The Middle East Cat Society – “MECATS”, is formed to interact with pet cat owners and breeders, cat clubs / associations and cat lovers of the Middle East. Mecats is a full member of the World Cat Federation and with the association of the WCF, we have conducted the following Cat Shows
1st International Cat Show in Dubai – November 2005
2nd International Cat Show in Dubai – November 2006
1st National Cat Show in Abu Dhabi – September 2007
3rd International Cat Show in Dubai – November 2007
4th International Cat Show in Dubai – November 2008 and
5th International Cat Show in Dubai – November 2009
Aim of MECATS:
To bring together cat owners, breeders, cat clubs / associations and cat lovers of the Middle East, under one banner to look after the affairs of cats, as per international norms.
To educate cat owners and breeders, the right ways and methods accepted by the WCF.
To conduct exhibitions, competitions, meetings and seminars in the Middle East area.
To issue certification of breed and class of cats.
To support activities for the betterment of the cat population.
To stop cruelty towards the stray cats and bring an awareness among people regarding all aspects about the Cats.
MECATS in the past 4 years conducted the study on the local cats of the Gulf area and proposed to the WCF to accept them one of the International Cat Breeds with the name ARABIAN MAU. Ms. Petra Mueller, the president of MECATS took considerable efforts to breed 4 generations of the local cats to prove the originality of its Genes. After various meetings, discussions, presentations and submittal of proofs, the World Cat Federation has accepted the local cats of this region as a pure breed and will be know as the Arabian Mau. We thank the WCF and hope that these special cats of this region will not be abandoned as street cats anymore. (the acceptance notice and the standard presentation can be found in the official website of the World Cat Federation – www.wcf-online.de)
MECATS membership is open to cat loving individuals, pet cat owners, cat breeders, cat clubs and associations of the Middle East. We welcome you to check the membership page of our website and join, as we need more members, volunteers and officials to keep our efforts going