Frequently Asked Questions:

Litter Registration

CFA does not provide a standard lease form. A simple lease agreement, including the name and registration number of the cat, name of lessee(s), lease period (from-to) and signatures of ALL registered owner(s), must be sent to CFA prior to or in conjunction with the processing of the first transaction.

For CFA purposes, all you need is a letter signed by all owners of the cat, stating:

  • [Registered owner(s) of cat] hereby lease(s) the following cat to [name of lessee] for the period from [start date] to [end date].
  • CFA registered name of cat
  • CFA registration number
  • Dated: [date]
  • Signed: [(all) registered owner(s) of cat]

During the term of the lease, you may want to have in writing other details including, who is responsible for the cost of feeding and caring for the cat, who pays for any pregnancy (or non-pregnancy) associated vet bills and replacement value of the cat should something unforeseen happen.

A lease must be recorded with CFA if the owner(s) of record leases a sire or dam to an individual(s) with the intent the registered owner’s name(s) be excluded from all transactions during the specified lease period. The lease recording fee ($10.00) and a copy of the lease agreement, including the name and registration number of the cat, name of lessee(s), lease period (from-to) and signatures of ALL registered owner(s), must be sent to CFA prior to or in conjunction with the processing of the first transaction.

If any or all of the registered owners are to be included as lessees on a litter registration, complete the lease section on the litter application form only, it is not necessary to file a formal lease for this purpose (no additional fee is required).

The lease section on the litter application can still be used if the lease doesn’t fall into the above scenario. There is no official lease form provided by CFA. If a copy of a lease has to be provided, it is the lease which exists between the two parties.

There are two ways to register a litter: 1) use a completed application form mailed to our office, or 2) register a litter online. To register via mail, the CFA Litter Registration Application and the Application Instructions are available as a PDF file. You will need to download and install a free copy of the Acrobat Reader program, but once that is done you will be able to type in the information in each “field” and print the completed application. To register your litter online, we have step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process. If, for some reason, you are unable to use the online form, just email your mailing address and request to Dena Donnelley and we’ll put the form in the mail to you. Please reference our Price List for the most current fees for litter registration.