Cat Project

Project Description

Cat will help you learn more about one of our most common household pets. You will explore all kinds of things about cats - from nutrition to showing, and learn the basics about care and companionship.

The project will be working on identifying what it takes to own a cat, and how to take care of your cat which includes food, vet visits, and grooming. We will also work with the humane society to learn more about different kinds of breeds of cats and talk with a vet about the different shots and yearly things a cat needs.

4-H Cat Project

Project Requirements

Project Books Required? Yes

Cat project books can be purchased here

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • Complete at least seven projects completed in level 1 project book
  • Participate in fair
  • Completed record book

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • Complete at least seven projects in level 2 project book
  • Participate in fair
  • Completed record book

What needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels?

  • Complete all activities in current project book 
  • Participate in fair
  • Completed record book

Project age limit? 8 and up

What should new members know?

The cat project will be continuing to work through level 1 and level 2 books. Increasing knowledge on how to raise a cat and how to identify different health concerns that could affect your cat. We will also be working on a service project to support the Lewis & Clark Humane Society. We will have a practice cat show to practice for fair. Cat


  • January TBD 
  • February TBD
  • March TBD
  • April TBD
  • June TBD (last meeting for this project)

Project Superintendent Information

Cat Superintendent: Jennifer Reed
Contact: jbensinger44(at) or 406-465-6392
How will you be contacted? Email

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717