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Nashville Cat Club Hosts Annual Competition - Erika Kurre

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NASHVILLE, TN - The Sheraton Music City hosted a show for the largest registration of pedigreed cats-- the Cat Fanciers' Association.
But it's not just about evaluation--  it's education too.

Donett Murphy is a first-time cat owner.

She's taken in a Cornish Rex and together, they're competing in their first show.

They've been awarded ribbon after ribbon in this 2-day competition.

It's the Cat Fanciers' Association licensed show, hosted by the Nashville Cat Club,.

From Persian males to European Burmese and Siamese cats, each breed has a written standard, applied and learned by judges in four divisions of competition.

Kenny Currle has been a judge for more than 3 decades.

Currle says the CFA is by far the largest cat competition organization.

It's a registration organization with the largest registration of pedigreed cats and makes stops in cities around the world with competitors who travel along.

Murphy says she enjoys being social with the cat owners here but she does this for the cats, too.

The CFA supports local animals in the cities it visits.

Currle says the association often donates profits from their shows to local humane societies.