Department I - 4-H
Division D - Cats

​Superintendent: Julia Finnegan 360-349-1553 juliafinnegan27@yahoo.com

RULES

  1. Equipment required - H style harness, leash, approved cat carrier, cat first-aid kit, and cat grooming kit.
  2. Member shall attend 50% of all club meetings from date of enrollment to be eligible to go to county fair.
  3. Cats must be kept in a show cage except when being shown unless permission is given by Superintendent. Cats must be harnessed and leashed at all times.
  4. Health Requirements:
    1. Each cat must show proof of current rabies and 3-In-1 (rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and calicivirus) vaccinations. A completed Rabies Vaccination Certificate WS4HF/1.30m must be presented, signed and stamped by a veterinarian, at animal check-in.
    2. Cats must be free of fleas, lice, ticks, ear mites and come to fair in show condition.
    3. Cats must be inspected by the vet at 8:30am on the first day at county fair.
  5. No pregnant or nursing cats
  6. Care, training and grooming of the cat must be the responsibility of the 4-H member.
  7.  Cage and display decorations must be in place by 9pm the Tuesday before the fair and will be set up for entire fair.
  8. Cage decoration and costume must be completed and designed by the 4-H member. No premium points awarded.
  9. 4-H members are expected to present a clean, neat appearance at all times. Members must wear an apron and members/adults must wear identification of project while on duty. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to see that there is someone on duty at all times when cats are on display.
  10. Parents of exhibitors will be required to participate with a 4-H member on herdsmanship, unless prior arrangements have been made with Superintendent. Expected Herdsmanship hours are 10am-10pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and Sunday 9:30am-7pm.
  11. Exhibiting 4-H members are to perform their own Herdsmanship chores. Herdsmanship done by non-exhibitors can result in forfeit of all awards and premiums by the exhibitor(s) involved.
  12. All clubs and single exhibitors will be entered in and judged for Herdsmanship. See Herdsmanship Contest Rules.
  13. 4-H members are encouraged to participate in the Judging Contest. See Judging Contest Rules.
  14. It is mandatory for 4-H cat exhibitors to have an Educational Display to participate at fair.
  15. 4-H members are required to stay through post-fair cat barn clean-up until dismissed by the superintendent.
  16. It is the responsibility of each member to keep the tack area clean and neat at all times.

​CLASS 1 - CAT FITTING & SHOWING

Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CAT TYPE
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10

CLASS 2 - PUREBRED
CLASS 3 - LONGHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- MALE
CLASS 4 - LONGHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- FEMALE
CLASS 5 - SHORTHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- MALE
CLASS 6 - SHORTHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- FEMALE
CLASS 7 - KITTENS 4 TO 8 MONTHS OLD
CLASS 8 - SENIOR, 10 YRS AND OLDER

CLASS 9 - CAT KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CLASS 10 - CAT EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25
All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H member currently enrolled in the Cat Project.

LOT

  1. Cat Bed
  2. Scratching Post
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Grooming Kit
  5. Cat Toy
  6. Other

CLASS 11 - CAT COSTUME CONTEST (participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. Costumes must be made by the member with a minimum of help from the parents or others; use your personal discretion for you are in competition with other members under the same rules.
  2. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable. Use your best judgment.
  3. Only one entry per exhibitor is allowed.
  4. Member is encouraged to dress up. However only the cat’s costume is required and will be officially judged.