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Posted on Tue, May 7, 2013 : 10:16 a.m.

Anthony Wayne Cat Fanciers Allbreed Cat Show to feature large number of cats and kittens

By Ann Dwyer

While just writing about this makes me wheeze, the Anthony Wayne Cat Fanciers Inc. 38th Annual Allbreed Cat Show will be at the University of Michigan Sports Coliseum on Saturday.

Two hundred twenty-five Cat Fanciers' Association registered pedigreed cats and kittens and household pet cats will be at the show. You're sure to see interesting and unique breeds that you may have never seen before.

There will be five all-breed rings and one specialty ring for champion cats, along with six all-breed rings for kittens. In addition to championship cats, there will be a special ring and judging for household varieties.

The Cat Fanciers' Association is described as a member club devoted to the promotion and protection of all cats.

Now, if someone could just hand me my inhaler.

Saturday, May 11, 2013. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $15 for families. The Sports Coliseum is located at 721 S Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-763-5195.



Sat, May 11, 2013 : 6:55 p.m.

What a horrid lead to "promote" an event! How would an article promoting a film festival go if it was written by someone unable to see? How about an article on football by someone who does not understand how it is played? Perhaps a car show reviewed by someone who does not drive? Bad form, A2dotcom, bad form.


Sat, May 11, 2013 : 5:16 p.m.

We bought an awesome cat tree at one of these shows a few years ago. Lots of reasons for cat owners to check this out!


Thu, May 9, 2013 : 6:47 p.m.

Give Ann a break! Geez people! She could have opened up with a line about being a cat lover and that would have insulted someone, somewhere. Lighten up!

Ann Dwyer

Wed, May 8, 2013 : 3:28 p.m.

We got confirmation that the cost is correct; there is an admission fee. The admission cost was not included in the initial information we received.


Sat, May 11, 2013 : 6:49 p.m.

Thanks! We actually just got back from the show and had a good time. Enjoyed talking with the cat owners and seeing all the different breeds and watching some of the judging. Everyone was really friendly and the vendors also had some nice things for sale. Thanks for letting us know about this event.


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 1:50 p.m.

According to the Detroit News (, admission is as follows: Price $6 adults, $5 seniors & students, $4 kids, $15 whole family. Not sure what "whole family" is, as I would love to bring my 10 uncles and aunts, 25 nieces and nephews, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, husband, and 8 children. Jk. Bad joke.


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 12:15 p.m.

Adopt, don't buy, while shelter cats die.


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 1:47 p.m.

Don't buy from backyard breeders. There's a difference. Also, get your pets neutered or spayed.

Elaine F. Owsley

Wed, May 8, 2013 : 12:12 p.m.

Sometimes a "cute" lead does more harm than good.


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 11:39 a.m.

Can someone from please confirm whether it is $6 or free for admission? There is conflicting info based on the links given in the article.

J. Sorensen

Wed, May 8, 2013 : 8:03 a.m.

Nothing personal against Ms. Dwyer, but an article about cats shouldn't be written by someone who can't tolerate being around them. Puts a negative spin on the article as a whole.


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 6:20 p.m.

Strange. The article indicates an entrance fee but the linked event says it is free for spectators: ???


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 5:35 p.m.

There's always been an entrance fee as I'm always a spectator....would love to bring my cat to the show, he's definitely different!


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 5:30 p.m.

Thanks for at least trying to promote the show, but you are probably doing more of a disservice to them with the way this story is worded


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 3:21 p.m.

The show has nothing to do with cat allergies such as the writer's. This is simply a very bad lead and provides nothing of help to the readers. Any editor worth their salt would require the lead to be rewritten.


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 3:10 p.m.

Wow! Is opening with such a negative remark really necessary? Maybe next time find someone on staff who actually kinda likes cats?


Sat, May 11, 2013 : 6:56 p.m.

It's like an article promoting a car show written by someone who does not drive.


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 5:28 p.m.

@ leezee - I know right? What a horrible choice of words to promote an event.

Ann Dwyer

Tue, May 7, 2013 : 5 p.m.

I like them--I just can't be near them. Inhalers don't work.

Dog Guy

Tue, May 7, 2013 : 2:27 p.m.

Our Zyrtec, Benadryl, and Claritin may not be Cat Fanciers' Association registered pedigreed cats, but they are registered ?.