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CFA's Top Cats for the 2012-13 Show Season

May 20, 2013

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is proud to announce its best cats in the Championship, Kitten and Premiership competitive classes for the 2012-2013 show season.

CFA Cat of the Year

CFA’s Cat of the Year is GC, BW, NW Parti Wai EX Jackpot ("Jackpot"), a Cream Spotted Tabby & White Male Exotic born on May 9, 2011. 

Jackpot’s breeder/owner is Penni Richter of Riverside, California.  Jackpot placed third runner up in the Best-of-the-Best competition at the CFA Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show in Columbus, Ohio this past November.  

See the complete list of the top 25 cats in Championship for 2012-13....

CFA Kitten of the Year

The Kitten of the Year is GC, NW Wild Rain Let’s Dance of Dotdotdot ("Dance"), a Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat born on April 14, 2012. 

Dance’s breeders are David and Carol Freels.  He is co-owned by Carol & David Freels of Pleasant Grove, California and Roger & Nancy Brown of Elkhorn, Nebraska.  Dance took the highest honors, winning Best-of-the-Best at the CFA-Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show in Columbus, OH this past November. 

See the complete list of the top 25 Kittens for 2012-13...

CFA Premiership Cat of the Year

The Premiership Cat of the Year is GP, NW Zehnder’s Roger Vivier of Nudawnz ("Roger"), a Blue Abyssinian Neuter born on July 29, 2011. 

Roger’s breeders are Monica Zehnder & Sue VandeSande.  He is owned by Lorna Friemoth of Columbus, OH; Seth Baugh, Columbus, Ohio; and Monica Zehnder of Marquette, MI.  Roger is the first blue Abyssinian to ever receive the title of CFA's Premiership Cat of the Year.

See the complete list of the top 25 cats in Premiership for 2012-13...

These cats will be recognized along with the top 24 other cats in each of the categories and the top 3 winners in each breed, at CFA’s Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington.

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