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0 Meet Kitty Angell, International All Breed Cat Show Judge

When we decided to add Kitty Angell to our articles featuring some of our Wonderful Women in Rockport, I was very excited because not only did we twirl together at the University of Texas but now we are Rockport, Texas neighbors.

Kitty attended The University of Texas as a communications major. She is the mother of two sons, and has three grand children. In 1976 she was named an “Outstanding Young Woman of America” by the National Chamber of Commerce.

She is the founder of Kitjim Cattery (CFA 1977). She established an internationally recognized record of breeding winning pedigreed cats in two breeds, Scottish Folds and Persians resulting in 11 nationally winning cats, numerous regional winners, many Grand Champions and 5 cats of Distinguished Merit.

Kitty was a Cat Fanciers Association Allbreed Judge for 22 years and has guest-judged in all continents, except Africa and Antarctica. In 2010, Kitty retired and moved to Rockport. She was named “Judge Emeritus” by CFA for all her years of service.

Kitty is an award-winning writer/editor using telecommuting and electronic media to combine 32 years of specialized feline health and husbandry, behavior, exhibiting and judging expertise with an established worldwide network of experts in all cat-related topics. This comprehensive background has produced more than 500 published articles, columns and website information designed to educate, entertain and advise readers regarding the specialized needs of cats. She was a columnist and feature writer at CATS Magazine for 13 years, winning an Award for Best Cat Column in a National Magazine. Kitty is also a contributing author on feline behavior in The Cat Fanciers’ Association Inc. COMPLETE CAT BOOK. She is presently an editor for CAT FANCY Magazine.

Wow, what a resume but I have to ask:”What is your proudest moment in your career as a cat show judge?” She answered “There are actually two and both took place in New York City. One was being present on the stage at the New York Stock Exchange “Ringing of the Bell” celebrating CFA’s 100th anniversary as the world’s largest and oldest cat registry The second was judging in the first CFA /Iams Cat Championships at Madison Square Garden!”

“So now that you have always been so busy, what do you do here in Rockport?” “I am having fun with my friends, and am a member of the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners, serving as their editor for newspaper articles. I am a docent at the Rockport Center for the Arts, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Corpus Christi, Texas where I serve as Chair of the Historical Preservation Award Committee.

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