Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WHISKAS® International Cat Show

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Indian Cat Federation (ICF) & Middle East Cat Society (MECATS) organised the Second WHISKAS® International Cat Show of India in association with Mars India

Displaying Whiskas 2nd International Cat Show of India winner with Ms. Petra Mueller, President of Middle East Cat Society; Ms. Anneliese Hackmann, President World Cat Federation;Mr. Shree Nair- President- Indian Cat Federation and Mr.Johan Lamprecht, WCF.JPG 

Mumbai, September 29, 2014: Mars International India Pvt. Ltd., leading pet food manufacturer and marketers of the international pet food brands Whiskas® and Pedigree®, organised 2nd WHISKAS® International Cat Show of India in association with World Cat Federation (WCF), Indian Cat Federation (ICF) & Middle East Cat Society (MECATS).
Felines from various states of India will be coming to Mumbai to compete for the title of BEST in SHOW and various titles at the Whiskas® 2nd International Cat Show of India, held on September 27 and 28 at Stallion banquets, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

The show was organized by Indian Cat Federation (Regd.) in association with the World Cat Federation (WCF) Germany. This international cat show aims at placing India on the World Cat Show map at par with other nations of the world.
The show received good response with around 50+ participants. The show saw the participation of famous breeds viz., The Persian, The Exotic Short Haired, Original Long Haired breed, Domestic Semi Long Haired breed and the Indian cats.

It is a privilege to be associated with the Indian Cat Federation (ICF) and the World Cat Federation (WCF) in promoting the responsible pet ownership and advising the pet parents on cats’ nutritional requirements, helping them to live healthier and happier lives. We believe that pets make our world better and our vision is to make a better world for them” said Mr. Nitin Kulkarni, Director, Corporate Affairs, MARS International India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Shree Nair, President (ICF) Indian Cat Federation said “we want to create awareness for the cat population in India. We need every single Indian to participate in saving the cat breed from the Indian streets by urging people to adopt cats. We strongly believe in cage-free homes. “We want to make ICF certification a must for every cat” he added.

The World Cat Federation Officials & Judges who attended the show were:
Anneliese Hackmann, Germany (All Breed Judge - WCF), President - World Cat Federation
Dr. Johan Lamprecht, South Africa (All Breed Judge - WCF), World Cat Federation
With Special Guest – Petra Mueller – President of Middle East Cat Society and Founder of ‘Arabian Mau’ cats.

The judging started at 11 am and the show concluded at 7 pm after the announcement of the winners of the BEST of BEST categories of the day. Competitions were held for the “Best Dressed Feline” and the “Best Photogenic Cat”. The event provided e a great family outing as one can see the various Cat breeds, Exhibition of Pet products and services and Animal welfare activities. There was also present a Specialist Veterinary Team from Whiskas® to advise the pet owners on various issues related to their pets.


Indian Cat Federation (ICF)

The Indian Cat Federation - "ICF", is a society formed to interact with Pet Cat owners, Cat Breeders and Cat Lovers in the Indian Sub-Continent.  ICF, is already a full member of the World Cat Federation (WCF). With the association of the WCF, we are aiming to achieve the following:

Aim of ICF:
To bring together cat owners under one banner to look after the affairs of cats,
as per international norms.
To educate cat owners and breeders, the right ways and methods accepted by the WCF.
To conduct exhibitions, competitions, meetings and seminars in India.
To issue certification of breed and class of cats.
To support activities for the betterment of the cat population.
To stop cruelty towards the stray cats and
To bring an awareness among people regarding all aspects about the Cats.

MARS International India Pvt. Ltd.,                                        
At MARS India, our belief is that ‘Pets make our world better’ and our vision is ‘To make a better world for Pets’. With brands like WHISKAS®, we serve more and more cats (both pets and home cats) and help them lead a healthy and happy life.
WHISKAS® understands what cats instinctively need and love. With brand Whiskas®, cat parents and cat lovers can nurture their instinctive nature.
About World Cat Federation
The WCF was founded on 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by three clubs which were seeking for more democratic and human procedures in the cat fancy, more than other existing federations ever had. Right now the WCF consists of more than 540 clubs throughout the world covering all continents including the United States.
The WCF is registered in Germany as "eingetragener Verein" (registered association) and since the European community is ready - in Brussels as an European Federation, too.

The WCF takes part at consultations, arranged by the European parliament in Strasbourg, and is responsible for animal welfare and legislation in some working parties and hearing. A WCF member, whether it is a club or a federation, is independent in his business.

The WCF's responsibilities are:
  • International Cattery Registration
  • Education, Training and Examination of the International judges
  • Standards and Points
  • Giving Rules and Classes at Shows
  • International Liaisons
For further information on WCF - visit www.wcf-online.de

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