Breeder Code of Ethics
As a registered cattery in ACFA, CFA, and GCCF and member of RCF and LH & SLH Cat Club we abide by the Breeder Code of Ethics of each organization in our breeding practices.
Most every point on the Code of Ethics is nearly identical between the various organizations with only small variations between them. Whenever there is a variation, we are always striving for our minimum standards to be above their most stringent expectations where they do differ. Please click on each organization name above for the links to specifics for each Code of Ethics.
I will breed my cats with the intent of improving the breed and to produce healthy, happy kittens.
I will not breed cats in a way that is deleterious to the health of the cat or the breed.
I will deal honestly with the purchasers of my kittens and cats.
I will not permitted a pet kitten, not for breeding, to go to a new home before 13 weeks of age.
To the best of my knowledge and ability I will not, without prior disclosure, sell any kitten/cat that is sick or has been exposed to an infectious disease.
I will place cats directly to the new pet owner or in a manner that will enable contact with the ultimate owner to provide on-going education and advice.
I will strive to house my cats in a manner exceeding the Minimum Cattery Standard of every registry I am registered with.
I will ensure my cats are kept in a healthy environment and I will ensure they receive the proper veterinary care as needed.
I will maintain appropriate cattery records and will correctly register litters and cats.
I will only keep as many cats as I can care for responsibly, including but not limited to housing, feeding, exercise, veterinary care, parasite prevention and grooming needs.
I will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing cats in a new home.
Veterinary attention must be sought whenever a cat is showing signs of illness.
Cats that are bought as pets, not for breeding, will be neutered or spayed at an age recommended by my veterinarian.
I agree only to sell cats where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life.
I will offer to help with the rehoming my kittens/cats placed with others if at any time circumstances require the cat to be found a new home.
I will not sell any cat to commercial cat wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow cats to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.
I will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise cats nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of the cats and must draw attention of purchase to the implications when selling pet kittens.
I will microchip all my cats and kittens and register them in the national microchip database.
I will provide all relevant Cat Fancy documents to the new owner when selling or transferring a cat including a copy of this code.
I will provide at time of transfer of a pedigree cat or kitten, a properly completed pedigree signed by me, carrying at least 3 generations.
I will fully vaccinate against infectious enteritis (FPV), FHV and FCV (“cat flu”) at least one week prior to sale and/or leaving for a new home.