Breeder assistance program
Breeder Assistance Program
Definition: This is for
catteries that find themselves overwhelmed for various reasons. Under no
circumstance is this to be called rescue, it is breeders helping other breeders
and their cats, not rescue. Reasons for such requests for help include:
* Number of Cats beyond care capacity
* New Legislation in the area that affects their numbers
* Cases of Illness, Temporary or Permanent Disability
* Temporary loss of home
* Acts of Nature
* Death without provision for the animals.
Who will coordinate:
* Head of Committee who will contact Regional Coordinators
Each region will have a coordinator for Breeder Assistance who will contact for
* Breed Clubs/Council
* CFA Clubs
* Individual breeders in the assistance area
overpopulation: - If possible, perform an "intervention" to downsize cattery
when breeder will continue breeding - such interventions to occur ONE TIME
ONLY. Also, provide advice on advertising cats and help with re-homing. The
breeder when able will help financially with some of the costs.
(Interventions of this type to be followed up with regularly scheduled
monitoring for 6 months to a year to prevent recurrence)
CFA Purebred Rescue will forward
info of this kind to the Breeders Assistance Coordinator as long as A/C is not
involved and there has been no seizure.
Breeders Assistance will contact CFA Purebred Rescue if the numbers are too
large for them to handle on their own, if A/C is involved, or if the conditions
are so bad and the animals so ill they cannot handle it.
Each Region will start a website or share one website searchable by region or
state specifically for retired kitties to help breeders place cats no longer
needed in a breeding program. (Alternatively, Committee might investigate
working with Fanciers.com and/or breedlist.com.) There will be an appropriate
disclaimer to avoid liability. Individuals will have the ability to list their
own and pictures and remove them as they are placed. Funding will be needed for
advertising this website, which could be organized similar to Petfinder.com .
The Committee will evaluate local resources and plan for resources that will be
needed to accomplish this. This may take some trial and error initially as the
network expands and situations present themselves.
Committee will provide guidelines for placement for cats.
Committee will have a legal advisor.
Funding will be needed for veterinary services and possibly janitorial services
in serious cases.
All information provided to the committee shall remain confidential within the
For more information contact Linda Berg at
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