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/

Judges for the Cat of the Year 2008

We have pleasure in announcing our five judges:-

Mrs Aline Garel – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Quebec, Canada

Ms Adriana Kajon – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Alburquerque, New Mexico, US

Mr Bob Goltzer – All Breeds CFA judge, who hails from Florida, US

Ms Vickie Shields – All Breeds TICA judge, who hails from Alburquerque, New Mexico, US

Mr Johan Lamprecht – All Breeds SACC judge, who hails from Cape Town, South Africa

We look forward to welcoming them all and showcasing our “cream of the crop” exhibits!


DINNER BOOKINGS – Please ensure that you make your dinner bookings soonest.  Numbers are limited to the first 200 people. Dinner will consist of a four-course Christmas Buffet, at R200 per head, which includes wine on the table.  To book contact either:-

            Athylle Caw on 083 658 0740, athylle@mweb.co.za, or

            Andre Dixon on 083 389 1159, andixon@deloitte.co.za

If you are still looking for cat-friendly accommodation, please call Helen Griffiths.

If you have something to sell or promote, vendor tables are available at R100 per table, and you may erect point-of-sale material, banners, etc.

Cat of the Year 2008

Registrar's Office

  P O Box 28732, Kensington, Gauteng
  011 616 7017
  086 616 8294


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