Cat Aficionado Association

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Cat Aficionado Association
Formation2001; 20 years ago (2001)
Region served
China
Official language
Chinese

The Cat Aficionado Association (CAA)[1] is China's largest registry of pedigreed cats[2] and is recognized internationally in conjunction with American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) as the premiere pedigreed cat registering association in Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, China, CAA was established on March 3, 2001.[3]

To enter the international arena, CAA established a partnership with ACFA in 2002. CAA abides by ACFA standards, and invites ACFA judges to preside over its official competitive events.

Purpose[edit]

CAA's official goal is to publicize and promote pedigreed breeds of cats and to propagate the well-being of all non-pedigree cats, domestic, stray, feral or wild. CAA[4][full citation needed] also promotes one of China's most popular native breeds, the Dragon Li (Li Hua Mau). The CAA logo design depicts a stylized Dragon Li.

Activities[edit]

CAA is evolving as an organization, with various programs such as cat rescue, and a trap–neuter–return (TNR) effort for thousands of documented feral and abandoned felines throughout Asia. CAA also trains and assists catteries, and purebred feline owners in registering pedigrees.

Like most such organizations, it also organizes competitive cat shows.[5][6][7][8][9] CAA's third show (January 1–3, 2004, in Beijing) was briefly documented, in English, by a visiting Canadian ACFA member in 2004 on a website, including photographs of two CAA breeds, the Chinese White and the Dragon Li; ACFA's Dolores Kennedy and Barb Belanger were guest all-breed judges at the event.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chen, Huiwen (2006). 貓典一籮筐 [Mao Dian Yi Luo Kuang] (in Chinese). Tianji: Baihua Literature and Art Publishing House [zh]. pp. 25–27. ISBN 7-5306-4362-2. Retrieved 2021-08-07 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Ling, Heng Yi (2013-03-19). "Cats are the top dogs for many pet owners". Shanghai Daily. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  3. ^ "北京保护小动物协会爱猫分会宣布成立". Beijing Youth Daily (in Chinese). 2001-03-05. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07 – via Sina Corporation.
  4. ^ Bense, Fabio (January 2009). Cães & Cia (in Portuguese). No. 356. Brazil: Forix Editoria. p. 12. ISSN 1413-3040. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ 解培华 (2014-07-19). "世界名猫亮相哈尔滨集中选美(图)" (in Chinese). China News Service. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  6. ^ 牛莹 (2005-01-24). "周末到王府井看名猫选美". Legal Evening News (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07 – via Sina Corporation.
  7. ^ 曹囡囡 (2005-01-31). "北京:世界名猫与京城百姓共贺新春(组图)" (in Chinese). China National Radio. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07 – via Sina Corporation.
  8. ^ 汪震龙 (2005-01-30). "纯种猫抢眼新东安(图)". Beijing Youth Daily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07 – via Sina Corporation.
  9. ^ 陳家倫 (2014-12-06). "北京名貓展 身價破3萬". China Times (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  10. ^ Belanger, Barb J. (2005). "Cat Aficionado Association: The Show – January 1, 2 and 3". self-published. Archived from the original on 2007-04-30. Retrieved 31 July 2018 – via Members.Shaw.ca. Zero of the numerous Internet Archive captures of this site saved all of the photos on it, but they can all be recovered by looking at different saves on different dates.

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