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Code of Ethics
The general aim of the Club and its members is to protect and
advance the interests of Rex breeds. This Code of Ethics is meant to illustrate
how Members can get closer to achieving that aim. The following guidelines
should be followed as a minimum requirement for those wishing to show and breed.
As an affiliated Club, members of the Rex Cat Association are
bound to abide by all GCCF Rules. (Please note, ignorance will not be
accepted as an excuse for breach of these Rules.) Copies of GCCF Rules are
available from the GCCF, 4-6 Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3PG.
Only sell kittens/cats to homes where there is a reasonable
expectation of a happy and healthy life and be willing to help with the
rehoming of a cat if the initial circumstances change. Breeders should
retain, where possible, a life-long interest of the kittens/cats they
have sold or rehomed.
Provide written details of all dietary requirements and
supply guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing a cat or
kitten in a new home. Ensure the owner realises that adequate provisions
should be made for the cat in the even of his/her death.
Properly house and feed all cats under care and arrange
for appropriate veterinary attention if required. Keep only as many cats
as can be cared for adequately.
Conduct oneself in a proper manner at cat shows and treat
judges, Veterinary Surgeons, show officials, exhibitors and their cats with
respect, irrespective of circumstances. Encourage new members to do the
In the case of rejection under 'Section D' at a show or
exhibition, the owner should notify the kitten list holder in order
that kittens from the same household can be removed from the list until such
time clearance is received.
Please note, in the case of any infectious diseases, with
the exception of Ringworm, Feline Leukaemia or Feline Immunodeficiency virus,
being diagnosed by a Veterinary Surgeon in the household or cattery, no cat
owned or living at said address can attend any show or exhibition until one
month after all cats owned and/or living at said address have been
examined by a Veterinary Surgeon and pronounced free from evidence of the
disease in question.
Committee members shall abide by majority decisions
irrespective of their own views and be supportive of each other and of
the Club as a whole. Committee members are reminded that all discussions are
confidential, members who are in breach of this rule could face disciplinary