Dear MASCUSA Members,
FORMS, FEES, ADDRESS:
All of the new forms are on the website, along with the schedule of new fees which were effective February 1, 2013. In order to avoid delays in processing, please be sure to use the new forms, pay the correct amount, and mail all applications (original signatures required) to the new address:
PO Box 967
Shawnee, OK 74802-0967
NAMASCUSA/MASCUSA will be registering new kennels names and renewing abandoned kennel names until March 31, 2013. The application for this is on the website. We will be publishing a list of abandoned kennel names soon. These will be published in the Tuesday Talk bulletin. Please check your kennel name certificate to ensure you do not miss the renewal date. If you are uncertain whether your kennel name is current, you can contact Patricia Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. All owners of a NAMASCUSA registered kennel name must be MASCUSA members in good standing.
Applications for new kennel names will be published in the Tuesday Talk bulletin so that members have the opportunity to submit objections and the reason for their objection regarding that application. After 45 days from date of publication, the application will be forwarded to the Board for approval. There is no guarantee that any name approved as a NAMASCUSA Registered Kennel Name will be accepted by AKC.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2013, KENNEL NAMES WILL NO LONGER BE REGISTERED WITH NAMASCUSA. IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING KENNEL NAME THAT HAS BEEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED/RENEWED UP TO THIS POINT, THIS NAME WILL CONTINUE TO BE HONORED AND NO RENEWAL FEES WILL BE REQUIRED AFTER MARCH 31,2013.
If you have a kennel name approved by AKC for the Miniature American Shepherd breed, please send a copy of the certificate to email@example.com. We are trying to gather information in order to send a proposal to AKC regarding Kennel Name applications for our breed. Once we have more information from AKC regarding their requirements, we will notify the membership.
As always - questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org are welcomed.
MASCUSA Board of Directors