End of Year Raffle Draw

A video of the recent End of Year raffle draw for Cat of the Year will be shown here soon.

The winner of the first selection from our fabulous End Of Year raffle was: DRUM ROLL……

Janine Franklin who chose the 1/2 pallet of Kitter litter – congratulations!!!

Second prize – the fabulous scratching pole kindly sponsored by Derek of Aussieposhpaws Bengals was won by:……

Maureen King-Turner. Lucky you!!!!

Third prize which is the Genetics book by Dr Kerry Fowler called MEOW – A Genetic Concert for Cats was won by:…..

Ian Honour. It’s a great read, jam packed with information. Lucky you.

Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle throughout the year.  Have a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year from the Management team of Cats Qld Inc.

Compulsory Desexing

As of July 1st, 2017, all kittens born AFTER that date, and being sold as PETS, are required to be desexed.  Only kittens being transferred to registered breeders, who are members of a recognized registering body, will have their Application for Registration processed. Breeders must provide the registering body of the breeder, their prefix and their member number, so that verification can be done.

This decision will not affect many of our Registered Breeders – the majority already carry out early desexing so will not have to do anything different except we would ask that your vet provide a certificate of desexing for all kittens – with their microchip numbers included.

While CQI recognize that there are risks with any surgery, kittens that have achieved 1kg in weight are considered safe to desex. Council is compiling a list of vets around the state that practise early desexing. Should you need these details, please contact Council and we will do our best to assist you to access one.

Amendment to CQI Code of Ethics

THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THE CODE OF ETHICS. Please see the 2017 document on the forms page. Changes are in red – in the Breeder’s Code of Ethics section. This change mainly focuses on microchipping of kittens and cats and the emphasis on the early desexing of kittens. Please ensure you read the document in its entirety and carefully to ensure you understand your responsibilities as a Cats Queensland Inc Registered Breeder.

Addition to Show Rules 2017

There has been an addition to the CQI show rules to better explain the “PET ONLY” designation on pedigrees. Also, an additional show rule has been issued which relates to showing cats in companion classes that have previously been shown in the pedigree section. Both additions are in red.

Terminology On Pedigrees

PET ONLY  – This means that the  breeder DOES NOT want the kitten / cat to be shown at all,  not even in companion class.

NTBTAE – This means the breeder has sold the kitten or cat entire, for breeding, but does not want the cat sold on as a breeding cat – the cat MUST BE DESEXED before being rehomed again. [Not To Be Transferred Again Entire]

SHOW / BREEDING – The kitten / cat has been sold for breeding and is also allowed to be shown. Breeders can shoose to select just one of those – Just for breeding or just for show.

FEMALE / MALE / ALTER FEMALE / ALTER MALE – Breeders. please select the correct sex description for the kittens you are registering. If they have been desexed already, please include the word ALTER after their sex designation. If they have not been desexed, then you cannot put alter.

Registration Rule Update

CQI has always required our breeders to register all of their kittens with us. This rule has not changed. All breeders should be aware that this is a requirement of being a member of Cats Queensland Inc. Breeders found to be in breach of this rule may face disciplinary action. One of the possible outcomes of such action could be the revocation of their membership with this Association.

UTH (Banned for Life) / UTJ

UTH [Unable To Handle] and UTJ [Unable to Judge]. At the last meeting of Cats Qld Inc, it was agreed that we should amend the description of UTH, which is the worst category of injury from a cat, to BFL – this translates to BANNED FOR LIFE.If an exhibit aggressively bites or scratches at a show, any show personnel or judge, the cat will be classified as BFL. This means that the cat can never be shown again. This information would then be shared with CCCA and ACF so the ban would be Australia wide!

If BFL is allocated to any exhibit, the exhibitor will be required to read and sign a letter detailing what has happened and the outcome. This will clearly state that the exhibit is BFL so there is no doubt about the category being used.

Unable to Judge could be something like the cat refuses to be taken from the cage but is not agressive.

Occasionally minor injuries occur that may not be the fault of the cat – it is up to the Judge’s discretion which category they choose to use for each particular circumstance.

Health Issues

If you come across any other validated articles on health issues that can  effect our cats, please let us know and we can share them here.

Some Prices for Services Have Changed

SOME PRICES FOR SERVICES HAVE CHANGED. The cost of registering a litter kitten has risen to $6 each. Alterations to pedigrees for titles, desexing, transfers etc are now $6 each. Most forms have been updated with the new prices. MEMBERSHIPS HAVE NOT GONE UP.

There is also a new POSTAGE levy which has been imposed alongside these changes. A charge of $3 per litter needs to be included when sending in your paperwork. If you have additional litters, postage will  be dependent on how many pages need to be posted in the one envelope. Please add $1 per additional litter being sent in the one envelope. So, one litter = $3. 2 Litters in the same processing = $4. Three litters processed at the same time = $5 etc.

PLease check the postage information that will follow and will detail all costs.