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New Rattery Registration Rule
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:02:44 PM »
Rule 14

a) A rattery or stud is defined as a collection of animals (rats) kept and bred at one location.

b) No more than one rattery name or stud name per membership can be registered per membership

c) Any multiple memberships per rattery name or stud name must reside under the
same roof.

d) Custody of registered rattery names or stud names remains with the partner who
registered or earned it. Any disputes shall be referred to the EC whose decision shall be final.

e) Registered ratteries and studs will be listed published on the NFRS website and regularly
in Pro-Rat-a.

f) The registered name shall be used as a prefix on family trees/birth certificates of
rats bred by a registered rattery or stud. A suffix can be used to show the location
of the rat if it is not owned by the breeder i.e. Vicinalis Waterloo Sunset at Rivendell.

g) All breeders wishing to be listed on the NFRS Breeders List must be registered as
a rattery or stud.

h) Ratteries must enter their rats at shows under their given name and not their
rattery name. Only registered stud names can have their stud name written on
prize cards.

i) Rattery and stud applications should be accompanied by a proposed prefix.
j) Prefixes must be unique, under 20 characters long including any spaces and distinct from all currently registered prefixes.
k) Suggested prefixes are subject to approval by the committee.
l) Stud names not belonging to current members will be protected in perpetuity. Rattery names not belonging to current members will be protected for 5 years.
m) The owner of the prefix will be held responsible for any dispute arising from their choice of prefix. The NFRS accepts no responsiblity for any legal action or dispute even if the name has been approved.
n) Members wishing to change their rattery must submit a new application with new supporting documentation where applicable.

Registering a rattery
a) Members can apply to register a rattery name after 12 months of membership.

b) Rattery registration is simply a paid for listing of a rattery name. Ratteries should be mindful of this when advertising ratteries and kittens on websites and other forms of social media, and avoid using wording or imagery that suggests they are in any way approved or inspected by the NFRS. The EC may, at its discretion, contact ratteries to request removal of any media which they find to be suggestive of NFRS endorsement or approval.

c) anyone wishing to register should enclose the name of the rattery and the fee at the current agreed rate to the membership coordinator. The MC shall then propose this name to the CM who shall vote on it. The applicant shall then be informed within 28 days as to whether their appilcation has been successful. If not, then the applicant may submit a second name to the process or receive a full refund.

This will come into force from Jan 1st.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 11:15:48 AM by ann »
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