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THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE CAT FANCY
Meeting of the Disciplinary Committee was held
on Thursday 27 November 2014
at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4AL

IC/0618/14 - Mrs D Marsland-Round

 

The Investigation Committee preferred a formal complaint against Mrs D Marsland-Round as follows:

 

That Mrs Marsland-Round is in breach of Clause 12 (1) (a) and/or 12(1)(b) (paragraph 1) and/or 12(1)(d) of the GCCF Bye-Laws in that:-

 

On 2 February 2013 she sold a fawn and white bi-colour British shorthair kitten Catbalu Taurean Whiskers (Barney). The kitten was supplied with antibiotics. Two days later, Barney was seen by the Great Ashby Veterinary Hospital in Stevenage as he was sneezing and had a nasal discharge. Barney received treatment over the following months for multiple recurrences of his symptoms, for mouth ulcers, for diarrhoea and vomiting and tested positive for Giardia in July 2014.

 

Mrs Marsland-Round therefore knew or should have known that Barney was unfit at the time of sale.

 

By these actions, Mrs Marsland-Round acted in a way that was or may have been discreditable and/or prejudicial to the welfare of the kitten and/or the interest of the cat owner and/or the breeding of cats and/or the interest of the GCCF.

 

Mrs Marsland-Round attended the hearing with her husband Mr Marsland-Round and denied the complaint.

 

The Investigation Committee called one witnesses.

 

The Disciplinary Committee found the complaint proved and ordered that Mrs Marsland-Round be censured and warned.

 

The Disciplinary Committee ordered that Mrs Marsland-Round pay a fine of £250.00, such fine to be paid within 28 days.

 

The Disciplinary Committee directed that Mrs Marsland-Round pay £250 by way of costs.

 

IC/030/14 - Miss K Cruse

 

The Investigation Committee preferred a formal complaint against Miss Cruse as follows:

 

That Miss Cruse is in breach of Article 12(1)(a) and/or 12(1)(b) (paragraph 1) and/or 12(1)(d) of the GCCF Bye-Laws in that :-

 

She is a member of the GCCF Breeder Scheme, membership number 152, and on 24 January 2014 she sold two male Birman kittens, date of birth 17 October 2013, a Seal Point, DESTRIER KOVU and a Blue Point, DESTRIER NUKA.

 

and

 

1. At the time of sale she pointed out that both kittens had watery eyes and noses. On 27 January 2014 both kittens needed veterinary treatment for signs of chlamydia. Later a vet stated that KOVU was very small for his age and not growing correctly. He continued to need veterinary treatment and on 20 April 2014 the decision was made to euthanize him.

 

By selling kittens which she knew, or should have known, were not fit for sale she was in breach of the GCCF Breeders' Code of Ethics, 3.2.

 

By this action Miss Cruse acted in a way that was, or may have been, discreditable and/or prejudicial to the welfare of the kittens and/or the interests of cat owners and/or the breeding of cats and/or the interests of the GCCF.

 

and/or

 

2. The purchaser was unable to obtain insurance for the kittens because of their pre-existing conditions.

 

By selling kittens which she knew, or should have known, could not be insured she was in breach of the GCCF Breeders' Code of Ethics, 3.2.

 

By this action the Defendant acted in a way that was, or may have been, discreditable and/or prejudicial to the welfare of the kittens and/or the interests of cat owners and/or the breeding of cats and/or the interests of the GCCF.

 

And/or

 

3. Miss Cruse gave the purchaser a New Owner Questionnaire to fill in at the time of sale, rather than giving her the chance to send in her feedback later on.

 

By this action the Defendant acted in a way that was, or may have been, discreditable and/or prejudicial to the welfare of the kittens and/or the interests of cat owners and/or the breeding of cats and/or the interests of the GCCF.

 

Miss Cruse attended the hearing.

 

Miss Cruse denied the complaints.

 

The Investigation Committee called two witnesses.

 

Miss Cruse called one witness.

 

The Disciplinary Committee found the complaints proved and ordered that Miss Cruse be suspended from the GCCF for a period of 1 year.

 

The Disciplinary Committee ordered that Miss Cruse pay a fine of £500.00, such fine to be paid within 28 days.

 

The Disciplinary Committee directed that Miss Cruse pay £500 by way of costs.

BLUE PERSIAN CAT SOCIETY

 
The AGM of the Blue Persian Cat Society was held on Saturday 14 June 2014.


The following officers were elected or confirmed in post:


President Eric Wickham-Ruffle, Vice-Presidents Eileen Fryer and Pam Taylor, Chairman Eileen Fryer, Secretary Keith Scruton, Treasurer Grace Wylde.


Out of respect for Christina Dugdale it was agreed to defer the election of a vice-president to replace her until the next AGM.
 
It will be club policy to send out AGM paperwork by email in future years to save the cost of printing and postage unless the secretary has been notified  in writing at least four weeks in advance of the meeting that the member wishes to receive a hard copy.
 
Keith Scruton
Hon Secretary BPCS
43 Crayford Way, Dartford, DA1 4JY
email: keithws@outlook.com

 

Added June 2014

LANGFORD VETERINARY SERVICES
RAGDOLL HCM QUESTIONNAIRE

 

Questionnaire for Ragdoll breeders who have had their cats genetically tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

We are collaborating with the Royal Veterinary College, University of London on a project to follow up Ragdoll cats that have been genetically tested for the HCM mutation. This information will help Ragdoll breeders and owners, as well as vets, to understand what the result of the genetic test means, both for breeding and for risk of developing heart disease. The only way we can do this is with your help. If you are able to complete a short questionnaire, we will be extremely grateful because this information will help Ragdoll cats that have the genetic mutation and may suffer from HCM in the future.

 

How can you help?

If you have had a Ragdoll cat genetically tested for the HCM mutation (R820W) and would like to take part in the survey please use this link.

 


If you would like more information about the survey please email ragdollstudy@gmail.com

 

Thank you in anticipation of your help

FELINE CORONAVIRUS (FCoV) RESEARCH

 

 

Please visit Langford Veterinary Services for more information.

 

Our study requires tissue samples collected from cats that have died from any cause or disease, and at any age; we are not specifically recruiting FIP cases.

 

Many thanks again for your help with this research. We hope that it will benefit many cats in the future through its findings.

PAT KIDD
OGIGMC Alfred

 

OGIGMC Alfred   Lost his brave battle against Lung Cancer on Friday 8th August.

 

Alfred has been poorly for 5 months and I have been astounded at the number of people who have been asking after him and also the number of people who have been telephoning, emailing and coming up to me at shows.

 

He has been shown, as you may well be aware, over the last 16 years and has the most phenominal show success record.  He bacame, as you know, the UKs rirst Olympian Gold Hoousehold Pet in 2012 as well as scores of best in show awards.

 

RIP Alfred

jwkidd@krestacats.wanadoo.co.uk

 

Added 8th August 2014

MRS JEAN MURCHISON

 

I thank all my friends and clubs for the beautiful cards sent to me on the loss of my husband Ian – each was special and gave much comfort to me at this very sad time.


All I shall keep together with his photo and other personal items in a very special place – your thoughts and kindness are so very much appreciated.

 

Jean Murchison – Fistra Siamese – July 2014

MRS PAT PERKINS

 

I am moving house and expect the internet to be offline around the 14th/15th July. My email will remain the same but my new address is:

 

41 Crownlee
Penwortham,
Preston
Lancs

PR1 0PA

 

Tel: 01772 577262

 

Added July 2014

THE RED POINT & TORTIE POINT SIAMESE CAT CLUB

 

The Red Point & Tortie Point Siamese Cat Club wishes all members, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us during the year, especially those who have given so generously by offering items to sell on the club stall, and those who have spent money with us. Our next club stall is at the SPSCC/SCSBE Siamese shows on 21st February 2015.

 

Members are reminded that subscriptions are due on 1st January, and payment should be sent to the Club Treasurer, Mrs Pat Cook, at 77 Vine Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0LT. The rates are currently £5 Single and £7 Joint.

 

The Schedule for our 5th Championship Show on 11th April 2015, at Wendover Memorial Hall, will be available online from 11th January, and paper copies will be sent to last year's exhibitors as well as to members who are known to be current exhibitors. Anyone else requiring a hard copy should send an A5 SAE to the Assistant Show Manager, Ms Judy Emmens, 12 King Alfred Place, Winchester, Hants SO23 7DF. Copies will also be available from the usual trade stands at shows. The show is open to all colours of Siamese and Balinese, all LH/SH Oriental breeds, and we also have a Household Pet section again. Please enter early - last year we had to return several entries that had been received by the closing date, just because our hall was full.

 

We will again have our raffle, tombola and stalls for exhibitors to browse during judging, as well as our famous selection of hot and cold food for sale at very reasonable prices, including breakfast baps! This is the Siamese show everyone was talking about in 2014 - see pictures and feedback on the club website at http://www.rptpscc.co.uk/show-2014.htm

 

Judy Emmens
Hon Secretary/Assistant Show Manager

 

Added December 2014

YORKSHIRE COUNTY CAT CLUB

 

The Yorkshire CCC are considering running a coach from York down to the Supreme picking up at services en route.
However we can only do this if we have enough people booking seats. If you are interested please contact Lillian Eames on 07812 726061

Added August 2014