CFA Breeder Code of Ethics
by resolution, at the Cat Fanciers' Association Annual Meeting, June 2000 and ratified by the CFA Board of Directors, October 7, 2000.
"As a breeder who uses the services of the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, I understand I have certain responsibilities to pedigreed cats and to the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA).
I am aware that I am representative of CFA breeders in my community. I will breed my cats with the intent of improving the breed and to produce healthy, happy kittens. I will deal honestly with the purchasers of my kittens and cats. To the best of my knowledge and ability I will not, without prior disclosure, sell any kitten/cat that is sick or has been exposed to an infectious disease. I will not sell or place kittens prior to their attaining a proper level of immunity against common infectious diseases.
I will strive to house my cats in a manner exceeding the CFA Minimum Cattery Standard. I will ensure my cats are kept in a healthy environment and I will ensure they receive the proper veterinary care as needed.
I will maintain appropriate cattery records and will correctly register litters and cats.
I will work honestly with my fellow breeders and provide timely and correct litter registration information to those who use my cats for breeding.
I will mentor new breeders to ensure they have a solid information foundation."
by Pam DelaBar, former Chair, CFA Animal Welfare
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