NSWCFA News.

URGENT – INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

One of the most major concerns is that hobby breeders will no longer exist and only large commercial breeding facilities will become legitimized kitten/puppy farms.    
 
NSW CFA are working with Cats NSW to make submission/s on behalf of our members and are also attending the forum on 1 December 2017 at Mercure Hotel, 818-820 George St, Sydney NSW 2000.   
 
We would also suggest you contact your local State Politician to also let them know how these proposed changes will affect all Hobby Breeders.
 
NSW Cat Fanciers Association received this email about providing feedback on the draft Standards and Guidelines under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 for Breeding Dogs and Cats, and for Animals in Pet Shops as follows:
 
Background
In 2015 a Parliamentary Inquiry was conducted into companion animal breeding practices across NSW. In February 2016, the NSW Government released its response to the recommendations made by the Companion Animals Breeding Practices (CABP) inquiry. These recommendations included significant changes to companion animal breeding practices in NSW.
 
In line with recommendations of the CABP Joint Select Committee, the Animal Welfare Advisory Council (AWAC) has reviewed the Animal Welfare Codes of Practice - Breeding Dogs and Cats, and Animals in Pet Shops, and provided advice on improvements.
 
Draft Standards and Guidelines
The draft Standards and Guidelines have been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in consultation with AWAC.
 
Click on the following documents to read the proposed drafts:
      Breeding Dogs and Cats
      Animals in Pet Shops
 
Your feedback
The attached discussion papers seek feedback on targeted questions relating to the draft S&G. These matters include staff responsibilities, quality management systems, animal housing, animal health, transfer of ownership, special requirements, breeding and rearing and humane destruction.
 
To ensure comments are understood, please make them under the relevant question. If comments do not relate to a listed focus area, a general comments section is provided at the end of each feedback form. The discussion papers provided have been developed to cover areas of significant change from the current enforceable codes of practice. 
 
Please provide responses by 5pm, Friday 22 December 2017 via mail or email.
Feedback can be provided by completing the feedback forms at Appendix A in the discussion papers and:
 
·         Mailing to:
 
Animal Welfare
Biosecurity and Welfare
Department of Primary Industries
Breeding / Pet Shop S&G consultation
161 Kite St
Orange NSW 2800
 
·         Emailing to:
animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au with subject either ‘Breeding S&G’ or ‘Pet Shop S&G’ consultation.

Attention Members – NSW CFA draft letter

We encourage members to use this letter so our politicians know how this affects us all who are hobby breeders and passionate about our showing and breeding of pure breed cats and dogs.  This letter is available from our office administrator Jessica, who can email you the letter.

 
We are also working on a rebuttal on the proposed POCTA Standards & Guidelines for Breeding Dogs & Cats 2017 & Animals in Pet Shops with Cats NSW.

NSW CFA Office Christmas Closure

The NSW CFA Office will close for the Christmas break at the close of business on Friday 15th December 2016 and will reopen as usual on Monday 8 January 2017‚Äč.

NSW CFA wishes our members a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018