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* Breeder and exhibitor of Burmese cats since 2000
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Chrissy with Mook Dta of Ayshazen, a Thai import foundation Burmese
My name is Chrissy and I am a small scale breeder and exhibitor of Burmese Cats, since 2000.
In June 2012 I attended a seminar and heard world famous feline geneticists and vets warn that the Burmese breed is facing extinction due to excessive inbreeding. They have toured the world appealing for Burmese breeders to outcross their cats. I took this on board and began to import cats from the source of the breed, Thailand, where they are known as Thong Daeng (one of the Maew Boran ("Ancient Cat") breeds). I have also imported the daughter of a Thong Daeng from the USA.
In January 2014, I made the decision to only breed Burmese that are outcrossed to cats from Thailand or their close descendents (within 4 generations). At present I am the first and only breeder in the UK to have acted on this decision. Hopefully soon there will be more. For more information please see the Burmese Crisis page. The future of the Burmese breed depends on it.
I have bred Burmese cats since 2000, and I am very proud to have bred Ayshazen Lazzyruss, who is famous as the IAMS TV commercial cat. "I am not just a cat..." I will leave you to fill in the rest! Very sadly we lost Lazzy, aged 13, in November 2014. Please see below for his memorial appeal.
This is my hobby/passion and although I pride myself on raising her cats in a responsible and professional manner, I am not a commercial breeder. I have one litter a year from my cats, who are all raised in the home. Many of my kittens are given or swapped with other breeders. Occasionally kittens are available to pet homes.
My Burmese cats are my beloved pets before anything else, and they rule the home as an integral part of my life.
FUNDRAISING FOR THAI TEMPLE CATS
In January 2015, my daughter and I visited Thailand. Before going I began to raise funds towards the care of the street and temple cats there. I opened a fundraising page and would be very grateful if you would consider donating towards a colony of street cats living at Wat (temple) Taphan in Bangkok. One of my Thai import Burmese was found there before I adopted her. We have been able to provide food, medical care, isolation pens, flu, enteritis and rabies vaccinations and medical equipment and have now started a spay/neutering programme. There is more information on my fundraising page. Please click the link below.
The appeal has now become a memorial appeal for Lazzyruss, the IAMS TV commercial cat. He was bred by me and remained a beloved family pet for 13 years before passing away in 2014.
Our appeal is now in its second year, having raised over £1,500 in 2015, our target for 2015/16 is £5000. Please help by clicking on the link below.
feeding the temple cats at Wat Taphan temple, Bangkok
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