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'Purr-fect President' cats selected at CFA show
Updated: 2008-10-21 14:14

BEIJING -- Two lucky or unlucky felines have been selected to "speak for" US presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain respectively.

Obama the Bombay cat [Photo Source:] 

They were among felines competing for the title of "Purr-fect President" at the Cat Fanciers' Association-IAMS 2008 championship that opened last weekend at Madison Square Garden.

McCain the American Shorthair [Photo Source:] 

At last, Obama -- a Bombay cat and an American Shorthair for McCain stood out to win the championship.

More than 40 breeds were represented among the several hundred competing animals. The top title went for "Best in Show."

In addition, hundreds of other kittens and cats were available for adoption.

The Cat Fanciers' Association was established in 1906 and is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.

Its stated mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of all cats.