Articles of Charter – UK Bengal Cat Club
The name of this organisation shall be UK BENGAL CAT CLUB.
The purpose of this Club shall be:
To sponsor and promote the welfare of BENGAL CATS and all breeds of cat, including household pets (mixed breeds).
To sponsor cat shows and special programmes and otherwise promote the interest in and knowledge of all domestic cats.
To cultivate friendship among and promote the interest of the owners, fanciers and breeders of cats.
To encourage breeding toward the TICA standards and encourage the registration of cats within TICA.
To promote and encourage kindness to all animals and to assist in the prevention of cruelty and maltreatment of animals.
To encourage the spaying and neutering of any and all cats not specifically being used as part of a breeding programme in order to reduce the excessive trend to over-population of and tragedy among unwanted domestic cats.
Persons interested in the purposes of this Club are eligible for membership under the conditions set forth in the by-laws.
This Club shall be affiliated with The International Cat Association (TICA). All Officers and not less than five members (additional members optional) shall be members of TICA in good standing.
Only members of the Club who are also members of TICA in good standing shall be eligible to serve as Officers of this Club.
The Club is intended primarily to service the interests of owners, fanciers and breeders of BENGAL cats residing in the UNITED KINGDOM.
Subject to the approval of The International Cat Association, this Club may adopt and amend by-laws not inconsistent with the by-laws, rules and regulations of The International Cat Association.