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Press Office

2nd June 2008

Petplan launches Cat stakes

Petplan is delighted to launch Cat Stakes, a new cat class for Cat Fancy Juniors, aged 9 months to 2 years.

Launching in July at Lincolnshire Cat Club, Cat Stakes will be attending six shows across the UK and is open to all cats including Champions (excluding Grand Champions, Imperials and Neuters).

Classes will include:

  • Pedigree Persian
  • Pedigree Semi Longhair
  • Pedigree British
  • Pedigree Foreign
  • Pedigree Burmese
  • Pedigree Oriental
  • Pedigree Siamese/Balinese
  • Household Pets (Cross breed)

Cat Stakes will score a points system for all eight classes giving 10 points (£10) for first place, 7 (£7) points for second and 5 points (£5) for third. All results will be published in Our Cats after each show as well as the winners being published on the shows’ websites.

The pedigree cat with the most points at the end of 2008 will be crowned Petplan Pedigree Junior Cat 2008 and the household pet class winner will be awarded title of Petplan Household Junior Cat 2008. Both winners will receive £500.

Simon Wheeler, Petplan’s Head of Marketing comments:

“After the continued success of Petplan’s Junior Stakes competition for the past 14 years, we felt it was the right time to launch our cat class, Cat Stakes. We’re delighted with the response we’ve had from cat breeders which is very encouraging. Petplan’s continued commitment to the cat breeding community is supported not only by Cat Stakes but through the relationship we have with over X,000 of you offering Petplan’s 6 weeks free insurance when homing your litters.”

Entry of details can be found in show schedules or through the secretary of the relevant show. To contact Petplan with any queries, please email events@petplan.co.uk

Cat Stakes details

Cat Stakes will attend the following shows in 2008:

Lincolnshire Cat Club 12 July
West of England Cat Club 23 August
North West Cat Club 27 September
South West Cat Club 27 September
Kentish Cat Club 18 October
Yorkshire Cat Club 25 October

In the event of a tie at a competition, the cat with the most firsts will win. In the unlikely event of a tie of firsts, there will be a joint winner.

Cats can only enter one of the classes at each show.

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

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