Putting their best paw forward

CAT lovers . . . clear your diaries.

The Cat Council of Tasmania Cat Show will return to the Evandale Memorial Hall tomorrow.

Between 300 and 400 spectators are expected to attend the event, which is the state's first cat show this year.

More than 80 immaculately presented felines will be put through their paces at the expo.

Victoria-based international judge Cheryl Uren will join local judges Rossi Roberts and Edith Burgess to officiate the day's proceedings.

Cats from about 10 breeds will be scrutinised for cleanliness, coat texture and condition.

Wins at the show will count towards cat, kitten and neuter of the year awards.

View Bank Cattery owner Sally Tonks and assistant Melanie Eeles were hard at work yesterday getting their entrants cleaned and preened before the weekend.

Ms Tonks has registered seven cats for the show.

She said those in the know were eagerly anticipating the event.

``Everyone is busting to get their cats to the show,'' Ms Tonks said.

``It's a great day for visitors, too. They can get up close during judging and have face-to-face conversations with a range of breeders, which is just fantastic.''

Entry to tomorrow's expo costs $2 for an adult or $5 for a family.

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