Promoting Harmony in the Cat Fancy


In Memoriam - John Blythe

John Blythe

It was with sadness that we learned of the death of former WCC President John Blythe on the 16th October, 2018.

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Royal Canin Encyclopedia

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.

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The World Cat Federation (WCF), having met the requirements of the WCC, is no longer suspended.


Royal Canin WCC Blog

We are proud to announce the publication on our site of the Royal Canin WCC Blog. Our long-term partner, Royal Canin, will be sharing a wealth of information regarding “all things cat”—from health & welfare, to nutrition, to care ...and so much more.


WCC Annual Meeting 2018

The minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting held in Milan, Italy have been published and may be viewed online or downloaded for viewing off-line.

A full report of this meeting has been published.


WCC Annual Meeting 2019

Preliminary information regarding the 2019 meeting has been published

The World Cat Congress does not support the new development of breeds

based on mutations or characteristics that have a negative effect on the welfare of the cat
World Cat Congress

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 approve

the 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 Reijers

Eric Reijers

WCC 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’Ren

Cheryl U’Ren

WCC 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 Bydlinski

Penny Bydlinski

WCC 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 Congress

annual meeting 2019

The 2019 meeting of the World Cat Congress will be in Cape Town, South Africa from 26th to 29th July, 2019.

  • ULagoon Beach Hotel
  • U1 Lagoon Gate Drive
  • UCape Town, 7441, South Africa
  • UTel: (+27) 21 528 2000
  • e-mail - web site


  • UFriday, 26th July: Seminar and Open Meeting.
  • - programme for Seminar download [zipped] -
  • USaturday, 27th July. SACC’s Cat of the Year Show.
  • UMonday, 29th July, WCC Business Meeting
    (observers are welcome).

For further information, please contact the WCC Secretary.