Cat Writers Association president Marci Kladnik explores learns more about THE INTERNATIONAL CAT ASSOCIATION (TICA) and cat shows in a live GOOGLE HANGOUT interview event broadcast Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 2:30-3:00 pm Eastern Time. The event is available to the public, and also will be recorded and available on YouTube to view and share following the live broadcast.

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CHERYL HOGAN, an Approved Speciality Judge with TICA, has been judging since 1986, and is very involved in the world of cats, not only attending shows but also pet expos and veterinary conferences. Among other things, you can expect the interview to cover:
  • What is TICA
  • Ways Cat Shows Bring Families (Kids, too!) Together
  • How TICA advocates for the welfare & health of all cats (not just pedigree cats)
  • Cat Personality & How Kitty Matchmaking Helps Keep Cats in Homes
  • Why (and How) TICA Partners With the Cat Writers’ Association

The CWA hosts this interview in appreciation that the TICA qualified as an “early bird” sponsor of our conference events and a prestigious contest award, the KARI WINTERS RESCUE AND REHABILITATION AWARD presented at the CWA conference events, held in conjunction with BlogPaws Conference events in June.


“Kari Winters lived here in Albuquerque and she worked with me each year to put the Mayor’s Dog Ball together. She used to send a shout out to the CWA members to send books, cds, whatever to contribute to the silent auction. Nancy Marano also lives here in Albuquerque and has been a member of our cat club for years. She recruited me for the CWA award judging.

I was president of TICA at the time and had thought about TICA being a CWA sponsor. When Kari died, I contacted you all – I think through Nancy. The CWA members were planning to institute an award in Kari’s honor and I offered that TICA would sponsor it in her honor.

I’m hoping that TICA continues to sponsor the award and its support for CWA for many years to come!”


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