Cat connoisseurs, feline aficionados and all those curious about everything Cat, the 65th annual Houston Cat Club Charity Cat Show returns to Houston\u2019s George A. Brown Convention Center January 6th and 7th.\u00a0 \u00a0Billed as a \u2018legacy of greatness,\u2019 the show is one of the oldest and largest cat shows in the nation bringing in as many as 300 entries of pedigreed cats and household pets.\r\n\r\nThe show is sanctioned by The Cat Fanciers\u2019 Association (CFA),\u00a0 the largest cat registry in the world, which recognizes 42 distinct breeds for showing. \u201cWe try to make it a wonderful event for both the spectators and exhibitors,\u201d said show manager Becky Galloway. For the first time ever, the Feline Historical Museum of the Cat Fanciers\u2019 Association Foundation will have a museum booth at the Houston show with an exhibit about\u00a0 the history of the cat and the history of the cat fancy.\r\n\r\nOther features of the show include agility runs (yes, some cats like to run agility courses), an Ask-the-Vet Kiosk manned by veterinarians each afternoon\u00a0 to answer your pet-related questions, and a Children\u2019s Area set up to teach about cat breeds and how to care for pets. In the Meow Mall about 50 vendors offer goods for sale for both cats and their owners.\r\n\r\nOver the course of the two day show, the pedigreed cats are judged in eight different rings. Each judge picks his or her own top ten finals, which gives each cat entered eight chances to win. Household pets have their own special showings where judges look for beauty, health and good temperament.\r\n\r\n\u201cCFA promotes the welfare of all cats, and to that end all of our Houston Cat Club Show profits go to pet charities,\u201d Galloway said. In the last 64 Houston cat shows, the club has donated more than $900,000 to cat charities. Currently, the club supports Houston SPCA, The Houston Humane Society, Citizens for Animal Protection and the Homeless and Orphaned Pet Endeavor (HOPE). In addition, animal shelters from Harris, Fort Bend and Galveston counties are given free space at the show for pet adoptions.\r\n\r\nThe cat show runs from 10am to 5pm Saturday January 6th and from 9am to 4pm Sunday January 7th at the George R. Brown Convention Center Hall A, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. \u00a0To enjoy the show, adult spectators are asked to pay $9.99, military and seniors 65 and older are $8.00, and children 5-12 are $4.00. Children 4 and younger may visit the show free of charge.