Siberian cats and kittens; Cattery in Edmonton, Alberta
Kitten Purchase Agreement
This contract refers to a registered and purebred Siberian Kitten, sold as pet.
The Breeder has the right, at her discretion, to cancel this contract at any time before delivery of the cat. In this case, the full deposit will be returned to the Purchaser.
Should the Purchaser cancel this agreement before the cat is delivered, or fail to pay the outstanding balance at the time of the pick up, the kitten may be withheld, or sold to another person, and the Purchaser’s full deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee.
PRICE OF KITTEN: $1299 (un-neutered);
Deposit is due once application is approved $200.00 / non-refundable. The remaining amount is expected 24-48 hours prior to kitten pick up. No personal cheques are accepted.
PICK UP: kitten must be picked up by the buyer at 12 weeks old.
Pre-Placement Veterinary Care: The breeder will ensure that the kittens are checked by a licensed Veterinarian at least once before leaving to their new homes. Our kittens will receive a minimum of 2 sets of vaccines as recommended by our Veterinarian (one of these vaccines will be breeder administered). The new owners are expected to take the kitten to their own vet for a checkup within 30 days of purchase for the health guarantee to be valid. The kitten will need a final vaccine at 16 weeks of age to complete the booster series. Please schedule this appointment with your vet. The kitten will be de-wormed at approximately 6 and 12 weeks on a preventative basis. The use of the FIP, FIV, Ringworm, or Giardia vaccines will void all genetic and FIP health guarantees as these vaccines can have serious long term effects on the immune systems, and potential risks that outweigh the benefits. Please, DO NOT GET RABIES SHOT AT THE SAME TIME AS THE FINAL VACCINE. Its too much stress for their developing immune systems.
Returns: Our Cattery will accept the return of a kitten within a 2-week period of time. A refund will be provided (minus deposit, which is retained by the breeder as an agreed upon “contract-cancellation fee”) The kitten must be returned in a healthy condition. Purchaser agrees to pay veterinary costs if the kitten needs medical attention upon its return. Purchaser also covers all return/shipping costs. If an older kitten/cat is returned we will offer partial refund of the purchase price (based on the price we are able to re-sell the kitten for). If it is necessary to re-home this kitten at any age, breeder will assist in finding a suitable home.
Declawing: Kitten/cat must not be declawed. Declawing surgically removes the ends of the cat front toes to the first knuckle. Declawing can alter your kitten’s personality, health, and behavior. Our kittens have had their nails trimmed from an early age and are used to having this done; please continue to trim the nails and provide adequate scratching posts and acceptable places for scratching.
Indoor Pet: Purchaser agrees that the cat will live indoor, and will not be allowed outdoor unsupervised.
Genetic Illness and Health Guarantee: The kitten is guaranteed to be of sound health upon arrival into Purchaser’s care, including up to date vaccinations and a health record. There is a 3-year guarantee provided in case of loss of a kitten due to a genetic disease such as HMC and PKD in which case a replacement kitten will be provided upon proof of death from a certified veterinarian (autopsy results are required). (HMC: Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/PKD: Polycystic Kidney Disease); if the kitten/cat dies due to genetic disease within 3 years from the date of transfer it will be replaced with a kitten of like quality within the following 12 months of receipt of diagnosis via necropsy by an authorized lab.
NO refunds will be provided. In all cases, the Breeder’s liability shall not exceed the value of the kitten.
Guarantee does not apply to parasites as these are generally easily treatable.
Guarantee does not apply to other illnesses or injuries. Kittens and cats are living creatures and as such they may become injured, or ill at any point of time in their life. The Buyer agrees to provide health care for the lifetime of this pet, and is prepared to cover all the costs associated with the cat’s health and wellbeing. If a cat is diagnosed with illness, the owner is responsible for providing the necessary care for the animal; however, the breeder would like to be informed of the cat’s health status.
Health monitoring of our breeding cats and their offspring is very important to us, and cats that do not produce healthy kittens are removed from our breeding program.
FIP- ( feline infectious peritonitis) is not a genetic disease, but a virus. Unfortunately, FIP is fatal. Most cats that develop FIP are under two years of age. There is no diagnostic tests for FIP. It is our understanding that a compromised immune system may play a role in developing FIP , making some kittens more susceptible to this illness. Our FIP guarantee covers kittens (does not apply to adults) for death due to FIP – up to the 2nd birthday. Confirmation of diagnosis via necropsy by an authorized lab is required. Seller will replace the kitten with another of like quality within 12 months from the date of receipt of confirmed diagnosis. No cash refunds are provided.
Release of Liability: Seller is not liable for expenses incurred (including medical) due to or as a result of the above cat/kitten’s actions. Seller does not guarantee hypoallergenic qualities, eye color or shade, coat color or shade, coat length, size, weight, quality, or personality of cat/kitten. Buyer understands that while our kittens are socialized up to the time of their placement, continued socialization and interactions will help determine the cat’s personality as an adult. There are no cash refunds for any of the above stated reasons. Except as stated in this contract, breeder makes no statements as to the ultimate quality of this cat at maturity, or life-long health status of this pet, nor does breeder assume any other financial obligations for this cat.
Registration: Registration/ Breeder slip from TICA will be provided upon request. It is the owner’s choice if they want to request a pedigree from TICA (at their own cost) based on the registration slip provided by the breeder.
Spaying and Neutering: we offer Early Spay & Neuter program (ESN) on request. There is a $250 fee for ESN surgery. This cost is to be covered by the new owner prior to kitten pick up. If whole kitten is purchased, the new owner agrees to spay/neuter it at 4-6 months of life, or prior to reaching sexual maturity (first heat in females).
Proper Care: Buyer agrees to provide proper housing, diet, fresh water, parasite control, and general health care for the Kitten for its lifetime, including the completion of routine immunizations and boosters and prompt veterinary care for any illness, or condition requiring medication or surgery.
Transition to new home: The Kitten is ready for their new home at 12 weeks old; It should be isolated from other pets for a minimum of 72 hours to allow the Kitten to acclimatize to its new surroundings. Any changes to the kitten’s diet should be made slowly, as sudden diet changes may result in episodes of diarrhea. Buyer agrees to feed a high quality, preferably, grain free diet; canned food and/or balanced raw meat diet.
Transfer of Kitten: Buyer agrees that the Kitten will at no time be sold, leased, or transferred to any pet shop, animal dealer, animal research facility, animal shelter, nor anyone who has ever been convicted of neglect or cruelty to any human or animal. Buyer agrees not to abandon the Kitten. It is the intention of Seller that this be a permanent placement. If at any time Buyer becomes unable or unwilling to keep the Kitten/Cat, Buyer’s first course of action shall be to contact the Breeder. If immediate re-homing is not necessary, the Breeder shall work with the Buyer to find a suitable home. If immediate rehoming is needed, the Buyer shall return the cat/kitten to the Breeder including all registration documents. No refunds are provided.
Shipping Charges & Agreement: we do not ship kittens.
In signing this document, Buyer acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the terms of this agreement, and that Buyer agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the above sale. By signing this contract, the Breeder and the Purchaser consider it to be legally binding. Purchaser & Breeder agrees that in case of any legal action all proceedings would take place in Edmonton, Alberta.
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A cat that originated in Northern Russia, the Siberian wears a magnificent fur coat that not only protects him, but also gives him a glamorous appearance. This national cat of Russia only made his way to North America in the past 20 years.
At first glance the Siberian Cat resembles the Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest Cat, but it is differentiated by having a more rounded body, a round head, large yellow-green eyes, tufted ears, and a neck ruff (see the picture below). The Siberian’s coat comes in many colors and patterns (brown tabbies seem to be most popular).
This particular breed matures very slowly, reaching full physical development at 5 years of age. Some neutered males weigh up to 25 pounds. In spite of their large build, the Siberian cats have well-muscled body that is not only powerful, but also agile.
The Siberians love climbing to great heights, leaping wide distances, completing high jumps, as well as chasing objects & racing with their owners. They love playing any type of game and engaging in activities that they find interesting and stimulating. Siberians are quick learners and appreciate getting challenged. Hence, they should be kept interested in life and in their surroundings, and provided with activities that allow them to show off their talents and intelligence.
Siberians love learning. They are also excellent observers. They may learn to open doors, retrieve toys and bring them back to their owners. They enjoy following owners around; keeping them company no matter what they do, and without exceptions, greeting them at the door at the end of the work-day.
Siberian Cats love their family, yet are not excessively demanding of attention. They get along well with just about anyone, including kids, dogs, other cats, and gerbils.
Siberian cats are extremely loving, affectionate and loyal. They are known for being the only cat in the world that would easily satisfy the needs of ‘a dog-person’.
Siberians are active and fun. They have an engaging personality, agility and vigor, yet, they are known for their tenderness, affection, a triple purr and a chirping sound.
“Time Spent with Cats is Never Wasted”- Sigmund Freud