Philosophy and Ethics
At Mewsings, our philosophy is that we
are ultimately responsible for each and every kitten we
bring into this world throughout their lives - our support
does not end when a kitten leaves us for their purr-ever
home. We are always available to offer advice and support
for our families and the many friends we have through our
kittens and cats.
We want to know you and have you know
our babies. If it's geographically possible, we ask you to
come to our home and see our babies. We want to see you
interact with our cats and match our babies with the family
purrfect for them. Once your baby has chosen you, we ask you
to come and visit weekly so they get to know you, and you
them. You'll be requested to bring a piece of bedding and
some toys that will go with our baby to their new home as
something familiar when the time comes. Have a name in mind
? We want to know so we can start calling them by it.
If you can't come and visit, expect
phone calls and emails, with photos of the everyday things
your new baby is up to. If your baby needs to be shipped to
you, we make sure they are safe, secure and handled by us
until the last possible second prior to boarding with a
Your baby will spend at least the
first 12 weeks of their lives with us. We treat our babies
as individual purr-sonalities, and assess their readiness to
leave on a case by case basis. Some need their Mum a little
longer than others, but in general terms at 12 weeks most
kittens are socially mature and able to enter your family as
a happy settled cat.
We want to know about our babies. How
they settled in, funny things they do, concerns you have.
We've gone to show debuts, vet check-ups, and laughed along
with silly things that have happened in our baby's new home.
We make it a point to call several times in the first week,
to make sure that the transition from our hearts to yours is
as smooth as possible.
We are cat lovers
first, breeders second. We do what we can to help all cats.
We've hand-raised and homed dumped kittens, fostered
mistreated moggies that needed some TLC and support our
local no-kill shelter, The Animal Protection Society of
Western Australia. We know we can't save every cat, but each
life we can save we do.
We keep our cats indoors. An indoor
cat is not at risk to attacks, disease and cruelty, nor does
it pose a threat to the natural environment. Our cats have
access to an enclosed cat run to experience the garden in a
controlled setting, and as we live on a park they are leash
trained and enjoy a stroll with us. We feel this is a happy
balance and provides a stimulating life for our cats without
putting them or our native animals at risk.
We sterilise all our babies as part of
our costs before they leave us. Responsible pet care is what
we promote and believe in. To the inevitable statement we
hear far too often of people who 'want their children to see
the "Joy of Birth", may we remind you of the sequel - the
horror of euthanasia for too many unwanted kittens. If you
truly want your kids to see birth, we suggest that you
foster a pregnant stray from your local shelter. These cats
are usually very young, very scared and just crying out for
love. Take one in, care for her, love her. When you see
those kittens and watch them grow, remember what Mummy Cat
has been through. When it's time to take the kittens to the
shelter to find homes, repay the mother cat by offering her
a permanent home with you. Believe me, the love and devotion
you'll get in return will make your heart sing. Speying and
Neutering saves lives.
We guarantee our kitten's heath. We
use DNA tests and regular checkups to ensure that our
breeding cats are the best they can be and screen for
genetic conditions. We have not lost any of our placed
babies to genetic ill-health and our goal is to keep it that
way. Your baby will be vaccinated, wormed and health checked
before they leave us and we encourage you to seek a second
opinion from your own vet for peace of mind. We stand behind