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*MIDLAND*

CAT CLUB

It is with regret that we announce that the Midland Cat Club has been disbanded due to lack of experienced personnel to take on Officer roles and a shortage of finances. However, the GCCFI will run a show on 18th February 2024 in Thurles. Watch out for details.

 

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First Bronze Invictus Winner

 

The joint shows in Ballinteer on Sunday 16th April produced our very first Invictus winner when Supreme Hibernian Grand Premier Silverfern French Kiss owned by Claudia Wagner became an Invictus Bronze.

Congratulations to them both.

 

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April 2023

Urgent Appeal

from UCD Veterinary Hospital

Due to an unprecedented increase in numbers of sick cats, the UCD Veterinary Hospital are seeking healthy cats to donate blood to be transfused to sick patients in their ICU. 

Contact: vetblooddonorclinic@ucd.ie

or 01 7166137

 

PLEASE HELP

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*NOTICE*

 

13 Day Rule

Exhibitors please note that the above rule requires 13 days between any cat from the same household being shown not 13 clear days.

 

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British Long Hair

Variants

British Longhair variants, (shorthaired cats with a BLH parent, can now be shown in the equivalent BSH classes as they are identical to BSH who carried a gene for longhair, and all will be judged by the BSH SOP for quality. It is hoped that this will be possible from the Midland shows but is dependant on the IT system being ready.

 

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JUNE 2019

 

All Champion/Grand Champion and Premier/Grand Premier Titles are now automated and you will be informed when one of these titles is achieved.  See the Notice Page and the Form Page for full details.

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GENETIC TESTING

 

New Post re: Genetic Testing on the

Notice Page

 

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ADVICE TO KITTEN BUYERS

There is very important advice and information regarding buying a kitten on our Information Page and we very strongly urge any person considering buying a kitten to read it carefully before proceeding.

 

 

Latest Registration News

Posted on 6th July, 2017

Two members of the Executive recently visited the GCCF office in Bridgwater to see the new system being built for GCCFI and to receive training in its use. We had the opportunity to practice with live data. We identified some problems which had occurred in the copying over of data from our old database on to the new system and some of these were rectified while we were there. This is inevitable in copying data from an old system on to an up to the minute one.

 

Following our visit three Executive members have been sent a test database by the GCCF and we are testing it at present. In order to get the information as accurate as possible this is taking longer than we had anticipated. It is not possible for us to test live data so GCCF have to transfer it on to the test database for us. As soon as we are satisfied with the information and the use of the database we will be in a position for it to go live for everyone. We would anticipate, allowing for holidays, that this will be in September.

 

We hope that as many as possible will use the on line service. One advantage, apart from speed, is that names should be correct as there won’t be handwriting for the in putter to read. You will also be able to pay on line. Further news will be published as soon as it is available.

 

Lorna Blackmore Taylor

Hon Chair

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