Cat Breeder

How Breeders can help achieve G2Z in their community

Support Responsible Breeding Legislation which benefits responsible breeders who care about animals. Responsible Breeding Legislation identifies breeders with a breeder permit number based on an inspection matched to a Breeder Code of Practice which sets acceptable Standards and Guidelines.

Consumers will be able to identify responsible breeders through their permit number being required in any advertisement and will be encouraged to purchase from these responsible breeders and report breeders who do not have a breeder permit number.   

Desex kittens prior to sale or transfer. The breeding rate of cats and their early breeding age means that too many cats are being born for the numbers of homes available. Desexing kittens at 8-10 weeks of age is safe. Currently 60% - 75% of abandoned cats and kittens are being killed in pounds and shelters. Breeders can prevent this be desexing their litters prior to sale or transfer, unless being transferred to someone with a breeder permit.

Find vets who do early age desexing. It may be difficult in some areas but don’t allow vets who have not learnt the procedure to persuade you to postpone desexing.  Explain where resources can be accessed to learn the specific requirements for this procedure.  Where possible access other vets who do early age desexing.

Work with local pounds and shelters to help care for and rehome animals of your breed type who are unclaimed strays or are surrendered.

Work cooperatively in a local stakeholder coalition to develop legislation and develop support from breeders in your breed organisation.