By far the highest numbers of poisonings seen in cats are due to well meaning owners either dosing their cats with human medications or using natural remedies. Below is some information on some of the more common or seemingly innocuous sources.
To all SACC Members
2014 is almost over and the Cat Show Season has come to an end
COTY was a success – special thanks to sponsor Royal Canin and Rand Cat Club for their hard work, attention to detail and professionalism. To all exhibitors- well done and many thanks for your support during the year. Congratulations to Mela Forty Winks, a Lilac Burmese Neuter owned by young Anthony Dawson.
To all SACC Breeders
Enjoy the kitten season! Breed healthy, well socialized kittens – please register every kitten and make sure that all kittens are transferred into their new owners’ names. Be a responsible breeder.
I wish you and your family the best of health and happiness for the festive season and I sincerely hope that 2015 is special in every way for everyone.
Ngaio Crawley (SACC President)
In view of Jan van Rooyen’s reports on the way overseas legislation is moving (in the December 2012 newsletter as well as at various meetings) and our policy of encouraging responsible breeding, we draw attention to Progressive Retinal Atrophym - PRA - which is caused by a recessive gene.
SACC is very concerned that its breeders should be acting responsibly so, when Jane Goble sent out the letter to Burmese breeders, it seemed appropriate to publish it widely.
This year WCC seminar was attended by WCC President, WCC Vice-President, the Executive Secretary and Treasurer and 8 delegates of the 9 WCC members. Unfortunately the New Zealand Cat Fancy could not send a delegate this year, due to major losses being experienced in the cat fancy during and after the devastating earthquakes on the South Island in 2011.
Delegates to the WCC Seminar May 2012. Jan is second from right. Photo: Lesley Morgan Blythe.
I think it only apt that my first task as your new President is to thank Jan van Rooyen for his sterling work over the past four years especially for the wonderful relationship he has cultivated with our principal sponsor Royal Canin.
Southern Africa Cat Council is pleased to announce the World Cat Congress takes places in July 2011 in Johannesburg.
Date: 8 to 11 July 2011
Place: Southern Sun Grayston Hotel, Corner Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
The programme includes: