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 SACC Secretary, Ivone, will not be calling for nominations this year because positions were voted on last year and the term of office is 2 years.
Please be aware that any proposals to be included on the AGM Agenda must reach the Secretary by the end of August.
During 2014 the SACC Vice President has filled the role of President (Acting). Your vote will therefore appoint a President for a period of one year.
Submit your vote on this form.
By far the highest numbers of poisonings seen in cats are due to well meaning owners either dosing their cats with human medications or using natural remedies. Below is some information on some of the more common or seemingly innocuous sources.
Announcement: “You want to enter a Cat Show but you are still waiting for a Registration Number”?
You can still enter - the SACC Show Managers will assist by contacting the Registrar for a Registration Number.
The number will be given provided that the registration forms are already with the Registrar. Please remember that cats/kittens should be registered before the closing date of the show.