What does it mean to be entitled "Cattery of Excellence"?
It means that I have had a veterinarian physically come through my cattery,
or home in my case, and follow protocol for inspection. He assigns values for the following:
There is a minimal standard of acceptable area, square feet, allowed per cat. Living standards to include measurement of area, cage measurement if used, sanitation of area, food and water area, toilet area, physical health of all animals contained in dwelling to include breeding animals and companion animals. Each animal is physically seen and handled.
This is very basic.
There must be no ill animal within to be a cattery of excellence.
No upper respiratory illness, no ringworm.
We exceed the minimum acceptable standard (and they are so very minimal)
and have done so thus far.
The difference between a Cattery in Good Standing at least, and Cattery of Excellence.
A veterinary professional must list his state issued credential number as inspector for certification of a cattery.
Current certification may be verified by the issuing organization.
We reserve the right to refuse placement of any cat or kitten at any time.