SACC supports the following resolution taken at the World Cat Congress Annual Meeting in 2015 “WCC neither promotes nor approves the presence of wild feline species in connection with a cat show.”
I completed my training as a Registered Nurse in 1976 at Bulawayo Central Hospital in what is now Zimbabwe
Immigrated to South Africa in 1983
I was married for 26 years and am now divorced I have two daughters aged 25 & 22, my eldest daughter, Megan, was instrumental in getting me involved in the Burmese breed and again for getting the breeding process started!!
Mela Cattery was registered in 1998 with SACC and I became a member of the Persian Cat Society in 1999, breeding my first Supreme Champion in 2000
Alison Renwick and I imported a female lilac tortie & a male cream Burmese in 2003, he has been an excellent foundation to both our catteries and the cattery we registered for our co-owned cats – Onaoan
I have been working as a Medical Rep in the industry for 18 years and with my present company, Bayer Schering Pharma for the past 15 years, specializing in cardio-vascular, anti-infective & endocrine drugs
I started the judges course in late 2005 and have just completed the Siamese/Oriental course & am finally the judge of one breed!!!
My interests include theatre, movies, reading, scrap-booking and of course my cats
Member of the CJI panel in Gauteng. Started showing Abyssinians and Orientals in 1985 and stewarding at all cat shows. Soon added Turkish Vans and Somalis to my breeding program. Scottish Folds, Munchkins, LaPerms joined this list later.
Bred and owned several top cats in COTY over the years, including the 2001 winner, a Turkish Van, Karnaki Kemal. I also own Cymrics, American Curls, Birmans and one delightful Skookum.