Standard and additional document packages

Official Documents

Note from June 2020:
This article was published in 2018 and was relevant for kittens born in our European brunch (Ukraine).
We do not plan kittens in this brunch anytime soon.
We will update this article for kittens that will be born in our American brunch (Orlando, Florida) as soon as possible.
We do planning new litters of kittens in this brunch.
Please check the "For Sale" page for up-to-date information on available kittens and our plans for future.

International requirements and standards in veterinary medicine, professional cat breeding and jurisprudence fields oblige us to prepare a large number of documents for each of our Scottish Fold or Scottish Straight kitten or adult cat. All documents, including the documents of kittens that we give to the new owners, are evidence of age, breed, health, veterinary procedures and much more. We divide all such documents into the "Standard package of documents" and the "Additional package of documents".


Standard Package of Documents

Standard package of documents is a package of documents that each our cat and every kitten that was born in our cattery have. It is also worth noting that we do not discriminate any of our cats or kittens by age, nature, gender, breeding value, price. We firmly believe that we are obliged to provide equally quality services, including veterinary care, to all our cats and kittens without exception, because we consciously took responsibility when they appeared in our house or when their appearance was planned. We take care of all expenses for the execution of "Standard package of documents" (except for the cases described in each of the section where they are).

1. Microchip for electronic identification (chipping)

Chipping is always the first step in the "Standard package of documents" execution for any kitten.
We wrote more about the procedure itself and its advantages in the "Electronic Identification (Chipping)" section of the "Physical Health" article.
Data on the performed procedure (date of implantation, chip localization, chip number, chip standard) are added to the international veterinary passport of a kitten and certified with the seal of the licensed veterinary clinic.

2. TICA Certificate of Registration

After a kitten is chipped, it means it has a unique identifier, we send its data to the head office of The International Cat Association (TICA),that is located in Harlingen, Texas, USA, to register the kitten in the system.
Usually registration takes from 2 to 3 weeks.

The result of the registration is the TICA Certificate of Registration that contains all the information about a Scottish kitten, including the number of a unique microchip, as well as a unique registration number assigned to this cat in the TICA system. This certificate is the main document of a thoroughbred cat. It confirms that for generations all the ancestors of this cat were thoroughbred and when they mated all the requirements of the international felinological systems were met.

The process of registration of a Scottish kitten can take place simultaneously with the process of its vaccination.

3. International veterinary passport (vaccination and treatment from parasites)

After the chip implantation, we always vaccinate our Scottish Fold and Scottish Stright kittens from viral diseases and rabies with imported inactivated certified in the USA and the European Union vaccines of a Czech manufacturer Bioveta.

Before vaccination, a Scottish kitten receives treatment against ecto- and endoparasites.
Ectoparasites - fleas, lice and mites. Endoparasites - various types of worms (helminths).
In our Cattery for this we use only imported drugs made by German manufacturer Bayer:

  • Bayer Profender Spot-On drops for cats (only against ectoparasites);
  • Bayer Advocate drops for cats (against both types of parasites);
  • Bayer Drontal tablets (only against ectoparasites).

For the first vaccination at the age of 2,5-3 months we use the Bioveta Biofel PCH vaccine against panleukopenia, calcivirus and herpesvirus infection of cats. 21 days after the first vaccination, it is necessary to make a revaccination.

For revaccination, we use the Bioveta Biofel PCHR vaccine against panleukopenia, calcivirus and herpesvirus infection of cats and rabies. Quarantine after the second vaccination - 1 month.

Each our kitten has an international veterinary passport with notes about the performed procedure of chiping and the location of the chip, vaccinations, treatments from ecto- and endoparasites. Each vet passport has a photo of a cat. All data are certified by signatures and seals of licensed veterinarians and clinics.

4. The Contract

We always conclude a written contract with every future owner of a kitten from our Scottish Fold & Scottish Straight cattery. All the data of a kitten, the conditions of its sale, the conditions for its delivery, the terms and methods of payment, the rules for kitten care and many other things are documented in detail in this contract. Also our contract always contains personal data of both parties under the contract (name, address of residence, passport data, other contact details, etc.).
We accept all payments only after all sections and clauses of the contract are agreed.

5. TICA Transfer of Ownership Certificate

We use the registration procedure for kittens in TICA in a way that allows us to immediately get their registration certificates (see clause 2 of the "Standard package of documents" section). In this case, the first owner of a kitten is its breeder. Therefore, to transfer ownership of a kitten, we fill out the special "Transfer of Ownership" form and send it to you with all kitten's documents. When you have this form with the signature of the previous owner (breeder), you can if you want to reregister this kitten in your name through the TICA online site. If a kitten was bought as a pet (not for breeding and not for cat shows), then it is not necessary to carry out this procedure. If you bought a kitten for breeding and for cat shows, you will need to re-register a kitten in order to then independently manage the registration of the offspring and the titles of this cat.

6. Veterinary Certificate (Form Number 1)

Also our "Standard package of documents" includes a veterinary certificate (form number 1). This certificate is needed for the movement of a cat on the territory of Ukraine. Then it will be replaced by the "International Veterinary Certificate" at the first point of border veterinary control. In order to receive the "Veterinary certificate (Form Number 1)", we schedule a meeting at our local office of the State Veterinary Medicine Service on the day a kitten leaves our cattery. The first thing the licensed state veterinarian does is read the microchip and compare the resulting number with the data in the international veterinary passport. Then the veterinarian makes a veterinary check of a kitten, which includes a visual inspection (wool cover, tongue, pharynx, teeth, eyes, genitals, feeling the whole body of a kitten and its skeleton), body temperature measurement. If a kitten is healthy and it has all the required vaccinations, it is entitled to receive such a veterinary certificate.

7. International Veterinary Certificate

As mentioned in the previous clause, the "Veterinary Certificate (Form Number 1)" must be exchanged for the "International Veterinary Certificate" at the first point of the border veterinary control. A cat must undergo a repeated veterinary examination by the chief veterinarian. If a cat is healthy and everything is fine with its documents - the certificate will be exchanged and the departure from the customs territory of Ukraine will be allowed.
In case the delivery (shipping) is carried out by KLM Cargo or personally by one of the owners of the cattery - this exchange is made by one of the owners of the cattery at their own expense.
In case you personally arrive for a kitten - you personally need to make this exchange during the passage of veterinary and customs control with your kitten (this is your luggage) at your own expense.

8. Customs Certificate

If you are not from Ukraine, then a kitten needs to have a customs certificate so that it successfully crosses all the borders on its way to you. This certificate contains information about the estimated value of a cat and its breeding value for Ukraine, that is, it is an analogue of the permit for the export of breeding material from the country. The official customs broker at the point of the first customs control (the point of the first crossing of the border) establishes this certificate, therefore we also take all the costs associated with the execution of the customs certificate on ourselves only if the delivery (shipping) is carried out by KLM Cargo and its representatives or personally by one of the owners of our cattery.

9. Accompanying documents of the transport company (if shipping is carried out by KLM Cargo or its partners)

If, from the offered delivery options, you chose the delivery of a kitten that will be carried out by KLM Cargo or its partners, the standard package of documents of a kitten will also include accompanying documents issued by this transport company. The cost of delivery is not included in the cost of accompanying documents of the transport company and is paid by you separately. More details about such accompanying documents are written in the "Worldwide Shipping" article.

Additional package of documents

The additional package of documents is a package of documents that includes all documents that are not included in our "Standard Package of Documents". All such documents you can order in addition. We draw your attention to the fact that such documents will be executed at your expense.
Some countries have special veterinary requirements that differ from all others. For example, special veterinary forms or additional tests. Below we will consider the most common examples of such requirements.

1. Rabies virus antibody test (rabies serology testing, rabies titration test)

Import regulations in some countries require a Scottish Fold or Scottish Straight kitten to have a rabies virus antibody test (rabies serology testing, rabies titration test).

This test is needed for import to all countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia), Japan and some other countries.

This test is not needed for import to the USA and Canada.

Blood sampling for this test is carried out 1 month after the vaccination against rabies (ie, given the above, the minimum age for taking blood from a kitten from our cattery is 4 months 21 days from the moment of birth).

After receiving the results, quarantine in the exporting country (Ukraine) is required.
The duration of quarantine is regulated by the veterinary requirements of the buyer's country.

For countries of the European Union, a quarantine of 3 months from the date of blood sampling is required if the test results meet the established standard. In case the results of the test are unsatisfactory, it is necessary to repeat the vaccination of a kitten again from rabies and take blood samples for reanalysis 1 month after the second vaccination.
Thus, the minimum age for the export of a kitten from our cattery and its import into the countries of the European Union is 7 months 21 days from the moment of birth.

If you have not found the country of your residence in this list and are not sure whether you need this test to import into your country, this is not a problem.
If you are interested in buying a kitten from our cattery, we can always update all the information in the competent authorities of your country.
Before we make contact, we always clarify the rules for importing animals into the buyer's country and strictly follow all the requirements.

We always prepare a full official package of required documents, as all our cats are always delivered only by legal ways and several times pass official veterinary control on the way to the new owner.

If the rabies virus antibody test (rabies serology testing, rabies titration test) is needed for import into your country, then we will prepare all the necessary documents.

The cost of this test and other additional documents is paid by the buyer separately.

2. Special additional veterinary forms

As already mentioned earlier, some countries have special veterinary requirements. Sometimes this also includes the execution of additional veterinary forms based on their document samples. For example, for import to all countries of the European Union, special form "Health Certificate" is required according to EC Regulation №576/2013, for import into Japan - special forms A and C, etc.

3. Additional import permits

Similarly, with the previous clause, some countries require a special import permits.

4. Additional tests for different diseases, blood type and breeding information

If you want your kitten to be additionally personally tested for different genetic, viral, infectious diseases, blood type and pedigree information (carriage of color genes, dilution, length of hair, etc.), then we are ready to do it. This requirement will be indicated in the contract. We will send you a list of all possible tests and their cost. The cost of additional personal testing of a kitten is paid by the buyer. The personal pages of our cats contain information on the results of their tests, as well as their breeding information.