Vivace Somali and Abyssinian Cattery
Vivace Cattery was established in 2000 in Adelaide, South Australia. It is operated by Evelyn and Rita Bruche
Our first Somali cats were Sarek, Tomalak and Lovok from the Biegatti cattery. Testament to this breeds’ addictive nature 🙂 this interest led to exhibiting and then breeding.
We became interested in the silver colours, As they say “fools rush in” 🙂 and we began our breeding career not only by importing cats from Denmark, but by working with Silver Somalis! Well, many said we were mad, however we don’t believe in half-measures so with the addition of a local [from Queensland] tawny Somali, and a Silver Aby from NSW, Vivace Cattery was born. Frpm 2003 we expanded to breeding non-silver colours.
It is a great source of joy to us to see the subsequent generations of these cats bringing happiness to their new families.
At Vivace our cats come first.
Vivace is registered with the Feline Association of South Australia [FASA] and the Governing Council of the Cat fancy of SA [GCSA]. We show our cats regularly – this is largely to give the public an opportunity to see these breeds. Somalis in particular are not well-known. We have achieved a good deal of show success, including many best in group and best of breed placings. We have also bred many “Somalis of the Year” , Abyssinians of the year, and also Group 3 desexed cat of the year, group 3 entire cat of the year and National Abyssinian awards. We have also won best group 3 prefix in FASA in 2003, 2005 and 2006 & 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and 2017
Also Best group 3 breeder in GCSA in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and ?
The cats we take out revel in the attention; they are natural show-offs and do attract a lot of attention from other exhibitors and public alike!
Our breeding aims:
- To maintain kitten placement policies that are in accordance with responsible cat ownership and have minimal impact on the environment
- To increase the local and international gene pools by creating new and diverse bloodlines and importing new cats and introducing Abyssinians to Somali lines
- To breed cats that adhere to breed standards
- To breed cats that have robust health and temperament
- To provide an ongoing advisory role to kitten buyers to enhance their enjoyment of their family companion.
- To promote and increase the good reputation of our chosen breeds
- To ensure that our breeding practices do not compromise the well-being of any individual cat or cats.
- To leave a lasting positive contribution to our breeds
Please email us if you would like more information on anything, and check our kittens page for availablity of kittens and cats.