A Friend's Story :
I constantly hear of pet owners buying underage, non-vaccinated kittens
with no papers from Kitten Farmers and am fed up of being there to pick up
the pieces when the poor kitten dies and the family (and kids)
end up broken hearted.
We really do need to try and educate the buyers into NOT supporting the Back Yard Breeders (BYB) and to look elsewhere for a genuine Pedigree kitten from a reputable breeder.
I very recently helped someone out whose husband had
driven 3hrs EACH WAY to collect their underage, non-vaccinated
On arrival the BYB went to get the kitten from 'out the
back', only to appear with the news "Sorry, but he seems to have died''.
All the other kittens looked so small and sick that the buyer left
without a kitten, and minus their money which they will now have
to claim back through the Courts.
This devastated family
then came to me and were very happy to book a PEDIGREE, registered, vet
checked, fully vaccinated, Insured AND neutered kitten from heart
screened parents, for just £95 more! This kitten comes with full Papers,
vaccinations, health checks, worming, Frontline treatment, NEUTERING,
....and most important of all...... he was raised in our home with much
dedication, love, kindness and attention.
There is no
comparison between these two kittens, and I wish people would share
their tragic experiences more, and so help educate buyers into being
more careful where they go, and to stop lining the pockets of BYB's who
DON'T CARE one iota about the breed or the kittens they are producing
ten-a-penny, that potentially have the highest death-rate imaginable!
Please read and LEARN from other's experiences...... it may save the lives of lots of backyard-produced kittens who may be
born, only to survive such a short and pitiful life that will also cause
an immeasurable amount of sorrow and heartache to their new
(very short-term) owner.
Kittens should not be sold without having two vaccinations. The first at 9 weeks and the second at 12 weeks. On collection you need the Vaccination Card, Pedigree, 4 weeks Free Insurance and a SIGNED Receipt or Kitten Contract.