Assistant editor Candilee Jackson and employed author Lucy Hopman Drury received Muse medallions for their writing, while editor / designer Teresa Keiger received one for their cover design. But the surprise of the evening came as Lead Copy Editor / Staff Writer Iris zinc received the Dr. Jim Richards Cornell Feline Health Center Veterinary Issues Award of $ 500. Funded by from Cornell University Feline Health Center, this award is given to the best contribution that focuses on technological advances or innovations in cat veterinary medicine and is written for the public by cat owners. Zinck’s Prize was awarded for her article “FIP Fighters”, which followed three different cats in the fight against feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) – successful! The judge, the internationally recognized veterinarian Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, noted, “FIP therapy has been a topic that many cat authors have written about this year, but this succinct and accurate version represents the best qualities in cat journalism.”
Zinck, the secretary of the Siberian Breed Council of CFA, will donate half of the prize money to help support treatment costs for a Siberian who has FIP.
The Cat Writers’ Association is a global association of writers and other creative professionals whose specialty is to communicate positively to the public about cats and their concerns. If it’s a cat-related topic, the CWA members handle it.
Founded in 1906, CFA is the world’s largest and most influential registry for pedigree cats and registers companion cats through its Companion Cat World program. The nonprofit promotes education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care for millions of cat owners around the world. Cat Talk subscriptions are available through CFA’s online catalog and a digital version is available through Magzter.
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