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CFA Breeder Code of Ethics

As a breeder who uses the services of the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.

I understand I have certain responsibilities to pedigreed cats and to the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA).

I am aware that I am representative of CFA breeders in my community.

I will breed my cats with the intent of improving the breed and to produce healthy, happy kittens.

I will deal honestly with the purchasers of my kittens and cats.

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 not sell or place kittens prior to their attaining a proper level of immunity against common infectious diseases.

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 CFA Minimum Cattery Standard.

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 work honestly with my fellow breeders and provide timely and correct litter registration information to those who use my cats for breeding.

I will mentor new breeders to ensure they have a solid information foundation.

 

*    This means that a breeder does NOT sell a kitten or cat to a third party seller (i.e., breeders who raise kittens or puppies and then sell them to pet stores, through EBAY, etc. When a breeder does this, they have no idea who the final owner of the kitten or cat is).

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