The purpose of this contract is to protect all parties: the purchaser, the seller, and the cat or kitten. If there are any problems, questions, concerns, or issues that you need help with, 10ecats Persians is always here. We want the adoptive parent(s) and/or family to be completely happy with the new kitten and his or her transition to the new home. Transitioning is easy for some kittens but more difficult for others, and kittens/cats handle stress in various ways. If there are ANY issues please call 10ecats Persians, who will provide you with all the help she can to make this time easier for the new parents and the kitten.
Deposits are non-refundable for any reason. If for any reason, purchaser is unable to complete the purchase of chosen cat/kitten, deposit may be applied to another cat/kitten of purchaser's choosing/, Availability is not guaranteed,
The seller guarantees the kitten to be in good health at the time of purchase for a period of 48 hours. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to have the kitten examined by a veterinarian within 48 hours. Within that 48 hour period, if found to be seriously medically deficient, the seller will take the kitten back and refund payment, less the deposit and any shipping charges, under the following conditions: the seller is provided with proper documentation, from a licensed veterinarian, stating the medical issue and that the cat is seriously medically deficient; a second examination by a veterinarian of the seller’s choice corroborates these claims. This cat/kitten is not guaranteed against respiratory disease, fleas, ringworms or any nuisance disease. After the 48 hour period, the seller can no longer guarantee the cat’s health, except for birth defects.
The seller guarantees the cat against lethal genetic or congenital defects for 9 months following the date of purchase. If, during these 9 months, the cat should die or have to be destroyed due to a genetic or congenital defect, the seller will replace the cat/kitten with a cat/kitten at the seller’s earliest convenience, should the following conditions be met: the purchaser provides the seller with a necropsy by a licensed impartial Veterinary Pathologist, at the purchaser’s expense, stating that the cause of death is unquestionably a genetic or congenital defect; a second examination by a veterinarian of the seller’s choice corroborates these claims.
Unless breeding rights have been authorized by seller, the buyer agrees that the kitten will be spayed/neutered by the time the kitten reaches five lbs. or six months of age, whichever comes first, at buyer’s expense. Within three months of receiving the kitten, purchaser will provide the seller with either documentation of the spay/neuter appointment or the veterinarian’s guarantee that the appointment exists and will be carried out. Proof (e.g., veterinary bill, phone call from veterinarian) that the cat has been sterilized must be provided before the cat reaches six months of age. If the cat is not spayed/neutered by five lbs. or six months of age and/or proof of sterilization is not provided, seller will enforce breach of contract for the maximum dollar amount.
Under NO circumstances shall this kitten be de-clawed. Declawing is amputation and is often the cause of litter box problems (“inappropriate elimination”). This can lead to abuse or abandonment of the cat/kitten, a risk that the seller is not willing take. The purchaser agrees to, under no circumstances, allow the cat to be declawed.
It is understood that the Persian breed requires care and maintenance that surpasses that of other breeds. Some Persians require weekly/monthly baths; their coat should be combed daily to protect from matting; and eyes/nose must be cleaned daily to prevent infection. The purchaser agrees to maintain the health and cleanliness of cat. Cats may be shaved with a "lion cut" during warm months to prevent overheating or from excessive matting.
Under no circumstances should Persian cats be left outdoors unattended. Persian cats have been bred as indoor pets for several hundred years, and cannot survive in "the wild" We understand that many have a curious nature and may escape on rare occasion. But we ask that these cats be kept indoors to the best of your ability unless on harness or an enclosed outdoor catio.
We also ask that if purchaser is unable to keep the cat/kitten for any reason, that they be returned to breeder for rehoming. No refunds of any kind will be given in this case. Please do not ever hand over Persian cats to a shelter or pound. We treasure every cat and kitten, and will do everything we can to guarantee good care for their lifetime.