|Kitten Contract for pets
|Here at Kumskaka Maine coons, we try to keep our visitors and kitten purchasers happy. But we have to
make decisions sometimes that are hard. This is NOT a business, but a small hobby. Our cats/kittens are
part of our family. We run everything in a Christian state of mind and try to keep all dealings ethical . So we
have decided to have this page for you to read our contract guidelines as well as notes about what we do
and what we don't do. Read this whole page before you buy a kitten from us and you will understand
everything going on. The following contract notes are for North American pet buyers, that is all...
|We at Kumskaka/Behold cattery make many promises and guarantees and this is a
basic list of what that provides. There can be differences on specific kittens but we
would make sure you read all contract changes before signing...
ALL cats are guaranteed to be FeLV and FIV negative at time of purchase. We do not
vaccinate for these virus's however, that is an option for the purchaser to do.
The kitten will be vaccinated with the needed baby shots and have at least one vet visit
and clean bill of health from them. We will not allow the baby to leave us until we feel
this kitten is fully ready and mature enough to go to a new home. The age we determine
for each kitten is not to be negotiated . The average age for our Maine Coon babies is
We NEVER give cash refunds. There are other options we can offer if we must, but
know from the first that we cannot offer cash refunds. So please be serious when you
pick your kitten. We WILL do whatever it takes to show you how to raise and adore
your bundle of fur.
|Purchasers need to agree to many terms on a contract and here are the basics of what a pet contract
You will not declaw this cat or kitten. It is cruel and inhumane and these cats can be trained. So be
ready to train...and for most it is easy and carefree.
You can never leave your Maine coon loose out doors. You may make an enclosed structure for them,
or take them out on harness/leash. But the world is full of too many deadly and scary things and these
cats cannot be turned loose into that world. These Maine coons are born and raised indoors and trust
their world indoors.
You will get your kitten neutered/spayed at appropriate age and we give you to 7 months to do so ,
and those who are not done, will be returned to breeder with no financial compensation. This is not an
option, it must be done. Neutered/spayed Maine coons are like happy little children and have no reason
to be 'bad'...as far as peeing or howling or similar experiences. Cats suffering from hormones are not
happy cats. The 'fixed' cats have almost no shedding year round also, which is so nice.
Any of our kittens who are used for breeding, when sold as a pet, will have their cat and kittens taken
away with no financial refunds of any sort. Plus they will pay fines and have their names passed
around the Maine Coon breeder groups as one not to associate with. Do not consider breeding with a
pet cat. Plan to neuter/spay.
We sell breeder kittens only to breeders who we approve of and that is a totally different contract.
A $200 deposit will hold a kitten of your choosing, once you are approved by us.
Your deposit is not refunded if you change your mind. Payments can be made toward a kitten till it is of
age to leave, or you can pay in full when you come to pick him/her up.
You will be given 1 week after purchase to have the kitten you purchased visit your own vet. If your
vet gives the same bill of health that ours did, all is fine and well. If however, your vets finds an illness,
we will pay up to $100 toward your med costs . We do not pay for office visit type expenses however.
Your kitten will be given the regular duo of kitten vaccinations when leaving, and will only receive
more if being shipped. We no longer do extended vaccinations as experts are finding that many cats
have problems (cancers etc) later in life and die at younger ages plus have many health problems, all
resulting from over-vaccinating.
Our kittens get only 2 shots of distemper booster and we end there, [unless more are required
by airlines, states or countries]. We do not even do boosters later on for our own adult cats. Read up on
this and we think you will agree with us.
Our kittens are started out on a raw meat mix. They are fed 3x a day on this and nothing else. They
will still be used to a morning and evening raw meat meal by the time they leave us and we hope you will
continue it, but if you choose not to, that is your option. We will no longer feed dry foods
to the babies. If you choose to feed dry to your Maine Coon kitten, it is your option but be aware it will
cause digestive upsets. We are not responsible for loose stools.
(Our links page has places you can buy the meat and/or mix.)
You will never be allowed to give this kitten/cat to any other breeder, humane society, rescue center
or any similar facility. Ask us first and if cannot take the baby back, we will help in placing it.
We do as much genetic testing as we can and can give some guarantees. If any kitten dies before age
1 of a genetic disease of HCM, PKD or SMA, we will replace this kitten. The only costs to you will be the
costs to get them to you (health certificate, shipping, vet and shots etc). If this kitten dies of an older age
from any of these genetic diseases, we will sell a reduced price kitten to you. The only proof that will be
required from you is an autopsy report showing cause of death as genetic, from a State vet hospital or
A contract is legally binding, so read it before signing it. All breeders have had someone in their past
try to get away with something, and so now the contracts have to be more strict. We only want the best
for our babies, and if you want one of our "kids", you will agree to follow our contract. By law, we sell
only to those who follow our rules. Those who choose to break contract can find themselves in court
with many fines. If you are willing to follow what you just have read above though, there are no problems
with you and we are willing to consider you for one of our babies.
|We love our cats and we want you to also. Please email if you have
questions about any of this contract and we will respond quickly.
Thank you & may God bless you and your family!