News from Club Le PETit
January 13-14, 2018, Belgrade Youth Center: many world cities have cat-coffees, but only Belgrade has a unique festival dedicated to cats and those who love them - Meow Fest! The traditional New Year's cat festival, organized by Club Le PETit, Belgrade Youth Center and Veterinary Institution of Belgrade celebrates creativity, joy of life and these wonderful creatures - cats!
The main program of the fourth Meow Fest was World Cat Federation World Show. 110 cats were judged by five international judges. Visitors also had the opportunity to vote for the most beautiful cat at the show. This time, the audience's favorites were three cats from Serbia: "whiskas" British cat Domino, bengal Khan and a fluffy siberian Bruno.
50 lovely and healthy cats were offered for adoption. All cats were rescued from the streets. They were sheltered and nourished by a team of responsible and professional Le PETit Fosterers. Almost 30 cats were adopted, and many were reserved and will be taken later. Visitors showed big hearts and even two handicapped cat were adopted...
October 21-22, 2017, Ušće Shopping Mall: BeGeVege festival - a festival of peaceful life - was organized for the third time by the Animal Freedom Association. Le Petit was invited to participate, and we used this opportunity to offer our lovely kittens for adoption.
All cats were saved from the streets, cured if needed, then house-trained and perfectly prepared for adoption. This weekend, at the BeGeVege festival, 11 our cats have found a warm home!
Third BeGe Vege Festival 2017. (photo-album)
Svetlana Lalović, WCF SH Judge
September 9-10, 2017: at the World cat show in Minsk, our Svetlana Lalović took the exam for the WCF judge. The commission consisted of WCF President Anneliese Hackmann and Dr. Olga Mironova. The WCF Secretary General, Tatiana Cernova and the President of Judging Commission, Yanina Melnikova also attended the exams. They tested Svetlana's knowledge of feline physiology, genetics, WCF rules and practical judging of short-hair cats. She passed all exams with great results. Bravoooo Svetlana! Le PETit celebrates today :)
August 2017: Club Le PETit now provides services and WCF pedigrees for many breeders in south-east Europe (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia) and Middle East (Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia):
July 2017: we created selling Facebook group, with ads for breed cats from WCF catteries in Serbia and region, that are currently available for sale or reservation:
Club Le PETit WCF - available pedigree cats (Facebook selling group)
Le PETit Meow Fosterers
July 2017: we formed a group for caring for and placing cats without a home. Le PETit Meow Fosterers are expert animal welfare activists who unselfishly invest love, effort and considerable resources to prepare the cats for their new homes. In their work, Meow Fosterers will have help of Club Le Petit and socially responsible institutions and companies.
We thank Public Veterinary Institution of Belgrade for support. We also thank socially responsible company Plus Plus that donates quality N&D Grain-Free cat food, and Mega-group company that donates innovative eco-friendly A'mur wood litter.
June 17, 2017, Cultural Centre Grad: dear cat lovers, cat people of present and future, with great pleasure we are informing you that this year's Meow Weekend was great! Many kittens were adopted, and many families are happy now! Big thanks to Veterinary institution of Belgrade that vaccinated and chipped adopted cats for free. Also, many thanks to all Club volunteers, responsible companies Plus Plus and A'mur, and our new friends from Cultural Centre Grad!
Meow Weekend - June 17, 2017 (photo-album)
Budapest 2017 MacskaMania Show
March 18-19, 2017: Macskamania is a big Hungarian independent cat club that organizes very popular colorful and cheerful cat shows in Budapest - this weekend they had about 9000 visitors! At the show they run two competitions: one in rings by TICA rules and the other is traditional table judging similar to WCF and FIFe.
This exhibition was a real feast for cat lovers! In addition to two simultaneous cat competitions we could visit dozens of cat food stands and several big pet-shops. Hungarian animal welfare clubs offered interesting programs for children and handicrafts for sale. Earnings were forwarded to cat shelters.
Bucharest 2017 WCF & TICA Joint Show
March 11-12, 2017: this was a joint exhibition of two federation, WCF and American TICA. The exhibition was organized by our sister club Magnificats WCF Romania. Owners could enter cats mace on one or both competitions. Everything went smoothly, with lots of joy and good will.
Professors from the romanian Veterinary high-school have organized practice for students who plan to specialize in cats. Owners had the opportunity to get a free cat exam. Excellent idea, very useful to all!
The first 5 years of Le PETit :)
February 22, 2017: exactly five years ago, we founded our lovely Le PETit :) We all have been into cats for a long time, but an individual can not fight the system, so we came up with a name, wrote the Statute and registered the Club.
Thanks to everyone for help and enthusiasm! Today is a wonderful day, kiss your cats and celebrate!
Club Le PETit wins full membership status in WCF
January 22, 2017: we are happy to announce that as of today our Club Le PETit is a full member of World Cat Federation!
Thanx to delegates on General Assembly that voted for us, and congrats to all Le PETit breeders, members and friends. Today we will celebrate!
Istanbul 2017 WCF International Show
January 14-15, 2017: four great days devoted to cats in fantastic Istanbul. First, two-day "WCF Breeders of Excellence" seminar on cat genetics for student judges and breeders. Then, international WCF cat show hosted by local Club Felinoloji Derneği. We thank judges and lecturers on seminar, Tatyana Cernova and Albert Kurkowski. And we thank Turkish club and president Feyza Nur Çelik for unforgettable hospitality :)
Le PETit WCF Meow Fest 3
December 10-11, 2016: a unique festival dedicated to cats took place in Belgrade Youth Center. Organizers from Club Le PETit WCF invited visitors and exhibitors to Meow Fest with following words: dear cat-lovers, please welcome to meow, purr, cuddle, to roar if needed, to learn and most of all - to have fun!
Organizers promoted Festival and love for cats on all prime TV and printed media. The Festival had more than 1800 adult visitors and many many children. The event is now listed on Belgrade tourist and cultural calendars, and Club Le PETit WCF begins preparations for next Meow Fest - even bigger and more colorful :)
Athens 2016 WCF World Show
October 14-16, 2016: another very posh and classy cat show by our sister club, Feline Greece. Le Petit Svetlana was a student judge, Miloš was the show secretary, Sergei Stets and his Maine Coon Hurricane were collecting trophies in rings - we had a great time at the show, and later we even had a swim under the warm October sun!
Winners of Le PETit poll #lepetitlice
September 2016: most charming cat babies for summer season :)
For one month you were sending us photos of your cat babies. Each kitten was charming and brightened our days this summer. We were touched with love and attention you devote to your pets!
Competition was strong, every story was moving and beautiful in its own way, and for us it was a difficult task to proclaim the winner. We have carefully listened to your comments, and it seems that this time we will all agree on the first prize. The winner can be only one, but this time the prize goes to two cat babies: Loca and Mimi!
Winners of Le PETit poll #lepetitlice (poll results)
Bran 2016 WCF Jubilee Show
June 25-26, 2016: the long-awaited WCF cat show at Dracula Castle in Bran, Romania. Gordana Zdravkovic presented Bengal Vincent and Nevena Burlica presented red silver-shaded British Shorthair kitten Quentin. Our cats were decorated, and we had a great time - two days of big fun in the beautiful park in front of the castle of horrible Vlad the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, brrrr :(
Le PETit Meow Weekend - cat adoption event
June 12, 2016, Belgrade Youth Center: dear cat lovers, cat people of present and future, with great pleasure we are informing you that this year's Meow Weekend was great! We had a rich program, we talked a lot, we had a good time and many people left our Meow Weekend with a smile - 28 kittens were adopted, and 28 families are happy now! Many thanks to Veterinary institution of Belgrade that vaccinated and chipped adopted cats for free. Also, many thanks to all contributors and Club volunteers, lecturers, and Meow Weekend friends - Plus Plus Company and the Belgrade Youth Center!
Meow Weekend - July 12, 2016 (photo-album)
Winners of Le PETit poll #lepetitlice
May 2016: most charming cat faces for spring-summer season :)
In a little over a month you entered almost hundred cats, all beautiful - small, large, short-haired, long-haired, domestic and breed cats, juniors, seniors... we are touched by how much you love your pets. Competition was strong, and for us it was a difficult task to proclaim the winner. We have carefully monitored your comments and it seems that this time we will all agree on the first prize! The winner can be only one, but this time the prize is shared between two cats in the same household: tomcats Srećko and Don Šibalić. And a Lifetime Achievement Award goes to tomcat White!
Winners of Le PETit poll #lepetitlice (poll results)
World Cat Congress annual meeting, Thailand
April 2016, Thailand: The World Cat Congress was established to promote better understanding and co-operation among the world's major cat associations in matters of mutual interest and concern such as cat legislation and feline welfare.
Traditionally the annual meeting consists of a seminar, which includes an open meeting where the public have an opportunity to raise specific points of concern for discussion, a cat show and a meeting of the delegates. The visiting delegates are invited to judge at the cat show.
This year WCC meeting was held in Thailand. Mrs Anneliese Hackmann and Andreas Mobius were delegates from WCF. Svetlana Lalović from Club Le PETit presented study on traditional Siamese cats, titled ""Spices, Silk, Jewels and Cats - On Wichienmaat, Siamese, Thai, Suphalak and Khao Manee breeds".
Cat show was organised by WCF. Svetlana passed the preliminary judgge's exam and helped friends from "Cat Society of Thailand" and delegates from other federations to run the show by the WCF rules:
World Cat Congress on Thailand (Le PETit Facebook group)
WCF's Cat Olimpia 2016
April 9-10, 2016: Bucharest, Romania: Olimpia cat show is the largest and most important event in the WCF system. It takes place annually, and on that weekend there may not be other WCF cat shows anywhere in the world. This year Olimpia was in our neighborhood, in Bucharest.
Serbia was represented by 11 exceptional cats - Aphroditas, Birmans, British Shorthairs, Maine Coons and Persians from WCF catteries Innamorare, Mythologica, Nikolato, Sacred Cat, Sibnib and Svindoff. And, of course, our golden Cornish Rex Rextasy Zlatko. He is currently WCF BB 2015 - the best Cornish of WCF.
Club Le PETit was the most numerous club on WCF Olympia. Rextasy Zlatko won WCF Diamond Ring, and all our cats won titles and nominations. Let there be known what cats we have in Serbia!
WCF's Cat Olimpia 2016 (Natalia and Sergey Stets)
Meow Fest in Katzen-Echo magazine
March 2016: Katzen-Echo is a magazine about cats, published by WCF. In the March issue there is a very commendable review of our Meow Fest cat shoe. Every year hundreds of WCF cat shows are organised in the world, but only a few are mentioned in Katzen-Echo magazine. This is a great honor for all of us, thank you WCF!
Le PETit WCF Meow Fest 2016
January 9-10, 2016: a unique festival dedicated to cats took place in Belgrade's Youth Centre. Organizers from Club Le PETit WCF invited visitors and exhibitors with following words: dear cat-lovers, please welcome to meow, purr, cuddle, to roar if needed, to learn and most of all - to have fun!
Organizers promoted Festival and love for cats on all prime TV and printed media. The Festival had more than 2600 adult visitors and many, many children. The event will be regular, and Club Le PETit WCF has begun preparations for the next Meow Fest - even bigger and more colorful :)
Rextasy Zlatko on news portal B92.net
November 2015: the story of our golden cat Rextasy Zlatku on Serbia's biggest news portal - B92.net! Who says all news are bad - here's a story that will put a smile on your face:
WCF Stuttgart World Cat Show 2015
November 2015, Stuttgart Word Cat Show: the best cat is - our cat! In the fierce competition, among hundreds of gorgeous cats from all over Europe, our golden Rextasy Zlatko overshadowed incredibly strong competition! On the first day our Zlatko picked up Best in Show, Best of Best 1 and finally Best General - award for the best cat of the day. On the second day, our cat won Best in Show, Best of Best 1, and finished the day with a victory in the Triple Master Ring! Oh oh, is this for real?
World Animal Day 2015 - BeGeVege festival
October 4, 2015: World Animal Day and first BeGeVege Festival in Belgrade. The event promoted healthy food and peaceful way of living. Le PETit had the opportunity to present activities, to promote the concept of responsible animal ownership and to offer orphan kittens for adoption.
WCF Budapest World Cat Show 2015
September 2015: fantastic success in Budapest! Our golden boy Rextasy Zlatko won two Best in Shows, then Master Ring and Double Master Ring! We could not even dream of such success - not many cats have won WCF Double Master Ring! Nomen est omen - we don't call him Goldie for no reason!
On the photo: Zlatko chats with Anneliese Hackmann, president of WCF...
Zov magazine: World beauties at Dracula castle
Zov, our only pet and animal magazine, and one big and nicely illustrated story on WCF Cat Show in Bran, Romania. On the cover are Le PETit Svetlana and Rextasy Goldie (Zlatko). Big thanks to friends from Zov magazine!
World beauties at Dracula castle (Zov magazine No. 809)
WCF Bran World Cat Show 2015
July 2015: cat show in Dracula Castle in Transylvania! Bad news: Bran world show is over... Good news: it will be traditional! Big thanx to WCF, judges, Bran Castle, Magnificats, Beverly and Alex Elian, Lia Doru and everybody who helped to make this event sooo memorable!
Our Rextasy Zlatko aka Goldie did very good: Best in Show, Best of Best 2, WCF Master ring 4. Oriental Aladdin: Best in Show. Oriental Alla: Best Opposite Sex, WCF ring 2 :)
Photo-album: WCF Bran World Cat Show (Gregor Poland)
WCF Radom Cat Show 2015
Jun 2015: we are overjoyed with international WCF Cat Show at the Polish city of Radom. Poland is a country with great felinology tradition, with many clubs from all cat federations, with many breeders and frequent shows.
Our Rextasy Zlatko aka Goldie did not have a rival in Poland - 2x Best in Show, 2x Best in Best, WCF Ring 1 :)
WCF Budapest Cat Show 2015
May 2015, with Andreas Möbius: "Hungary 2015 with all my Serbian friends. and their wonderful cats, Aphrodite, British Shorthair, Scottish Straight and Cornish Rex! A pittoresque moment of puure love for cats, friendship and togetherness".
Le PETit Meow group on Facebook
April 2015: Dear cat lovers, welcome to Le PETit Meow group :) Welcome to meow, purr, learn and have fun! Here we will post information on WCF cat shows in the region. Here we can exchange tips on feeding, training and caring for our cats. Here we can show our cat treasure and admire all other... long live our cats!
Le PETit Meow group... (Facebook group)
WCF Athens World Show 2015
March 2015: our small but brave team competed for Serbia at WCF World Show in ancient town of Athens. The show was perfectly organized, in a very nice and modern venue; it was very lavish thanks to many generous sponsors. We are still remembering beautiful cats from all over the world, smiling faces of exhibitors and visitors, and lots of positive energy. We were all purring and having fun!
Our little rising star, Rextasy 100Reasons2Love For C, aka Zlatko or Goldie, has won Best of Show title on both days, 1st and then 2nd place in WCF rings, but also the unofficial title of show's favorite cat - everybody wanted to make a photo and pet him! On the photo: our Goldie in the hands of AB judge Albert Kurkowski from Poland.
Ladies night! Cyprus, Hungary, Serbia, Greece and Germany meowing together in Athens. A big thanks to Feline Greece for fantastic hospitality, tons of positive energy and enthusiasm, and one lovely and posh show to remember :)
WCF Bucharest Cat Show 2015
February 2015: woo-hoo, we "cleaned up" WCF Bucharest Cat Show! Our Rextasy 100Reasons2Love For C, aka Zlatko or Goldie, is overall winner! Final results are almost unbelievable: Goldie was 2x Ring Winner, 2x Best in Show, 2x Best of Best, 2x Best of Best Overall, and of course Best of Best Weekend. Bravo for our beautiful and delicate Cornish Rex!!!
December 14, 2014: a unique festival dedicated to cats took place in Belgrade - Meow Fest. Organizers from Felinology Club Le PETit invited visitors and exhibitors with following words: dear cat-lovers, please welcome to meow, purr, cuddle, to roar if needed, to learn and most of all - to have fun!
Meow Fest, Eda and winter
October 2014: meet Eda, a brave woman who deserves our respect! Eda now lives in a small town near Belgrade. She retreated from the big dirty city, swapped her apartment for a house with a yard, and made a shelter for temporary accommodation of dogs and cats. Dogs bark cheerfully, cats purr loudly, and this big family lives in joy and happiness. Shelters for animals are well thought out and equipped, everything is clean and tidy, and the animals are well cared for.
Most self-proclaimed animal welfare clubs are either inactive or serve as a cover for compulsive hoarding of animals. We have seen such cases - 20 animals in a one bedroom apartment, fleas, disease, angry neighbors, better not to talk...
Eda is an example of responsible animal care, an example that we want to promote and support in every way possible. For starters, at the Le Petit Meow Fest we will collect donations. We hope to raise enough money for another winter house for cats. Prepare a small contribution – winter is coming, cats must be tucked, brrr!
September 2014: Dear felinology friends, as you know, Le Petit Club has become the representative of WCF - World Cat Federation in Serbia. We are working on our first cat-show based on their rules. WCF cat-shows are different from TICA or FIFe shows - these are small festivals and have a number of programs for the general public: lectures, workshops, presentations, children entertainment and like, all of which require a good venue in the city center, a great effort on the organization and good sponsors.
Until then, on our website and Facebook we will present responsible and reputable catteries that are working according to felinology standards. In Serbia, irresponsible and unregistered breeders are a big problem. We are constantly contacted by people who want to purchase a breed cat but do not know where and how, and so we will work on education of cat-lovers and promote responsible breeding and ownership. Please visit our new page:
Yippie-yeah, finally I have whiskers :)
August 2014: Felinology Club Le PETit has more than 2000 followers on Facebook! Two thousand meows :) Join us, if you have not already:
University of Science students at Le PETit
When you work with animals, you meet many wonderful people!
July 2104: Felinology Club Le PETit had a visit from two extraordinary girls - Tea and Nevena, students of the Belgrade University of Science. They organized colleagues at their university to collect aid for people and animals from flooded areas. During those tragic days the students were resourceful, committed, enthusiastic and full of empathy for all living beings afflicted by terrible floods, and they collected substantial aid that was immediately distributed to where it was needed. That is how we met, and then decided to continue working together.
Tea and Nevena helped us in our daily Le PETit activities - feeding baby kittens, combing and brushing long-haired guests, comforting cats missing their owners. It was wonderful to watch those girls communicating with delicate cat souls. Bravo and a big meow for Tea and Nevena :)
May 22, 2014, flood refugee camp in Kosutnjak, Belgrade: kitten Flekica (Spot), safely tucked in volunteer Ana's hood... taking care of animals too, because every life is important!
Help for cats and dogs rescued from flooded city of Obrenovac, that was collected at the Faculty of Chemistry, arrived in the good paws! Cat food, medicines and toys were taken to a refugee shelter in Košutnjak and animal shelter on Bežanija. Twenty cats and many, many dogs are taken care of, but the job is not done yet: all the lost or abandoned animals need to find a new home! We'll try to organize animal adoption events, similar to our Meow Weekend at the Youth Center, when more than one hundred cats were adopted.
Cat Show with March 8th Motif
March 8-9, 2014: Belgrade TICA Cat Show
And this year's TICA International Cat Show in Belgrade is over! We spent the whole day in the company of delicate or chunky, bushy or bald, colorful or black & white but altogether majestic creatures - cats. Cats of various breeds shone and strutted like real divas, but in this glamorous society everybody noticed the special glow of cats saved from the streets! Some call them domestic cats, others stray or street cats, TICA calls them household pets... you can call them whatever you want, but international judges from Sweden, Spain, Japan, Austria and France have noticed and commented on how beautiful our domestic cats are! Judges said they would never have guessed that these cats were born on the street!
And among them, the first among equals, was Le PETit tomcat Dado! He got compliments by judges, and applauses and cheers from visitors. Dado was in a great mood and was looking forward to each new judging. When he is in such a good mood, no one can resist his charm, and in the five rings Dado won four first places and one second! Bravo for Dado :)
The Great Spring Le PETit Meow Party
March 7, 2014: as the announcement of the upcoming spring, on every March we are having an International Cat Show in Belgrade. And that's always a good opportunity for Le PETit Meow Party - a nice warm-up for the exhibition!
Dear cat-lovers, cat-people and friends - please join us on Le PETit Meow Party! Good time guaranteed - uplifting funk & disco by DJ Ceca, hot food & spicy cocktails. Good mood and cat-like charm are mandatory! Welcome drink for members of Le PETit!
Cooperation with City Administration
January 2014: meeting of Belgrade animal welfare groups
On Thursday, January 9th, there was an important meeting for all of us who love animals. In the premises of the Belgrade Secretariat for Utilities and Housing, active and relevant animal welfare groups gathered together.
At the meeting with the new city secretary for Municipal Affairs, we stated numerous problems in communication between NGOs and authorities. We agreed that it is the mutual desire of both parties to overcome the problems and find a solution through constant dialogue and cooperation.
Meow! As the meeting took place in the first days of the New Year we want to believe that this meetings is the dawn of better days, in which citizens and city institutions work in synergy for prosperity of animals in Belgrade.
Animal welfare groups that attended the meeting: ALFA, Beta, Feniks, Animal Humane Society of Obrenovac, Kasper, Kinology Academy, Felinology Club Le PETit, LINK, Hope for Animals Riska, NOA, Pro Anima, Freedom for Animals and Zoovita.
Le PETit Public Counseling
October 4th 2013, World Animal Day: we co-organized a public Counseling on responsible ownership. Vets and felinologists provided expert advice on pet care. This was a great opportunity for all current and future owners to get free advice on breeding, nutrition and education of their pets.
World Animal Day, October 4th, was established in 1931. in Florence at the World Congress of Animal Friends. Its commemoration promotes animal protection and care for their well-being. This year, many associations in Serbia will organize various events to remind of link between people, animals and nature, the necessity of regulation and punishment of individuals whose behavior endangers the whole society.
Le PETit public Counseling is one of many events we regularly hold, in order to encourage animal lovers to adopt abandoned animals. Doing so will reduce the number of stray dogs and cats on the streets.
The Story of Tomcat Mita
September 4, 2013: today Facebook page lepetit.rs had more than 30.000 visitors!
B92.net: „The story of tomcat Mita first appeared on Felinology Club Le PETit's Facebook page. Short but effective story has sparked a lot of interest, lots of favorable comments, and then instantly spread to many pages of cat lovers. In just one day, tomcat Mita had tens of thousands views, „likes“ and „shares“. The story is about a familiar dilemma faced by all pet owners, prospective parents...“
Bon aPETit: Cat Nutrition Seminar
September 7, 2013: starting this autumn, in cooperation with Club Leila, we will organize regular meetings of cat owners and lovers! In the posh club atmosphere we will discuss hot topics - cat nutrition, care and training.
To begin with, we asked Le PETit cat-food guru, DVM Snežana Praštalo, to give us a lecture on new concepts of cat nutrition. In particular, we will concentrate on Schesir holistic cat-food concept. Snežana will teach us to read food package labels with understanding, and to recognize symptoms of cat malnutrition.
Pet Party - Pet Pageant
July 2013: Pet Party at Delta City shopping mall. The party is over, and we can't wait for the next one! We had a great time, and our cats and dogs enjoyed it even more. Le PETit protégé, tomcat Mića has won (as we expected) and got valuable and delicious awards. And our kitten Lolica has found great owners and a happy home!
The Best of Show cat was awarded with something that really suits cat's aristocrat nature and refined taste: a five day stay at the premium Le PETit Cat Hotel, with all-inclusive service and fitness program. In addition, the winner will enjoy Natural Trainer food and Biogance pet cosmetics!
The most beautiful and most crowded stand was Le PETit stand, of course! We had many guests and an opportunity to meet our virtual friends from Facebook. We thank all pets, owners or future owners, and we are looking forward to see you all at the next Pet Party!
June 2013: our "Pet Friendly Belgrade" campaign is well-received and attracts much media attention! All major newspapers and internet portals have published the story, and many national TV's have covered the event. We had city representatives at the promotion and they promised full support. Our friends with pets are informing us that now they are welcomed in many more shops, restaurants and bars. Pets welcome - for nicer and more humane Belgrade!
Spring Le PETit Meow-Party
May 2013: Meooow, the spring is here! Like our cats, we the cat-people are wagging our tails and want to go oooout! Dear frinds, please join us for a Le PETit Meow-Party on Friday, May 17, in Kontra Bar at 59 Strahinjića Bana Street, from 22h. DJ Svetlana is at the turntables, she will play some old school funk & disco, and we will have a great time - bring your dancing shoes! Best regards, see you all on Friday!
Le PETit represents Serbia in WCF
April 2013: we received an official confirmation that our furry Le PETit Club, after a looong application process, is admitted in the World Cat Federation! Meow!
WCF - World Cat Federation is a international federation of felinologists, breeders and cat lovers, based in Germany. WCF brings together more than 370 organizations and clubs from Europe, the U.S. and the world. In the Parliament of Europe in Strasbourg, WCF is authorized to participate in the assessment process, in proposing and passing legislation related to the protection and welfare of animals.
WCF recognizes and respects the domestic cat. It is very important for us - all our cats are "European Shorthair" and deserve a lot of recognition and respect! On photos are our new colleagues: the application process was handled by WCF Vice-president, Tatyana Chernova of Lithuania, and our mentor will be Secretary General of the WCF himself - Andreas Möbius, a living legend and a urban myth among cat lovers!
Ask Le PETit
The Le PETit's stand was continuously crowded. The stand was named "Dear Le PETit" and we tirelessly gave visitors advice on cat adopting, feeding or training. Our cats Dado and Ziggy were a hit, because they were completely relaxed and wandered around the exhibition freely.
Le PETit Club regularly participates in cat shows, in order to promote felinology and European shorthair breed.
Cat (and) people
January 2013: Meow Forum at the Belgrade Youth Center.
After the great success of the first Le PETit Meow Weekend at the Belgrade Youth Center, we invite you to meow again! Come to purr with us, to cuddle and discuss felinology and cats. At the present time, such as it is, why it is necessary to socialize with cats? We believe that cats are training us, and teaching us tolerance, patience, understanding of individuality, respect for the freedom, acceptance of diversity, rejecting the prejudices ... all the things which people around us often fail to do! Let's take a cat for a pet and a friend, hang out with them and we will be better people - cat people!
Cure - neuter - reintegrate
November 2012: vaccination, neutering and microchipping stray cats in municipality of Zvezdara.
Le PETit is on the edge of the Zvezdara forest, and around our building there are dozens of stray cats we care of. They are our "freelancers!" We follow the "cure - neuter - reintegrate" concept, we try to monitor and control the cat population here, so we regularly neuter cats at the Veterinary Institution of Belgrade. Cats are vaccinated, neutered and chipped. On this occasion only, the value of veterinary services was more than 300 euros. We thank our City Council and Veterinary Institution for the donation!
World Animal Day
October 2012: celebration in the Knez Mihajlova Street, and a forum at the Belgrade Youth Center.
Dear animal lovers, Thursday is World Animal Day – please join us in the Knez Mihajlova Street from 12 to 2 pm, and then at the Belgrade Youth Center at 7 pm. Together we are strong – at the Meow Weekend, we promoted the responsible ownership and found homes for more than 100 cats, and this Thursday, at a forum in Belgrade Youth Center, we will discuss that dreaded phrase that we hear often - "there are more important problems than animals!"
Le PETit Meow Weekend
September 2012: two-day cat festival at the Belgrade Youth Center.
Two days of meowing, cuddling, adopting, learning, laughter and fun! The most important event during these two days will be public cat adoption. Felinologists and vets will be present all the time, all cats will be professionally inspected, and Veterinary Institution of Belgrade will donate vaccines and micro-chips. Adopted kittens will get valuable gifts from our sponsors – delicious food for a successful start!
On the lectures and in direct contact with the vets, visitors will have the opportunity to learn everything on cat care, nutrition and training, and psychologists and psychotherapists will explain why it is important for every family to have a very special pet - a cat!
We have prepared many other surprises: workshops for children in collaboration with the American Corner, cartoons for kids, live presentation of exotic cat breeds, exhibitions of cat art and photography, collections with hundreds of everyday objects with cat motifs...
International Homeless Animals' Day
August 2012: event at the Knez Mihajlova Street.
The marking of Homeless Animals Day was great. On that Saturday evening, Knez Mihailova Street was very crowded and many people have approached our info-desks where we informed them on the animal welfare issues. The stars of this event were our tiny furry assistant - a charming kitten Gara, and one very commited young activist - little girl Iskra (Sparkle). In the photo: Iskra and Gara, acting together!
Even Bigger Adoption Day
May 2012: cats and dogs adoption event
Belgrade Youth Center is the first city institution that opened its doors to stray dogs and cats, in order to raise awareness on animal welfare issues. On our first Adoption Day event we promoted animal adopting as a matter of prestige and trend, and adoption of crossbreed pets or animals with disabilities as a politically correct thing. Our second Adoption Day event, now called Even Bigger Adoption Day, was very successful - we discussed many responsible ownership topics, and found homes for 43 animals!
Le PETit Zoky - the winner!
Our kitten Zoky has won two first and two third places in the HHP (Household Pets) category and defended the honor of the European Shorthair (domestic) breed. The judges from Austria and England ruled that Zoky has a wonderful dense but silky fur, beautiful pattern, striking green eyes, and above all - the magic character!
Le PETit Patrik - Best of Show
In the photo: our tomcat Patrick, and judge Katherine Kren. Patrick, bottle-fed and raised in Le PETit Club and later happily adopted, won the first place in the HHP (Household Pets) category and Best of Show award (photo: Goran Ćatić)
Garden of Good Hope
September 2010: adoption event at the Belgrade Zoo.
We thank our friends at the Belgrade Zoo for allowing us to offer homeless cats for adoption. Unfortunately, no cat found a home. The children were charmed by our kittens, but their parents were hard-hearted. We hope we will have better luck next time!