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MyCats

In this page you can find various instructions for using "MyCats". If you cannot find answers to your questions here or have any problems while using MyCats, please contact MyCats support by e-mail: mycats@cfca.lv

“MyCats” is created for CFCA clubs’ individual members, where each member has their own account.

  • How to register in MyCats?

To create your account in MyCats, you need to fill out registration form, which is located here. After submitting the form, please send a list cats owned by you to e-mail cfca@cfca.lv so that all necessary cats can be registered in the new CFCA database.

  • How to become a club member?

In order to become a member of any CFCA club, please fill out the membership registration form, which is located here. After submitting the form, please send a list of cats owned by you to email cfca@cfca.lv. Please attach also copies of pedigrees, so that all cats can be registered in CFCA database.

  • Will my personal details be safe?

MyCats is protected by SSL certificate, which ensures secure, encrypted connection to protect your data from being stolen. To make sure that web-site is secured, you can check that web-address starts with “https://”, as well as key-lock icon is displayed in toolbar.

Tab “Contact Information” includes user’s contact information, as well as settings for language choice and invoicing method.

  • How to edit my contact information?

To edit your contact information, in tab “Contact Information” click on “Edit”. Here you can change or update your contact information (e-mail, phone, address etc.), as well as change the language for your account (available languages – English, Latvian) or invoice delivery method (e-mail or post).

  • What to do if I forgot my password?

If you forgot your user account’s password, you can change it by clicking on “Forgot your password?” link here. Enter the e-mail address which you used for registering in MyCats. You will receive an e-mail message with link for password change. Please be patient as it might take few minutes. If you have requested password multiple times, use the most recent e-mail as previous links are automatically deactivated. If you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact MyCats support: mycats@cfca.lv

Tab “Memberships” includes information about your memberships in CFCA clubs, as well as info about previously attended events organized by CFCA.

  • How can I change my membership?

If you wish to become a member of other CFCA club, then in tab “Memberships” click on button “New membership application”. New registration form will open, where you need to select the new club, check your contact information and click on “Send”.

  • How can I resign from CFCA club?

If you wish to end your membership in CFCA, in tab “Memberships” click on button “Resign”. New form will open, where you need to select if you wish to end your membership immediately or at the end of the year. Click “Send” to submit the application.

Tab “Cats” includes detailed information about your currently and previously owned cats.

  • How to add cats to my account?

User cannot add cats by themselves, it is done by CFCA Registrar in order to ensure data quality and preciseness. If any cat is missing in your cat, please contact Registrar by e-mail cfca@cfca.lv by mentioning detailed information about the cat (full name, EMS-code, registration number etc.). If this is a new imported cat, which previously has not been registered in CFCA database, also copy of pedigree must be submitted.

  • How can I resign from CFCA club?

If you wish to end your membership in CFCA, in tab “Memberships” click on button “Resign”. New form will open, where you need to select if you wish to end your membership immediately or at the end of the year. Click “Send” to submit the application.

Detailed instructions for tab “Cats” please check below.

Under tab “Cats” you will see a section “Basic Info”, which includes detailed information about your selected cat.

In this section you can also create documents, which automatically fills out respective cat details – for example, health certificate, statement of kitten ownership change, mating and litter registration form.

  • What to do if I have found a mistake in my cat data?

If you have noticed a mistake in your cat details, please contact Registrar by email cfca@cfca.lv. If there have occurred some changes (for example, EMS code, new microchip number etc.), then you need to fill out Change Request.

  • What to do if microchip number has changed?

If cat has no microchip number in the profile or microchip number has changed, you need to fill out Change Request located in selected cat’s tab “Change Requests”. Under title “Microchip information” click on “Add”. New page will open, where you need to add microchip number and date, as well as add copy of microchip record (e.g., corresponding page from vaccination passport). When all data filled out, click on “Save”.

  • What to do if cat has been neutered?

If cat has been neutered, you need to insert this information in cat’s details. Under tab “Basic Info” click on button “Enter date of neutering”. New page will open, where you need to enter date of surgery and click on “Save”.

  • What to do if my cat has died?

If cat has died, you need to insert this information in cat’s card. Under tab “Basic Info” click on button “Report as deceased”. New page will open, where you need to fill out Cause of Death and the Date, after that click “Save”. 

  • How to create health certificate with my cat’s data?

To create a health certificate with your cat’s data, under tab “Basic Info” in very bottom you will see a section “Document creation” – choose corresponding document template and click on “Download”. This will create a word document, which you can print out and take with you for next veterinarian visit. We do remind that this certificate is obligatory for all breeding cats. When veterinarian has filled out this form, you need to add it to cat’s details in tab “Health Information”.

Under tab “Cats” you will see a section “Health Information”, which includes all available health information related to your cats – genetic tests, health examinations etc.

  • How to add Health certificate or test results?

To add a health certificate or test results, select a cat in your account under tab “Cats”, select sub-section “Health information” and click on “Add”. A form will open, where you need to select performed test, result, test/examination date, as well as you need to attach matching document.

It is possible to create a health certificate with automatically filled out cat details. To create such, in cat’s card tab “Basic Info” at very bottom in section “Document creation” select a corresponding document and click on “Download”. A word document will be created, which you can print out and take with you to your next vet appointment. We do remind that this certificate is obligatory for all breeding cats.

BreedHealth testNotes
AllGeneral health examination 
AllUmbilical hernia 
AllTesticlesOnly males
AllHearing certificate (BAER test or other test)Only for white cats
BAL BalinesePRA (rdAc) 
BUR BurmeseGM2 (HEXB: BUR) 
KOR KoratGM2 (HEXB: KOR) 
KOR KoratGM1 (GLB1) 
NFO Norwegian Forest CatGSD IV (NFO) 
OLH Oriental LonghairPRA (rdAc) 
OSH Oriental ShorthairPRA (rdAc) 
PEB PeterboldPRA (rdAc) 
SIA SiamesePRA (rdAc) 

Under tab “Cats” you will see a section “Show Results”, where you can add show results and create title applications.

Since implementation of MyCats, all show results achieved in CFCA organized shows in Latvia will automatically be added to cat’s details.

  • How to add a title?

In order to add a title, in cat’s section “Show Results” you need to click on button “Add”. New page will open, where you need to select what title you wish to add. System automatically will require to fill out details for minimum number of certificates, which are required for respective title. If cat already has some show results added, they will be already included here.

In each row you need to fill out the details for each show – city, country, date and judge. You need to select all obtained show results during that show and attach copy of judgement/diploma, where it’s visible what results were obtained.

If multiple judges have signed the report, you can add that information in field “Additional information”. If additional show needs to be added, click on button “Add” and fill out the extra row.

When all show results for selected title have been inserted, in top part of the page click on button “Save”. Application can be submitted only if attachments for each show are added.

  • What to do if I cannot find judge in the Judge’s list?

If you cannot find the judge, who has signed judge’s report, choose “Judge Unknown” and in field “Additional Information” add judge’s name, so that system’s administrator can add the missing judge to the Judges List. If more than one judges are missing, then in field “Additional Information” mention which judge corresponds to which show result.

Under tab “Cats” you will see a section “Offspring”, where information of all cat’s litters and offspring are available.

  • What is difference between litters and offspring?

Offspring are detected automatically by the system, based on parents from each individual cat entered in MyCats. Litter section includes only those offspring, which have been registered via Litter Registration in MyCats.

Under tab “Cats” you will see a section “Pedigree”, where you can see your selected cat’s pedigree from one to eight generations (pending on data availability), as well as check inbreeding percentage and ancestor loss coefficient.

  • How can I check inbreeding percentage?

In order to check cat’s inbreeding percentage, open selected cat’s tab “Pedigree” and inbreeding percentage will be displayed. When number of generations is changed, inbreeding percentage is automatically recalculated.

  • Is it possible to create a pedigree for planned litter?

It is possible to generate a pedigree for planned litter from male’s, as well as female’s cat profile. To do that, in selected cat’s tab “Pedigree” click on button “Test mating”. New page will open, where in search field you need to enter name of a cat (for more precise result – part of the name, in order to reduce possible typing mistakes). In field “Select test mate” all found cats will be listed – you need to select the right one and click on “Show test mate”. Here you can also see inbreeding percentage of planned litter. 

We do remind that according to CFCA Breeding Rules, if inbreeding percentage exceeds 15%, such mating must obtain written permission from CFCA Breeding Committee not less than 2 weeks before the mating

  • Is it possible to check inbreeding percentage for potential litter?

When creating a test mating (see previous question above), it is possible to check pedigree and inbreeding percentage of potential litter. We do remind that according to CFCA Breeding Rules, if inbreeding percentage exceeds 15%, such mating must obtain written permission from CFCA Breeding Committee not less than 2 weeks before the mating. 

Under tab “Cats” in section “Change Requests” you can make changes in cat data.

  • How to change owner for the cat?

In order to change the owner for the cat, in section “Change Requests” click on “Add” and choose “Ownership change, if PIN code is not used”. Here you need to attach copy of document which confirms that change of ownership and click “Save”. After processing your application, status for this request will be changed and owner for the cat will be changed. 

  • What to do if microchip number has changed?

If cat has no microchip number in the profile or microchip number has changed, you need to fill out Change Request located in selected cat’s tab “Change Requests”. Under title “Microchip information” click on “Add”. New page will open, where you need to add microchip number and date, as well as add copy of microchip record (e.g., corresponding page from vaccination passport). When all data filled out, click on “Save”.

Ownership change for a cat in MyCats can be done in two ways: by creating a PIN code (if new owner has MyCats account (already CFCA club member) or plans to join a CFCA club shortly) or by filling out Change Request.

  • Ownership change with PIN code

Ownership change with PIN code can be used in cases, when new owner already is a member of a CFCA club or plans to join a club shortly. In order to use a PIN code, new owner must be a user of MyCats. Breeder creates a PIN code for kitten/cat and transfers it to the new owner. Received PIN code must be entered in MyCats within 30 days from date when code was generated. If code was not used, ownership change will be automatically cancelled.

If previous owner (for example, breeder) will continue to be one of the owners of this cat, also this person will need a code. In this case in field “Number of new owners” you need to mention number of total owners, including previous owner. PIN code must be inserted in MyCats within 30 days by all new owners. Date of ownership change in system will be the date, when PIN code was generated.

  • How to create a PIN code?

To create a PIN code for ownership change, in cat’s card under tab “Basic Info” at first you need to click on button “Allow change of ownership”. Under cat’s name you will see a text “Change of ownership allowed”. Then, click on “Make a change of ownership”. New form will open, where you need to insert the number of new owners and cat transfer date.

If previous owner (for example, breeder) will continue to be one of the owners of this cat, also this person needs a code. In this case, in field “Number of new owners” you need to insert the total number of new owners, including the previous owner. By clicking button “Save”, a code will be generated, which can then be transferred to new owner.

  • What to do in case I don’t want to allow change of ownership?

If you don’t want to allow change of ownership for a cat, in cat’s card under tab “Basic Info” you need to click on button “Prohibit the change of ownership”. Text under cat’s name “Change of ownership allowed” will be removed.

  • Ownership change by using Change Request

If new owner is a member of any other federation or does not plan to become a member of a CFCA club, then ownership change is done by filling out a Change Request. 

To create such request, in cat’s card tab “Change Requests” click on “Add” and choose “Ownership change, if PIN code is not used”. Here you need to add a proof of cat’s ownership change document and click on “Save”. After processing your application, the status of this request will be changed and ownership of this cat updated.

  • How to create a document, which proofs change of ownership?

To create a Statement of kitten/cat ownership transfer with automatically filled cat’s details, in cat’s card tab “Basic Info” very bottom part in section “Document creation” you need to select corresponding document form and click on “Download”. A word document will be opened, where you can fill out the blank fields or fill them out by hand later, print out and give to the new owner for signing. 

We do remind that the female owner (breeder) within five working days after transaction must submit a Statement of kitten/cat ownership transfer signed by both parties (above mentioned Statement, sales contract etc.)

ATTENTION! Litters via MyCats can be registered only for registered cattery names! If you don’t have your cattery name registered yet, you can register a litter by sending Statement of Mating and Litter Registration by e-mail to cfca@cfca.lv

  • Mating request

To request a mating, under tab “Cats” select the female, click on her name and go to tab “Change Requests”, click on “Add”. In field “Change request type” select “Mating request”. In field “Additional Info” type male’s full name, EMS code and mating date. If mating planned with a male, who is not owned by a CFCA club member, in attachment it is required to add Mating Request signed by both parties.

Mating request form with automatically filled female’s data you can create in female’s card under tab  “Basic Info”, at the very bottom “Document creation”. Select corresponding document name and by clicking on “Download”, a word document with filled form will be opened. You can already add male’s data there or fill it in by hand later on, print it and take with you, when going for a mating.

  • Informing about birth of a new litter

To inform about the birth of a new litter, in your account under tab “Cats” select the female, click on her name and go to tab “Change Requests”, click on “Add”. In field “Change request type” select “Litter request”. In field “Additional info” please add full name and EMS code of Sire, litter’s date of birth and number of kittens. We do remind that Breeder is responsible to provide information about all kittens born in the litter, as well as true information about deceased kittens and pathologies during the birth. When all information is checked and you have made sure that all is correct, click on button “Save”.

  • Litter registration

To register a new litter, in your account under tab “Cats” select the female, who is the mother of litter and in cat card open tab “Basic Info”, click on button “Register a litter”.

A new page will open, where you need to select the male – in search field type male’s name (for better search results you can type part of the name) and click on “Search”. All males registered in MyCats and matching your search criteria will be listed – you need to select the corresponding male and click on “Register a litter”.

If you cannot find the correct male, please send an e-mail to cfca@cfca.lv. If search was successful and you selected a matching male, a new page will open, where you need to fill out details for cattery name, date of birth (mating date will be calculated automatically by program) and mark, if during the birth a Caesarian section was done and click on “Save”.

IMPORTANT! You might get error messages on a yellow background – this is the information about missing health certificates, which have not been added to cat mentioned in error text. You can continue to register a litter, however you will need to add missing documents until deadline set in error message text. Instruction on how to add health certificates, click here.

A new page will open, where you will see the pedigree of new litter, as well as additional fields, where you can choose pedigree delivery method, as well as add details about kittens by clicking on button “Add kitten”.

A new page will open, where you need to fill out details about the first kitten – name (without cattery name! – that will be added automatically, when litter will be registered), gender and EMS code. In field “Insert EMS-code” you need to type in EMS code of the kitten and then click on button “Read EMS-code”. It will automatically fill out the rest of fields related to kitten’s breed and color. You can also add microchip number, add neutering surgery date (if applicable), as well as add Breeding ban and/or Exhibition ban (tick the box and add the reason of your decision). Remark of chosen ban will be printed in kitten’s pedigree. To save kitten’s data, click on “Save”.

Previous page of litter registration will open up, where you can add more kittens, if needed, by repeating previously mentioned steps.

ATTENTION! While you have not clicked on button “Accept the kittens and proceed to payment”), ALL information about kittens can be edited by clicking on “Edit” next to matching kitten in the kitten list. As soon as you click on button  “Accept the kittens and proceed to payment”) litter will be passed for registration and no details can be changed after that!

When closing this page, litter registration will be saved. You can view and edit these details any time in your profile under tab “Cattery name”.

  • Submitting the litter registration form

Carefully check information about each kitten. When all information is ready to be submitted, click on button “Accept the kittens and proceed to payment”. Litter will be submitted for registration and invoice for litter registration will be generated. 

ATTENTION! If father of the litter is owned by other CFCA club member, the male owner will receive notification by e-mail and will need to approve litter registration within 10 days. Litter registration will be handled only when confirmation from male owner received.

Tab “Cattery Name” includes detailed information about cattery, which is registered on your name (if any).

Information about cattery name is added by Registrar or your club’s representative. User has no rights to add or edit cattery name details. In this section also results of Breeder’s class will be available.

  • What to do if I don’t see my registered cattery name in my user account?

If you have FIFe registered cattery name, but don’t have any details listed in tab “Cattery Name”, please contact Registrar by e-mail cfca@cfca.lv.

  • What to do if I find a mistake in my cattery name details?

If you have found a mistake in your cattery name details, please contact Registrar by e-mail cfca@cfca.lv.

Tab “Invoices” includes information of all invoices issued to you..

If you have a question about any of issued invoices, please send an e-mail to vineta.sviksa@cfca.lv