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My kittens go to their new home with a contract, fully vaccinated and dewormed, vet checked, litter trained, kitten starter pack and an information sheet on how to care for your kitten.  All my kittens also go to their new homes neutered/spayed… NO EXCEPTIONS!!

 

My kittens get raised in our home, underfoot. If everything goes well, my kittens go to their new homes between the age of 14-16 weeks.... NO EXCEPTIONS!!

 

Should a kitten get sick, just before it has to go to it's new home, he/she will stay with me until he/she has fully recovered....again NO EXCEPTIONS!!.

 

I do not vaccinate my kittens myself, so by the time they leave for their new homes, they have been seen and checked twice, by my vet.

 

For more information on kittens please contact me.

 

 
 

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BEWARE: INTERNET KITTEN PURCHASE SCAMS!!

More and more people are getting scammed in buying “cheap” kittens from the internet via bogus websites and “For Free Advertising” sites.

These scam artists create bogus websites, using the cattery names of well-respected, registered and accredited cat breeders, and posting pictures of kittens and their “parent cats”, that they have downloaded from South African as well as international breeder websites. They run the bogus website for a few weeks, and then replace it with another, so as to be able to con yet another bunch of victims. These “breeders” claim to be South African, they often advertise a range of “available” kittens for sale, such as Persians, Ragdolls, Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest, Sphynx etc, with a cell-phone number.

 

When contacted and asked if it is possible to visit and see the kittens (and having established the buyer’s domicile), they will indicate that their cattery is based in another province. The “sales” are always handled telephonically or via e-mail. Sometimes they will provide a landline telephone number, but closer inspection of the area code may indicate that the scammer is not based where he claims to be.

 

If requested, a picture of the respective kitten may be sent electronically – more often than not down-loaded from the website of a legitimate breeder. They generally require a “deposit” to be paid, often as much as R2000 to R3000. After a short while, when the “buyer” tries to follow up, there is no response from the contact numbers that were provided.

Be wary of a “breeder” that is advertising an unusually large number of cat breeds . The following are actual examples of text in scam advertisements:

"Kittens leaving at 9wks old, KUSA reg. "
(KUSA = Kennel Union of South Africa, for registration of pedigreed dogs!)"

When considering the acquisition of a pedigree kitten, make every effort to visit the breeder and inspect the cattery.......phone and ask questions....you will “hear” that they are NOT South African.

 

Check if the breeder and/or cattery is registered with either the SACC (the Registrar of the South African Cat Register at 011 616 7017, or email: sacatreg@iafrica.com) or the Cat Federation of Southern Africa (016 987 1170, e-mail: CFSARegister@gmail.com) or Cat Association of Southern Africa (CASA website: www.casawcf.co.za ). Even though the advertiser may claim that his/her cats are SACC , CFSA or CASA registered, verify this for yourself.

Pedigreed kittens should never be re-homed under the age of 12 weeks, so be suspicious if younger kittens are being advertised as ready for re-homing. Breeding registered cats on a reputable manner is a costly exercise, therefore “cheap” kittens are a dead giveaway that something is not right. Reputable breeders will advertise on their own websites, known animal magazines or known animal websites and Not on “for free advertising ” websites that advertises anything from animals to cars. PLEAS MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU ADOPT.
 

 

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on my Sphynx or American Shorthair kittens email me at
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