Small Animals

Small Animal Advisory Committee

Meetings are the third Tuesday of January, April, May, June, July, September, and November, 7:00 pm at the Extension office. All 4-H rabbit, cavy, cat, poultry, & pigeon leaders, parents, and older youth members are encouraged to attend.

  • Kelsey Rainsberger - Chair
  • Pat Partipilo - Vice-Chair
  • Cathy McClaugherty - Secretary
  • Paula Means - Treasurer
  • Maggie Cherry - Poultry & Pigeon Superintendent
  • Kelsey Partipilo - Rabbit & Cavy Superintendent
  • Lacey Allen - Cat Superintendent


Committee Operational Guidelines

Monthly Minutes

Treasurer Reports


2016-17 Budget

2013-2014 Budget

2012-13 Budget



Small Animal Events

Pre Fair & Social 

July 18, 2017 at the Extension Annex


Cat  Show

May 12, 2018 

All 4-Hers in Catsand Cloverbuds projects are invited to enter our annual show! We will be using the State Fair Pet class criteria for showmanship, which includes an interview. Animals will be handled only if appropriate. There are additional classes for cats, plus show-and-tell for Cloverbuds who bring cats. Health checks will start at 8:00 am, with the show starting at 8:30 am. Pre-registrationby April 27 is required.



Waterfowl at County Events (plan as of Jan 2016)

Workshop (February 3, 2018)

Annual Small Animal Workshop for youth to learn and practice showmanship and proper handling of rabbits, cavies, poultry and pigeons. Activities and information about breed identification, record keeping, educational displays and much more.  Excellent opportunity for individuals who are new to Small Animal 4-H projects! 

4-H Small Animal Spring Fling - (May 19, 2018) 

Annual Rabbit, Cavy, Poultry and Pigeons show, held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. View the 2017  Poultry flier or Rabbit/Cavy flier for more information.

County Fair Resources

NEW!  2014 Herdsmanship Rules


Small Animal Master Showmanship 

Rules and project information 

County Fair Market Rabbits and Poultry

State Fair Small Animal Entry Application  Due Friday during fair, 2:00pm