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ThunderKatz to host cat show to benefit Oklahoma City area rescue efforts

The ThunderKatz all breed and pet cat show is April 26-27 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 18, 2014

The ThunderKatz cat club will host its 18th annual all breed and household pet cat show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the Centennial Building, 608 Kiamichi Place, at State Fair Park.

Nearly 200 cats will compete for titles awarded by the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, The International Cat Association.

The theme of this year’s show is “Extreme Makeover, Rescue Addition,” ThunderKatz President Deborah Keith said. Proceeds will be donated to local rescue efforts as well as a rescue run by a cat association judge.

“We’ve all seen the stories on the news: pets displaced from natural disasters, firemen saving pets from burning homes, and the terrible abuse cases. First responders need to be recognized for their efforts in providing relief to these helpless animals,” Keith said.

Event organizers will accept donations of unwanted cellphones, cell batteries, iPods and MP3 players, which can be dropped off at the admission gate. The donations will be recycled for money that will go toward rescue efforts, Keith said.

On both days, cats will compete in seven categories. When not competing, cats can be viewed in their benching areas.

During the show, participants are encouraged to pick up a free copy of The International Cat Association’s “Meet the Breeds” brochure, as well as a coloring book for children.

Show admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and younger can attend free.

To learn more

For more information, go to or call show manager Marty Young after 2:30 p.m. at 213-5612.