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:

  • An introduction to the World Cat Congress
  • Our purpose and aim
  • Details of the Member Organisations
  • Details of the Governing Body and its officers
  • The World Cat Congress Constitution
  • Reports on annual World Cat Congress meetings
  • Items of general interest
  • Minutes of World Cat Congress Meetings
  • Links 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.

WCC does not promote nor approve the presence of
wild feline species in connection with a cat show

The WCC turns Twenty

Twenty years ago this year representatives of four of the world’s major cat associations; from the United States - Don Williams, President of the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA); from the United Kingdom - Brenda Wolstenholme, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF); and from Europe - Alvia Uddin, President of FIFe and Anneliese Hackmann, President of the World Cat Federation (WCF) sat down together for the first time in Venice during the course of a symposium: “Cats and Man”.

Most of those taking part in this first meeting saw the importance of international co-operation and, largely thanks to the enthusiasm of Alva Uddin, it was decided to establish a regular meeting of representatives of the associations, to study and to seek solutions for problems of common interest and the World Cat Congress was born.

Since then the Congress has grown from the four founders to nine Members and has held its Annual Meeting on all four of the represented Continents. It now looks forward to more years of mutual understanding and co-operation between its diverse Members.

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WCC Annual Meeting 2016

A report about the 2016 Annual Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand has been published.


The minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand have been published.

They are also available for download in the Library


WCC Annual Meeting 2017

Information regarding the 2017 Annual Meeting to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA has been published.



• The Comparison Table of Disqualifers and General Faults has been updated to include information from the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy and the World Cat Federation.


• Several health related links to further information regarding cat health issues have been added to the links page.


• Sound advice for purchasing a new kitten has been added to the of interest section.