handled by strangers before Fair.


For Premium Payout Information for all classes: see General Rule #17.

Special Needs:Youth having special needs must make arrangements with the Superintendent prior to the start of judging.

Cat Records:Are REQUIRED to be eligible to receive premiums in Divisions 1 and 2. Records are available at the Fair Office or web site:www.oakfair.org. Records must pertain to your current cat project.

Exhibits Check In:Cat Education, Cat Skills for Life and Records Check In by noon on Judging Saturday in the Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall.

Cats Check-in::Saturday, July 7th at 9:45 am in the Companion Animal Tent.

Judging: Will begin at 10:00 am in the Companion Animal Tent

Cat Release: All cats are to be removed immediately following the presentation of cat awards.

Placing: 1 through 6 Premiums. One set of ribbons per class, one set of rosettes per division and one trophy per division.Best of Show $5 for each division.

Best of Show Classes:Do not pre-register for these classes.

DIVISION 1 - SHOWMANSHIP

Rules: Cats can be only used by one person in Showmanship. One entry per exhibitor. Each exhibitor should be able to answer oral questions.Follow the procedure for Showmanship outlined in “Cat Fitting and Showing” guide. For information on how to show a cat, go to www.4h.wsu.edu/EM2778CD/pdf/em4810e.pdf Exhibitor MUST also enter “Cat Records” in order to receive premium money for this division.

Class:

2301015-7 years old competitive

230102 8-11 years old

230103 12-14 years old

230104 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 2 - CAT BREEDS

Rules: The cat will be judged on condition, health, grooming, and temperament.Exhibitor MUST also enter Cat Records in order to be eligible to receive premium money for this division.

Class:

230201Kitten

230202Adult

Best of Show

DIVISION 3 - FUN CLASSES

Rules:Costume must not cause harm or discomfort to the cat.

Learning Objective: To demonstrate outfit coordination, creativity and a confident attitude during judging.

Class:

230301Decorate your Carrier (outside only)

Bring on the day of the cat show.

230302Costume Class - Exhibitor and cat inrelated costumes.

DIVISION 4 –CAT RECORDS

Rules:Absolutely no enhancements of records allowed.Submit cat record in a 3 hole plastic page protector. One set of records is mandatory for each cat exhibited. Records are available at the Fair Office or at www.oakfair.org.

Check-In: Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall by noon on Judging Saturday.

Class:

2304015-7 years old competitive

2304028-11 years old

23040312-14 years old

23040415-19 years old

Best of Show


DIVISION 5- CAT EDUCATION OR CAT SKILLS FOR LIFE

Rules:You do not have to own a cat to do this! Participation in other companion animal classes is not a pre-requisite for this division.Exhibitor may enter up to two different projects in this division .

Cat Education Exhibits

Tri-folds should contain information relating to a specific species area, e.g. housing, feed, diseases, breeds, consumer products, anatomy, uses, history, etc.Exhibitor may not display any animal or parts of an animal in their exhibit unless the Fair Board gives prior approval.(Clubs should see Club Exhibits for class descriptions and numbers.)

Cat Skills for Life: Project Book with completed activities for this year, along with an exhibit or display showing one activity or lesson identified in the completed activities.Project books are available at the 4-H Office.

Check-In: Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall by noon on Judging Saturday.

Class:

2305015-7 years old competitive

2305028-11 years old

23050312-14 years old

23050415-19 years old

Best of Show

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