Goals of TIBMA

Helping the novice to understand the principles of applying the Bengal standard to the actual cat(s).

Learn to recognize the signs of collecting/hoarding and how to identify and implement early interventions.

Peer and customer reviews and assesments of breeding programs and cattery managment.

Provide written and personal guidance and support for new and experienced breeders.

Educate new exhibitors to the in's and outs of showing and breeding cats.

Establish and accomplish goals for a successful breeding and show cattery.

Develop a program that provides education, guidance, assistance and nurturing to new and old breeders and exhibitors.

Encourage and educate new and old breeders the importance of rescue resources.

Mentee Application

Last Name:
First Name:
City and State:
Zip Code:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
How long have you been breeding and/or showing cats? If not currently why do you want to do this?
Please share some of your goals for your cattery or cats?
What would you hope to gain from a mentor relationship?
Are you willing to open yourself up emotionally for constructive criticism in order to improve yourself and your breeding program? Yes
Are you willing to provide photos of your cats and cattery so that Mentors are able to help you improve with advice? Yes
Are you willing to openly discuss your health screening programs for your cats (i.e.- HCM Screening) Yes
Are you willing to commit the time and energy in the mentoring relationship and in the group processes that the relationship requires in order to better yourself and others? Yes
Do you agree to communicate with all you might come in contact with as a member of this group in a respectful and professional manner to the very best of your ability? Yes
Do you agree that flames, accusatory converations and negative comments regarding others are counter productive to the Bengal Breed? Yes
And finally, do you agree to participate in all eductional opportunities offered here to the best of your ability? Yes

TIBMA The International Bengal Mentor Association

Mark Pennington -Mystre Bengals - Founder