The Fédération Internationale Féline (or FIFe) is a federation
of cat registries. There are currently thirty-nine member organizations
in thirty-seven countries. Membership spans Europe, South America, and
Founded by Madam Marguerite Ravel, the federation was unofficially started in
1949 in Paris, France. At their first General Assembly in Ghent, Belgium, the
federation was officially founded. The original name was Fédération
Internationale Féline d'Europe or FIFE. In 1972 the Brazilian
Cat Club joined, making it necessary to change the Euro-centric name of the
federation. The "d'Europe" was dropped, and the abbreviation was changed to FIFe.
The emphasis of the federation is on the health and well-being of their cats.