OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS & HEALTH GUARANTEE

*** Without exception, we neuter ALL kittens prior to them being rehomed except if they are sold as having breeding potential. The cost for this is included in the price of your kitten. This is non-negotiable and applies to any pet or show neuter kittens that we sell. For more information on Early Neutering, please click here ***


Terms of Sale for Kittens

In order to safeguard the welfare of our kittens they are all sold with a Kitten Agreement. If you are interested in acquiring a kitten from us please ensure that you read our Kitten Agreement prior to reserving one.

In order to secure a kitten you will be asked to pay a holding deposit of £150. This holding deposit is taken in good faith and is non refundable unless for any reason we are no longer willing or able to sell the kitten, in which case it will either be refunded in full or if appropriate, an alternative kitten will be offered if one is available.

Please ensure you have read our Terms of Sale and Kitten Agreement / Health Guarantee and that you are able to provide a kitten with a permanent, loving, indoor home before placing a deposit on one of our kittens.

We also recommend that you research the Ragdoll breed in order to know what to expect from your new kitten. We are always happy to chat and answer any questions you may have to help you make the right choice for you, but we strongly urge you to also research independently.

All our kittens are:

  • Fully weaned and litter trained
  • Vet checked at 9 weeks and at 12/13 weeks
  • All Kittens bought as a pet or show neuter will be neutered before they leave us - without exception.
  • Vaccinated against Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIe) also called Panleukopenia, Feline Calcivirus (FCV), Feline Rhinotracheitis (FVR) also called Cat Flu. We do not vaccinate against Feline Leukaemia (FLV), as it is a nasty vaccination and can overload a kittens' system. Indoor cats do not need this vaccination. 
  • Precautionarily wormed and flea treated

 You will be provided with :

  • Four generation pedigree 
  • TICA Registration Slip
  • A copy of your Kitten Agreement & Health Guarantee
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Pet Plan Cover Note providing full insurance for the kitten for four weeks.
  • Kitten Care sheets and advice sheets
  • Food (both wet and dry) & litter samples, treats, a Cwtch Mat and numerous toys.

Please do not be offended if we ask questions; we put a tremendous amount of love, care and expense into each and every one of our kittens and need to be sure that they are going to the right home.

We reserve the right to make changes to our terms where this is necessary to protect the welfare of our kittens.

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Below you will find a copy of our Kitten Sales Agreement and Health Guarantee. This Agreement is necessary to protect the welfare of our kittens.  Feel free to read the Agreement at your leisure and feel free to ask for any clarification where necessary.  What our Agreement comes down to really is that we do not want our kittens being sold on to unknown third parties or mistreated in anyway.
We are responsible for bringing these kittens into this world and this is a responsibility which we take very seriously. We hope that you understand that we must protect our babies’ best interests and we will enforce the terms of our Agreement where necessary.


Cwtchycats Kitten Sales Agreement & Health Guarantee
 

This Agreement is made on the         day of                         2015

BETWEEN Carolyn Littlejohns of                                                                                    hereinafter called “the Breeder”

 

AND                                             of  

(Tel: Mob:                                                                  Email:                                                                 )  

hereinafter called “the Purchaser”.

 

This is a legally binding Agreement for the purchase of the Kitten detailed below, hereinafter called “the Kitten”

Cat Name: Cwtchycats  

Sex:                         Date of Birth: 

Breed: Ragdoll       Colour:  

Sire:  

Dam:              

 

TICA Registration No:                                          Microchip Number:

Pet Plan Cover Note Number: D

 

WHEREBY IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

That the Breeder will sell and the Purchaser will buy the Kitten detailed above at the price of £

The Purchaser is satisfied with the observed health status of the Kitten at the time of sale.

The kitten is registered as part of the litter on the blue breeders slip, this needs to be sent to the address on the enclosed care sheet (unfortunately at this time, TICA will not allow breeders to register kittens to new owners using their online service), (you will need a scanner and a Paypal account to do it this way).

The Purchaser is to keep the Kitten as a household pet only in appropriate conditions for its health and welfare and is to be fed an appropriate diet for it’s age and condition. The kitten should be kept as an indoor only cat, unless there is an enclosed, safe garden or a cat enclosure. This is due to the trusting nature and beauty of these cats, and the fact that they are unable to defend themselves against attack from other animals sufficiently. These cats are valuable and unfortunately, it is not unknown for them to be stolen.

If the Purchaser wishes to rehome the Kitten for any reason the Breeder maintains first refusal for the life of the Kitten.  First refusal means that the Purchaser must offer the Kitten to the Breeder first.

The Kitten shall not be sold, given, willed or donated to any pet shop, establishment or any other person without the Breeder’s prior written consent. Permission to transfer ownership is not guaranteed and will be given only to specific suitable third parties. Permission will not be granted until such time as the Kitten has been spayed/neutered and the approved party has entered into a legally binding Agreement with the Breeder.

The Purchaser understands that if there is a breach to any of the terms of this Agreement, or if the Kitten is neglected, maltreated or failing to receive adequate medical care the Purchaser is to immediately surrender the Kitten to the Breeder unconditionally and without financial restitution or compensation. If it becomes necessary to take legal action to repossess the Kitten all travel and necessary legal expenses shall be the sole responsibility of the Purchaser.

If the Kitten is sold as having show potential the Breeder cannot guarantee success in competition.

The Breeder has insured the above kitten for the first four week period, the Kitten having been vaccinated and examined at least twice by a qualified veterinary surgeon and is in full health to the best of the Breeder’s knowledge. It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to continue the insurance to cover the full cost of the Kitten and to ensure that the Kitten is able to receive the best veterinary care if necessary in the future.

The Breeder’s responsibility is limited to a replacement kitten only. No cash refunds are given. Please refer to our Health Guarantee document which is included and forms part of this Agreement. 


Health Guarantee 

Congenital / Hereditary Defects

 If . . . . . should die of a congenital defect (not a disease or accident) within the first thirty six (36) months of her life, Carolyn will replace . . . .  free of charge with a kitten of comparable quality and value when available and upon the production by . . . . of a post-mortem document issued by a qualified veterinary surgeon identifying the cause of death. Carolyn reserves the right to have the post-mortem examination confirmed by our veterinary surgeon, Michael Edwards. She also reserves the right not to provide a free kitten if a payment is proven to have been made to . . .  by a Pet Insurance company on the sad passing of . . . . .

 

 General Health

Carolyn has done everything in her power to ensure that  . . . .  is a healthy cat. As such she guarantees that she is free of FeLV and FIV at the time of transfer and is also free of any visible illnesses / diseases. By signing this contract you indicate that you are satisfied with the observed health status of  . . . . at the time of sale. For this health guarantee to be valid, Carolyn asks that the health of . . . . . is verified by  . . . ’s own vet within 7 days of transfer to her new home and that in the meantime, she is isolated from other cats / animals.  

 . . . .  is fully house trained, has been wormed three times and vaccinated twice with Purevax RCP  - which is a non-adjuvanted vaccine against Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirosis and infectious Panleucopenia. She has been vet checked at least twice and has been passed fit to leave for her new home and to travel. She has been treated with Advantge flea drops as a precaution one day prior to transfer. 

 . . . .  is from parents that have been DNA tested and found to be clear for the MYBPC3 gene associated with HCM in Ragdolls and also clear for the known defective gene associated with PKD in Ragdolls. 

 This initial Health Guarantee is valid for 7 days after purchase, providing that there has been no contact with any other cats or animals and that . . . .  has not had access to the outdoors during this time. The Health Guarantee is also reliant on . . . .  being checked by a qualified veterinary surgeon within 7 days of being in her new home who documents that . . . . . is not in good health.  If illness occurs within this 7 days, (as long as . . . . . has been kept away from other animals) , . . . . will return him to Carolyn within 24 hours.  Subject to Carolyn’s veterinary surgeon assessing . . . . .’s welfare and health status and verifying the absence of accidental poisoning or physical damage to her, she will replace . . . . .  free of charge with a kitten of comparable quality and value as soon as one is available. 

 Due to the controversy and possible health implications related to the Feline Leukaemia “FLV” vaccination, Carolyn does not recommend its use. If  . . .  chooses to have . . . . . . vaccinated against FLV, Carolyn will not be responsible for any adverse reaction caused to . . . .  and the Health Guarantee will be void.

 Michael Edwards at The Cardiff Cat Clinic has carried out all vaccinations and examined . . . .  at least twice and found her to be in excellent health - fit to travel and be rehomed. 

  

By signing this Agreement you are entering into a legally binding agreement for the purchase of the above described kitten and confirm that you understand and agree to all the terms described herein.

 

AS WITNESS the hands of the parties