Visiting kittens

I welcome people who view the kittens, but there are some simple precautions I need to ask you to take to prevent the spreading of feline infections to ensure the health of my cats is maintained and this is on the advice of my vet:

Please do not be offended as we will always ask you to wash your hands with hand wash PRIOR to touching any cats or kittens

Please do not visit another cattery or view other cats on the same day as you visit me, as this oftens results in infection being spread. If you have visited other cats the day before, please wear new clean clothing as well. If you have your own cats, please wear clean clothes to minimise infection.

Reserving kittens

You may reserve your kitten before viewing as I am not able to hold kittens. A £200 deposit is required to hold your kitten. Deposits are not refundable unless I am unable to provide you with the kitten or a replacement within a reasonable time. A kitten will not be classed as reserved until a deposit is received. If payment does not clear the kitten will be made available to the next person on the waiting list. I reserve the right to refuse sale with no explanation.

Conditions of sale (for cats/kittens sold as a pet/companion):

  • The kitten terms of sale must be signed before a reservation can be made, if you wish to see this before your kitten visit, please ask for a copy.
  • All health certificates, sire & dam registration certificates, pedigree, TICA and GCCF cattery membership are available for viewing on request.
  • I provide a money back guarantee. All claims must be made within two weeks. For this guarantee to be effective, it is recommended that the kitten be examined by a veterinary surgeon within 72 hours of purchase to confirm the condition of its health. If a licensed veterinary surgeon verifies in writing that any illness was contracted prior to the sale date, the breeder shall refund the purchase price upon return of the kitten to the breeder. The kitten must not have mixed with any other animals at this point otherwise a charge for leukaemia testing will apply to let the kitten back into the cattery. GCCF registered kittens will be provided with the GCCF general Code of Ethics for breeders and owners in accordance with Rule 10.
  • I will insure the kitten for 4 weeks and encourage all new owners to keep the cat insured throughout its life.
  • I will not release a kitten until it has been inoculated at least twice against the following: Panleukopenia, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Calcivirus. I may also choose to give other vaccinations.
  • I will encourage the purchaser to contact me if they have any questions and I will respond in a timely manner.
  • I will provide a written sales agreement that describes all the terms of sale. I will abide by my own sales agreement.
  • I will explain to the purchaser the dangers of an outdoor environment.
  • Pet kittens will be neutered or spayed before leaving.
  • I will urge the purchaser to have the kitten/cat examined by the purchaser’s own veterinarian within a few days of purchase to confirm its good health.
  • I will guarantee that the kitten/cat is in good health at the time of sale and the kitten will have been checked at least three times by my veterinarian. Any faults that the kitten may have will have been explained before the sale and written into the kitten agreement.