Animal lovers and cat enthusiasts are invited to the International Cat Association's (TICA) 2012 Southwest Regional Cat Show Friday through Sunday at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children, or guests can bring a food donation for $1 off admission.

"Best of breed" and "best of show" competitoons will be held, and vendors will offer a wide range of cat products.

Organizers also promise a special guest appearance by "Motzie," billed by the Guinness Book of World Records' as the world's "third tallest cat".