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About Us

 

 

Feline Fanciers of the Philippines, Inc.

SJG Centre, Don Pedro Street cor. Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City

 

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of Feline Fanciers' of the Philippines, Inc. (FFPI) are:

  • To encourage the love for cats and to promote the welfare of all breeds of cats, including household pets;

  • To hold or sponsor cat shows and competitions;

  • To sponsor special programs and seminars promoting the interest in, and knowledge of all domestic cats;

  • To adopt and enforce uniform rules and regulations governing cat shows to regulate the conduct of person/s interested in exhibiting and breeding cats;

  • To enhance friendship and camaraderie among and promote the interest of owners, fanciers and breeders of cats;

  • To  promote and encourage kindness to all animals and to assist in the prevention of cruelty and maltreatment of animals;

 

 

HISTORY

 

The Feline Fanciers' of the Philippines, Inc. is a non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in February, 2001.  It was initiated by one of the incorporators who called on people interested in starting a club during an interview for a tv show.  One of the other incorporators responded to this call until they were both able to contact people who have become the present officers to form what is now the Feline Fanciers' of the Philippines, Inc. (FFPI).

During the first few months of its operations, FFPI has coordinated with other organizations such as the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to exhibit or show their cats, and each time, more people would register as new members.  Starting with only 11 members, the club has reached a hundred by the end of year 2001.


 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

The affairs of the club are administered by the Board of Trustees composed of 11 directors, some of whom shall also occupy the following positions; the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary, the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer and the Public Relations Officer.  The directors are elected by members present at the Annual Meeting of the club while the officers are elected by the Board of Trustees among themselves.  The Board of Trustees formulates the rules regarding the policies of the organization, the registration of pedigrees of cats and kittens and procedures in the cat show.

 

 

OPERATIONS

 

FFPI has grown, in terms of individual membership from 11 to over a hundred, with approximately 250 individual cat registrations and litter registrations after one year of operations.  In addition to this, the club also handles transfer of ownership, cattery name registration and the issuance of local Certified Pedigrees.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

FFPI membership is open to all cat owners regardless of their age and the breed of cat they own.  Annual dues are collected yearly with members being issued ID cards as proof of their membership.  FFPI, with a majority vote by the Board of Trustees has the right or prerogative to revoke membership if a member does not comply with club rules and regulations.

 

 

PEDIGREE

 

One of the aims of FFPI is to bring back the practice of issuing pedigrees of cats and kittens.  While some of the past records have been lost, there are still breeders who kept records of their cats intact from the previous cat clubs.  At present though, many cat owners have either acquired cats without proof of their ancestry or they have lost or misplaced the cat's papers.  Thus, it is very important to keep all records of their cats, because the club cannot issue Certified Pedigrees to cat without their proper records.

 

 

LISTING

 

At present, there are many cat owners who have either acquired cats without proof of their ancestry or they may have totally lost all the records of their cats.  In this case, the club cannot issue a certified Pedigree for the cat concerned.  But since one of the objectives of FFPI is to promote the welfare of all breeds of cats and the interest of owners, fanciers and breeders of cats, the club has devised a system called LISTING, to ensure that a cat without necessary papers may still be worthy of producing pedigreed kittens.

 

 

CAT SHOWS

 

The first cat show organized by FFPI was held February 24, 2002.  It was an all breed fun match with a total of 55 entries from both the pedigree and the non-pedigree divisions.

FFPI, in its initial stages has applied as member club with the CAT FANCIERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (CFA) in New Jersey, USA., the worlds largest registry of pedigreed cats.  October 2001 marked FFPI's acceptance with the said Association; and with this affiliation, the club aims to hold international cat shows in the Philippines, licensed by CFA for the International Division.