‘Purrfect’ cats steal the limelight

Lyna Mohamad

Md Daniel’s Cotton who won the judges’ hearts was named this year’s grand prize winner of the  SmartHeart “PAW-SOME” Cat Competition 2021 Grand Finals at the atrium of The Airport Mall in Berakas yesterday.

Asmah’s Anger and Nur Azizah’s Snarfy took the second and third spots.

Cotton won BND1,000, a trophy, certificate, cat bowl and a gift voucher. The second prize winner walked away with BND500, a trophy, certificate and gift voucher and third prize won BND400, a trophy, certificate and gift voucher.

Fifty-two cats vied for the pre-qualifying round at Wisma Sunlite in March. Each cat had to go through a series of basic health screenings and consultations before moving forward to the final round.

Twenty-one entries were shortlisted and announced during the grand finals and proceeded with the final judging and screening by veterinary doctors.

Minor awards of IG Star, People’s Choice, Best Cage and Best Dress were also awarded with the IG Star winning BND50, a photo frame and certificate, People’s Choice won BND50, a trophy and certificate and the remaining won BND50 and a certificate each.

Seven other winners were also awarded with cash prizes, trophies, certificates and gift vouchers.

The event also featured activities for the cats and owners.

The competition – organised by Parvati Textiles Centre – was supported by Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Care for Stray Action for Strays (CAS) organisation, Institute of Brunei Technical Education and with the participation of Si Manja Pet Grooming Spa.

Manish, Hemant and Priyanka Punjabi of Parvati Textile Centre presented the prizes.

Dr Muhammad Faiz bin Haji Metussin from the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood also delivered a talk.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show visitors and cats at the event. PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS