Barack Obama to Attend CFA Iams CAT Championship

New York – Barack Obama the Bombay cat will be competing at one of the world’s most prestigious cat shows, the 6thth Annual CFA Iams Cat Championship. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Madison Square Garden. The show will feature Obama-cat and hundreds of cat competitors that will be coming from across the world to compete for Best of the Best!

The Show will spotlight some of the hundreds of show cats arriving from across the US as well as some from foreign countries. Among the more than 40 CFA-certified breeds represented will be the Japanese Bobtail, American Curl, Maine Coon, Egyptian Mau, Ragdoll, Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Siamese, and Persian.

New to this year’s show will be the Iams Trained Cats, known to many for their role in the Iams TV commercials. Trained to perform Olympic style feats, these cats will be slam-dunking, strutting on balance beam and kicking-off the show by lighting a torch! Coming back this year is the spectator favorite, the Feline Agility Competition tournament, which challenges cats to navigate a series of tunnels and mazes in the fastest time possible. Also returning to this year’s CFA Iams Cat Championship will be several very popular show favorites. Among the highlights are:

  • Adopt-A-Cat at the Garden – The Mayor’s Alliance of NYC Animals is hosting 16+ shelter and rescue organizations with dozens of cats and kittens seeking their new forever homes. This event has been directly responsible for more than 700 cats and kittens being placed with qualified adopters.
  • New York’s Largest Feline Shopping Mall – Lots of fun feline things for cats, and their doting owners, will be on display and available for purchase. Cat condos, 14K cat-themed jewelry, pet ID tags, interactive exercise toys, tastefully designed and colorful litter boxes and unique feeding bowls, art collectibles, grooming aids, cat carriers, cat trees, cat vitamins and feline supplements will be available for sale.
  • Breed Showcase – Joan Miller, one of CFA’s leading feline authorities, showcases a presentation of the CFA breeds, sparkled with information on the beauty, personality, and history of the these cats, each represented by a specially-chosen feline delegate.
  • Ask the Vet – Dr. Bernadine Cruz presents important information about keeping your cat healthy and answers your questions.

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Madison Square Garden New York, New York


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