Moggies show off

PUBLISHED: 14:57 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 13:23 04 May 2010

Helen Garrod and Tilley from Little Downham.

Helen Garrod and Tilley from Little Downham.

ORGANISERS of the 12th annual Charity Pet Cat Show in Little Downham have declared this weekend s event a huge success, with a high standard of entries and more than £1000 raised to help abandoned and neglected cats. More than 50 pedigree and non-pedigr

Laura Davies and Rosa from Littleport. 
Photos: HELEN DRAKE

ORGANISERS of the 12th annual Charity Pet Cat Show in Little Downham have declared this weekend's event a huge success, with a high standard of entries and more than £1000 raised to help abandoned and neglected cats.

More than 50 pedigree and non-pedigree cats competed in seven open classes to raise money for the Cats Protection Ely Branch.

Spokesman for the branch, Debbi-Jayne Challenger, said that the show was different from ordinary competitions.

"Unlike the breed shows, where cats are judged to breed standards, all pet cats competing were judged on temperament, personality, presentation and condition," she said.

"Many of the cats at the show this weekend were former strays rescued by the Cats Protection Ely Branch, several of whom had their first show - so it just goes to show that moggies can be show-cats too."

She said there was a cat photo show and a children's drawing competition, which all contributed to the grand total.

"All in all, we think we've taken over £1000, which will all go directly towards helping local cats and kittens that are currently in our care," she said.

The Best in Show Non-Pedigree was George, an 11-month-old tabby boy owned by Jackie Wilkins, who made her way to the show from Hemel Hempstead.

Best in Show Pedigree was won by Red Point Siamese Teeko, who is owned by Ms Bogart of Bury St Edmunds.

INFO: Cats Protection Ely Branch are always looking for good homes for cats. There are no kittens available at the moment, but several single and pairs of cats are. Call Terri on 01353 863378 for more details.

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