EFFECTIVE NOW IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL QFA BREEDERS
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL QFA BREEDERS
NEW BREEDER REQUIREMENT - From 1ST March 2021
All kittens born on or after the above date, being sold as pets must be desexed prior to sale.
To register a litter of kittens, breeders must supply a copy of each desexing certificate along with the corresponding microchip number for every pet kitten. Kittens will only be registered as entire if in the name of the breeder or in the name of another breeder who must be registered with a recognised registering body.
All breeders need to be aware that it is important for us to be proactive where possible and confidently able to present ourselves as being responsible by not contributing in any way towards the issue of ‘unwanted' kittens/cats/litters.
Many of our breeders have for many years carried out early desexing so the only extra requirement for you to register your litters will be to ask your vet to provide you with the desexing certificate for each pet kitten with their microchip number included - some vets are already doing this for their breeder clients.
It is generally accepted that kittens that have reached a minimum of 10 weeks of age and 1kg in weight can be safely desexed. QFA is compiling a list of vets around Queensland who practise early desexing. If your vet offers this service we would very much appreciate if you could send us name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
We trust that all QFA breeders understand the importance of introducing this requirement.
Failure to comply with this new requirement for kittens born on or after 1st March 2021 will result in the suspension of breeder services.