TIBCS WEBSITE BREEDERS’ DIRECTORY
Breeder Directory Deluxe Blurb: Cost $25.00 per year
With a TIBCS Breeder membership you receive a free listing in
our breeder directory, for which you must enter the data (picture
& wording). On TIBCS website, if you would like additional
room for text, you can choose the Deluxe Breeder Blurb option
to enlarge your breeder listing. It expands the number of characters
in the description from 250 up to 500. It’s a great way
to distinguish your cattery in the breeders’ directory.
Breeder Directory Picture Blowup: Cost $15.00 per year
A second image appears when you click on your Breeders’
Directory Blurb picture, whatever picture in which-ever size you
Breeder Directory Website Hotlink: Cost $35.00 per year
The TIBCS Web Site gets over 50,000 hits a month. This annual
fee pays for a Hot Link from your Breeder Directory Listing to
your own website, utilizing your web site address as a clickable
Breeder of Distinction Program : Cost $10.00 per year
The BOD Program is a STRICTLY VOLUNTARY program for Breeder Members
which sets higher standards for those breeders who want to distinguish
their cattery through outside verification. TIBCS encourages all
members to become better breeders with healthy, happy cats. This
program helps set goals and standardizes the process. A
written test is required as is an inspection of your breeding
facility by a licensed DVM (Veterinarian). Benefits
include a prominent listing of the BOD breeders on TIBCS website
and in the Bulletin’s Breeder Directory.
TIBCS CHARITABLE FUNDS:
Distressed Bengal Fund: Suggested Donation $10-$50
The Distressed Bengal Fund grants monies to assist Bengal Cats
cared for by members that are rescues or in immediate distress
due to some kind of crisis. Your tax deductable contribution to
TIBCS for this fund is used to help cats through difficult times.
The guidelines and applications can be found at http://www.tibcs.com/DBFFund,aspx.
The Lightning Fund (heart research): Suggested Donation
Established September 2007 by TIBCS Executive Board, monies donated
to this fund are granted for research searching to identify a
genetic mutation causing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in
Bengals. The current research is being led by Dr. Kate Meurs at
Washington State University, under the Administration of the WINN
Feline Foundation. Your donation helps us work towards the health
of our Bengal breed.
Bengal Legal Education Fund: Suggested Donation $10-$100
Unfortunately there are many well-intentioned people who, out
of their concern for animals, would pass legislation discouraging
or preventing us from having our furry friends. The BLE Fund educates
and informs the decision makers who craft laws that affect us.
This fund has become increasingly important in the last few years
as legislation is being proposed at federal and regional levels,
especially that which unknowingly includes domestic Bengals in
anti-hybrid wording. Many of these laws are anti-breeder or anti-owner,
which fail to achieve the results they purport to espouse. Your
gift will help us keep our Bengals safe, loved and legal.
Heritage Conservation Fund: Suggested Donation $10-50
To honor TIBCS twentieth anniversary year, the TIBCS Executive
Board has established a new charitable endeavor, our Heritage
Conservation Fund which will collect funds throughout each year
and every January award a grant to a group working to preserve
ALCs in their natural environment in the wild. While the leopard
cat is widely distributed and uses various habitats, populations
are under increasing threats from habitat destruction, hunting,
General Account: Suggested Donation: $10.00
Like most non-profit organizations, TIBCS is honored by donations
to our General Fund which help cover monthly operation expenses.
Your donations help to keep membership accessible to everyone.
TIBCS PUBLICATIONS (shipping is included in the price)
Brochures 100pk: Cost $50.00
Brochures 10pk: Cost $5.00
This is a nice color brochure for potential kitten buyers to look
at. They come in packages of 10 or 100. Click here to see what
the Brochure looks like: http://www.tibcs.com/tibcsbrochure.pdf
Bulletin Back Issues-- Cost $15.00 each
Did you miss an issue of the Bengal Bulletin? We keep a limited
supply of back issues available if there is one or more you are
looking for. Let us know which ones you need. See http://www.bengalcat.com/abouttibcs/bulletin.aspx
FOUNDATION LOOKBOOK: Cost $25.00
In 1989 TIBCS realized how fast our breed was developing. To answer
the many questions about origins of our breed, TIBCS published
the Foundation Lookbook with articles and pictures telling the
story. Reprinted in 2006, the LOOKBOOK second edition is still
available and is a must-have historical document.