There is a fast-spreading pedigree kitten scam doing the rounds. Scamsters are using the name and cattery name of registered breeders, creating credible-looking email addresses and are marketing kittens at exorbitant prices and even more exorbitant shipping fees. Of course the kittens do not exist and once payment has been received, the ‘breeder’ vanishes and the number no longer works. Some complainants have mentioned "West Africa/French accents" when they did, in early phases of the buying process, spoken to these fraudulent "breeders".
We urge you to please do due diligence and confirm email addresses and telephone numbers of breeders with the 3 South African cat registration bodies before responding to any adverts. If what is seen in an advert or email differs from what the registration bodies’ supply, BE AWARE! All reputable breeders would have to be registered with at least one of these bodies. Also see http://www.kittycat.co.za/warning-kitten-scams/
To all SACC Members
Because the 2014 Show Season is almost upon us, please take time to become familiar with the Show Rules- the rules are there for your protection as well as for the protection of the Organisation.
Please remember there is only one winner at the end of the day - a beautiful cat. Let's be happy for the owner, regardless of who he or she is. This is regarded as good sportsmanship in any organization.
To all SACC Breeders
I'm sure the world is a happier place because of all those beautiful South African bred kittens you are successfully raising – please register all your kittens, even the non-show quality babies, because it is an important part of being a responsible breeder. After all, how can a person criticise back yard breeders, if he/she is registering only part of a litter?
Have a fun filled year!
Vice Chairman, SACC