Cats are coming to Westminster Dog Show

  • Kelcie Willis
  • Cox Media Group National Content Desk
6:03 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 What To Do

Cats are going to be at  Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, USA Today reported.

The show announced on Twitter Tuesday that the felines are coming to the show as part of a "Meet the Breeds" segment.

>> Read more trending stories reported that the cats are not officially part of the show, but the addition of the animals for the first time in the 140 year history of the WKC is part of a joint event with the American Kennel Club called "Meet and Compete." Cats won't be competing in the show.

Excited to announce that cats will be back at this year's @akcdoglovers Meet the Breeds. #WKCDogShow

— Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) January 30, 2017

"Meet the Breeds isn’t just dogs lined up and you play with them, there are booths that depict the country and origin of the animal and people decorate the booths," Brandi Hunter, VP of public relations for the AKC told USA Today. "So cats are joining that and many will be dressed up and have their booths."

The "Meet the Breeds" event was originally held separately from the show, but the joint event with the AKC and WKC is new for this year. The event starts Feb. 11.