This is what it is all about, and the Society exists to promote the well-being and correct breeding of our lovely varieties. We run a Welfare, Rescue and Re-homing service for Chinchilla, Silver Tabby, Golden and Smoke Persians and Exotic Shorthairs, operated via our Welfare Officer, and encourage all breeders not to overbreed, and to ensure their kittens have good homes with the emphasis on neutering and spaying. Our purpose built Rescue Unit enables us to provide a safe haven for the cats that come in for re-homing. They are all assessed, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and have any necessary veterinary attention before being placed with new caring owners. All new homes are checked before cats are placed.
The Society caters for the demands of today's breeders and exhibitors. The committee is made up largely of active breeders/exhibitors and judges, most of whom have many years of experience to offer members. The Society holds an annual Championship Show for its own breeds, plus Exotic Shorthairs, British Shorthairs and Household Pets. The 2018 show was held on Saturday 24th November, at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire - show results can be viewed here.
GR CH Vivaldi Xander
Shaded Silver Adult Male
OVERALL BEST IN SHOW CST & SCS Show November 2019
Owner: Caroline Turner-Russell
Breeder: Wendy Wallace
Photo by Steve Hannington
As its name suggests, the Society caters for Chinchilla, Silver Tabby and Smoke Persians. It also caters for Shaded Silver Persians and Golden Persians, for which it undertook the work of gaining recognition and Championship status with GCCF. The Society also puts on open classes for Exotic Shorthairs of its own colours, and was one of the first to have Exotics in Assessment with the arrival of the Black Smoke Exotic, Gr Ch Purrfun My Main Man from the USA. The Society takes a progressive view of pedigree cats and the Cat Fancy, whilst striving to preserve the best of our great heritage as a founder club of the GCCF. In the pages of this website we will give you information about our breeds, and our members, and will be happy to help advise breeders, old and new, of our varieties. Why not consider becoming a member? You can request a membership form from the Contact Us page, or download from the How to Join page.