CAT 1 BU-6146 Grades 3, 4 & 5
CAT 2 BU-6147 Grades 6, 7 & 8
CAT 3 BU-6148 Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
- Project levels are Junior (grade 3-5), Intermediate (grade 6-8) and Senior (9-12).
- Each member may show a maximum of two cats. Cats must be in different classes.
- May 15th- Cats must be owned and cared for by the 4-H Member.
- A 4-H Cat Vaccination Certificate (from 4-H-777-W) signed by a veterinarian must be completed for each cat PRIOR to coming with other cats at either club meetings, workshops, and/or show exhibition. Completed copy can be dropped off at the Extension Office or given to leader.
- Any cat that is pregnant or has had a litter after March 15th will not be eligible to be exhibited.
- A Veterinarian-signed 4-H Cat Vaccination Certificate (form 4-H-777-W) will be presented when entering the Exhibit Hall. Cats will be inspected at check-in for illnesses and fleas, ear mites, etc.
- Member’s manual activities will be presented at show check-in.
- Any exhibitor whose cat becomes ill or is missing on or before the show day can present the cat’s vaccination and manual activities at check in and the project will be considered completed.
- Cats must be transported to the show in a well ventilated carrier. Cardboard carries and boxed are prohibited.
- Cats are required to be collard or harnessed with a leash attached for transportation to, during and from the show. Cats will not be allowed to roam and “touch noses” with other cats.
- Cat’s nails must be clipped and it is recommended that they be bathed the day before or the morning of the show. It is also expected that they be brushed and their ears cleaned.
- Cats may be mixed breed or purebred, but all cats will be judged by “household pet” standards.
- No cat will be left overnight at the show. Animals must be taken home immediately after completion of the show. No cats are to be left unattended at any time.
- Each 4-H member must exhibit their own animal at the cat show or have an authorized Jay County 4-H member as their agent.
- Final decisions rest with the judge.
- 4-H exhibitors will be given an entry or show number at livestock check in. This number must be placed on the front of the exhibitors show cage during the show.
- An ambassador test will be given at the last cat meeting prior to the show. The test will be given according to entry level of exhibitor. Test questions will be collected from manuals. Winners will be announced at the cat show.
- For the protection of the exhibitor a long sleeve white shirt must be worn while handling your cat.
- Cat Cage Decoration Contest Terms & Conditions:
- One cage per exhibitor
- To allow creativity cages maybe decorated inside and out.
- Your cat is required to be in the cage
- For the comfort of your cat he/she must bring a towel or sheet to be placed in the bottom of the cage.
- Exhibitor must use their own cat for showmanship. If you don’t have a cat at the time of exhibit you cannot participate in showmanship.
For all levels, exhibit at least one of the following.
- Short-haired Kitten (4-8 months old)
- Long-haired Kitten (4-8 months old)
*(any kitten becoming 8 months on show day will be considered an adult cat)
- Short-haired Cat (Over 8 months old)
- Long-haired Cat (Over 8 months old)
*Long haired Cat- cats whose coat has long top hairs with thick wooly under coat. The length of hair on a cat’s tail (1 ½” or more) is the determining factor.
*Short haired Cat- cats whose coat has only short hairs, a smooth, textured coat.
- Action Demonstration
- A Costume Class and Cage Decorating Class for any 4-H member who chooses to enter.
SHOWMANSHIP DIVISIONS (Grade on Jan. 1 of current year)
BEGINNER- 3rd grade or 1st year
JUNIOR – 4th & 5th grade.
INTERMEDIATE – 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
SENIOR – 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
MASTER- Anyone who has won senior.
Note: Once you have won in a class you may move up to the next class the same year.
4-H CAT POSTER EXHIBIT
- Posters will be turned in, judged and displayed in the Exhibit Hall like a non-walking project.
- The purpose of exhibiting a poster is to demonstrate knowledge gained through the 4-H Cat Project. One poster will be sent to the State Fair from each level.
- The 4-H Cat poster exhibits must meet the following standards:
- Size: 22”x28” displayed horizontally with stiff backing and covered with plastic, accompanied by label in the lower right hand corner.
- County division winners will represent Jay County at the Indiana State Fair. These divisions are: Junior: grades 3-5, Intermediate: grades 6-8, and Senior: grades 9-12.