Felis Belgica is a cat association, who is the only representative of FIFe in Belgium. FIFe stands for "Féderation Internationale Féline" and is an international organisation in which 40 countries are activly involved. You might say it is a sort of United Naties of the Cat Fancy, with its origines in Belgium, France and Italy.
Besides a cat assotiation, of which all catlovers, breeders and supporters can become a member, we are a federation as well, that other cat associations in Belgium, who want to work together under the flag of FIFe, can join.
As association, we chose for FIFe, because we strongly believe that uniformity and transparancy are necessary. By working together with other FIFe members and by applying the same rules regarding cat welfare, breed standards, show progress, cattery registration, pedigree registration and training procedures of judges, Felis Belgica guarantees that our pedigrees enjoy international recognition, that catteries never will be registered under the same or a similar name on an international level, that well trained FIFe-judges all apply the same uniform breed standards on our shows and in particular that all our members can rely on the knoweldge of our health and welfare commission to improve the welbeing of the cats.
Felis Belgica strongly believes that passion for cats doesn't stop at the border and we gladly carry the banner of the international nature of our association. Only together, we can prioritize the welfare of the cat and bring the cat fancy to a higher level!