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/
The Cat of the Year 2008 competition is over, and the cream of the crop winners have been decided.
Southern African Cat Council congratulates the organisors and the winners for 2008.
We thank the judges:
Mrs Aline Garel - All Breeds TICA judge, Quebec, Canada
Ms Adriana Kajon - All Breeds TICA judge, Alburquerque, New Mexico, US
Mr Bob Goltzer - All Breeds CFA judge, Florida, US
Ms Vickie Shields┬á - All Breeds TICA judge, Alburquerque, New Mexico, US
Mr Johan Lamprecht┬á -All Breeds SACC judge, Cape Town, South Africa
We have pleasure in announcing our five judges:-
Mrs Aline Garel – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Quebec, Canada
Ms Adriana Kajon – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Alburquerque, New Mexico, US
Mr Bob Goltzer – All Breeds CFA judge, who hails from Florida, US
Ms Vickie Shields – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Alburquerque, New Mexico, US
Mr Johan Lamprecht – All Breeds SACC judge, who hails from Cape Town, South Africa
We look forward to welcoming them all and showcasing our “cream of the crop” exhibits!
The 2008 Cat of the Year winners, with photographs kindly provided by Theresa Fouche.
Cat of the Year Winner, Supreme Champion Onaoan Maid By Eve, a Cream Burmese Female owned by Alison Renwick, and bred by Alison Renwick and Jane Goble.