Code of ethics for breeders General conditions for husbandry and breeding cats
Due to the different legislative situation in the member-countries we can only give general conditions, which are supervised by the member- organizations.
Country specific regulations
Cat owners and cat breeders, who are associated to the WCF via their cat club, have to follow the laws and rules for the treatment of vertebrates, which
That includes adequate feeding, maintenance and health-care of the cats. Cats showing any signs of illness have to be immediately presented to a veterinary.
Rules for breeding and maintenance
Each member-organization has to specify detailed rules for breeding and husbandry for its members, which are in conformation with country’s particular circumstances.
In general the following has to be defined in these rules: Female cats are allowed to give birth twice a year maximum. (min. 3 months between the litters).
Placement of kittens
Young kittens are not allowed to be separated from their mother and litter mates before the 12th week. When placed young kittens must be weaned,
Each kitten born at a WCF member has to be registered and it is not allowed to be placed without pedigree. The kitten’s placement has to be documented