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/
It as been said that thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. Every year the loyal slaves of the South African cat fancy gather to celebrate the year's best feline specimens. In 2009, we will unite, once again, for the annual SACC Cat of the Year event!
This year, SACC COTY will be held in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZuluNatal. Hosted by the Provincial Cat Society (formerly known as Persian Cat Society), the theme for this year's COTY is Bollywood Extravaganza!
Get ready to celebrate in true Bollywood style with a KZN twist and honour SACC's spectacular feline finalists, their breeders, and their slaves. Brace yourself for the premier feline beauty pageant final of the year in proud association with Royal Canin! SACC COTY 2009 Rosette sponsorship details will be distributed soon so watch this space. We look forward to seeing you at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on the 1st of August 2009 for SACC COTY 2009: Bollywood Extravaganza!
Our current confirmed sponsors are as follows:-
Theresa Fouche has kindly agreed to be the SACC COTY 2009 photographer and will, once again, run the prize giving presentation.
For more information about SACC COTY 2009, please contact:-
Kaai Duplessis - Show Manager -031 767 0633 - email@example.com
Jane Goble - Assistant Show Manager - 082 784 3126 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Barratt - Sponsorship,
Public Relations, Marketing - 074 759 0549 - email@example.com
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2009
Venue: Pietermaritzburg City Hall, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal Event Co-ordinator: Vishad Deeplaul
SACC Cat of the Year plans for┬á2009┬áare well underway and dinner tickets for the SACC COTY 2009 Prize Giving Gala are available but are getting booked up fast! Round tables of 10 are available.
Tickets are R200 pp and include a plated starter, a buffet mains and dessert as well as a fantastic and enjoyable evening. Without giving anything away, I have to say that Vishad and the PCS Committee have a very colourful and exciting evening planned for all involved!!!├é┬á We hope that you will join us in celebrating the 2009 SACC COTY winners in true Bollywood style! Please feel free to dress for the Bollywood theme should you feel comfortable doing so.
Should you wish to purchase a dinner ticket for the COTY Gala dinner, please contact Ninnette Duplessis├é┬á Cell: 084 487 6888 or H: 031 466 6196.
Please also specify should you have any food allergies or are a vegetarian / vegan. Banking details are as follows.
Persian Cat Society. Absa Durban. Branch Code 632005. Account Number 713633747. Please put your payment reference as: DINNER-(YOUR NAME)
Please send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 086 663 4064
Well I hope to see all of you on the 1st of August at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall ready for a fantastic show and a nail biting Awards Ceremony!!!