CFA Approved Cattery Environment Program
A cattery environment inspection program exists for catteries registered with The Cat Fanciers'
Association, Inc. (CFA). A cattery is a mutiple-cat household maintained for the purpose of perpetuating and protecting
the heritage and desirable traits of the various breeds of pedigreed cats. The program, which went into effect on July 1,
1992 offers CFA registered catteries an opportunity to voluntarily participate in the CFA Approved Cattery Environment
The cattery inspections are conducted by licensed veterinarians, using criteria established by CFA.
The ACEP program has two tiers: "CFA Approved Cattery" and "CFA Cattery of Excellence". The inspection and approval process
encompasses the environmental conditions of the cattery.
The cattery inspection form is a multi-part NCR form that will be mailed on request.
CFA Approved Cattery - Environment Inspection - INSTRUCTIONS
I. CATTERY OWNER
A completed Cattery Inspection form MUST BE RECEIVED in The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (CFA) office
DIRECTLY from the inspecting veterinarian. To facilitate this process, please provide the inspector with the enclosed
pre-addressed and postage paid envelope and your check or money order in the amount of $20.00 payable to The Cat
II. INSPECTING VETERINARIANS
The Cat Fanciers' Association is relying heavily on your professionalism to ensure only those deserving,
high quality catteries receive cattery approval ratings. If, for any reason, you feel a cattery does not meet the minimum
standards specified on the inspection form, then please annotate the appropriate area(s) as "unacceptable". We request you
do not pass any cattery with cats and/or kittens exhibiting signs of poor condition or contagious disease.
Inspectors must be licensed veterinarians in the state in which the inspection is conducted. Inspecting
veterinarians can be active breeders/participants of CFA. However, any evidence of veterinarian client collusion on
inspections will be investigated by the CFA Animal Welfare Committee.
Please ensure the owner(s) of the inspected cattery provide you with the complete inspection form, a
check or money order for $20.00 made payable to CFA, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for you to mail the completed
inspection form to CFA.
INSPECTIONS NOT MAILED BY THE INSPECTING VETERINARIAN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.