The War in Ukraine
The World Cat Congress strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In response to witnessing the horror of the unfolding plight of the Ukrainian refugees and their pets, the WCC has contributed to funding the efforts of those assisting them.
Royal Canin Encyclopedia
The World Cat Congress has collaborated with Royal Canin in the production of a new Cat Encyclopaedia that was launched at the Royal Canin “internation Cat Breeders Convention” in La Grande Motte, France in June 2017.
WCC Annual Meeting 2023
The 2023 WCC Annual Meeting will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia from 9th - 13th June in conjunction with the ACF Annual Meeting.
WCC Annual Meeting 2020-22
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 through 2022 Annual Meetings were not held.
WCC Annual Meeting 2019
The minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa have been published and may be viewed online or downloaded for viewing off-line.
The World Cat Congress does not support the new development of breedsbased on mutations or characteristics that have a negative effect on the welfare of the cat
Welcome to the World Cat Congress
The World Cat Congress was established to promote better understanding and co-operation among the world's major cat associations in matters of mutual interest and concern such as cat legislation and feline welfare which affects all cat lovers, from the pedigree breeder to the pet owner.
Here you will find the following:
- UAn introduction to the World Cat Congress
- UOur purpose and aim
- UDetails of the Member Organisations
- UDetails of the Governing Body and its officers
- UThe World Cat Congress Constitution
- UReports on annual World Cat Congress meetings
- UItems of general interest
- UMinutes of World Cat Congress Meetings
- ULinks to member organisations and general interest sites
We hope you will find the site interesting and informative, if you have any comments, please address these to our secretary.
The World Cat Congress does not promote nor approvethe presence of wild feline species in connection with a cat show
World Cat Congress Members
The membership of the World Cat Congress is comprised of the world's major cat fancies.
World Cat Congress Officers
The Officers of the WCC shall be elected from among the delegates of the member organisations or shall be subject to appointment of suitably qualified persons by the delegates.
Eric ReijersWCC President
Eric Reijers was re-elected in 2017 as President for a two year period. Mr Reijers has been President since 2011 and also served previously as Vice-President of the WCC. He is the General Secretary of FIFe and an all breed FIFe judge. Mr Reijers, who comes from the Netherlands, now lives in the Czech Republic and breeds Cornish Rex under the prefix of NL*Pendragon.
Cheryl U’RenWCC Vice-President
Cheryl U’Ren was re-elected in April 2018 for a period of two years. Mrs. U'Ren is currently the President of the CCCA, the Australian body where she has been active for many years. Mrs. U'Ren is an all-breed CCCA judge and also responsible for judge training in that body. She has been breeding Persians very successfully for many years.
Penny BydlinskiWCC Secretary/Treasurer
The Secretary/Treasurer is Penny Bydlinski, former General Secretary of FIFe, who was re-appointed in April 2018 for a period of two years. Mrs. Bydlinski is also an international judge of the FIFe and has been the unofficial secretary of WCC since 1995. With the acceptance of the Charter in 1999, she was formally appointed as Secretary/Treasurer.
World Cat Congressannual meeting 2023
The 2023 meeting of the World Cat Congress will be in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 9th - 13th June in conjunction with the ACF Annual Meeting who are celebrating their 50th Jubilee.
Additional information will be provided shortly.
- UGrand Chancellor Hotel
- U29 Cameron St.
- ULaunceston TAS 7250, Australia
- UTel: (+61) 3 6334 3434
- e-mail - web site
- UFriday, 9th June - Day trip for the Delegates
- USaturday 10th & Sunday 11th June: ACF Show
- UMonday, 12th June: Seminar and Open Meeting.
- UTuesday, 13th June, WCC Business Meeting
(observers are welcome).
For further information, please contact the WCC Secretary.