The winner of Portland Cat Show

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The winner of Portland's 2012 International Cat Show is a four-month-old unregistered kitten. Jassenia, a chocolate point and white longhair, whose owner, Marilyn McCorkindal hails from Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada, was named Best in Show during a finale ceremony Sunday night at the conclusion of the cat show.


She is not registered with the American Kennel Club. Pamela Barrett, show manager, said Jassenia is a household pet kitten, which means her breeds are unknown. The kitten was chosen by a combination of votes from spectators, judges and the audience that attended the Best in Show crowning.

Barrett said, "The crowd was allowed to influence the judges, there was lots of cheering." including Darcelle XV. McCorkindal and Jassenia received $1,000 in cash and prizes this year's judges for the show were both professional judges and Portland celebrities.