Estonian Cat Association ESTICAT is the first and only member of TICA (The International Cat Association) in Estonia. It is a big step for us as well as the Northern Europe because it will develop showing and breeding cats on a high level and it bonds people who fancy these fabulous felines.
TICA is most highly recognized system among cat breeders where the show results have high importance because of the qualified judges.
TICA has the largest genetic registry in the world! It brings together fanciers of different breeds of cats as well as household cats. This system has started from The United States of America and covers a large part of our world at this moment. TICA has lots of members and this number keeps growing by the minute.
The purposes of ESTICAT are:
- To sponsor and promote the welfare of all breeds of cats, including household pets (mixed breeds);
- To sponsor cat shows and special programs and otherwise promote the interest in and knowledge of all domestic cats;
- To cultivate friendship among and promote the interest of the owners, fanciers and breeders of cats;
- To encourage breeding toward the TICA Standards and encourage the registration of cats within TICA;
- To promote and encourage kindness to all animals and to assist in the prevention of cruelty and maltreatment of animals;
- To encourage the spaying and neutering of any and all cats not specifically being used as part of a viable breeding program in order to reduce the excessive trend to over-population of, and tragedy among, unwanted domestic cats;
- To help promote TICA in Scandinavia, particularly in Estonia.
Welcome to our family - become a member of ESTICAT today!