During the month of July the Garden State Cat Club puts on their annual cat show/expo at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. This year, Catster Kyande Kisu was selected to appear on a billboard purrmoting the event.
The Expo is designed to educate the cat owning public about cats, cat care, new products and training, while assisting area shelters with its Adopt-A-Cat program. The event is complemented by the club’s annual cat show.
It’s one of the top five cat shows held in the United States, it is the largest in the Northeast.
The Garden State Cat Club believes their activities will draw the general public to the CAT EXPO as well as inform and educate them about the world of cats. Over a two day period, between 2,500- 5,000 people attend the show.
This year for additional advertising, members were asked to submit photos of their cats to promote the expo. The photos were reviewed by graphic artists from Clear Channel Broadcasting, and several cats were chosen to be pictured on billboards in New Jersey.
One of the selected cats was Kyande Kisu, a one-year old female Japanese Bobtail from Vernon, NJ, who is registered with the Cat Fanciers Association. Kyande Kisu’s registered name is Kiddlyn’s Kyande Kisu (Kisu, translated from the Japanese, means “kiss”) and is a “Premier” trying to obtain her goal of “Grand Premier.”
The billboard advertisement was on display in mid-July to promote the show which was held on July 18th & 19th. The billboard is located on Route 287 in Plainfield, NJ.
Kisu’s mom was thrilled about being selected, and said, “This is something we will never forget. We are so honored.”