Adoption Contract

Mythical Sphynx Cattery Adoption Contract

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Adoption Fees & Registration
The purchase price of my kittens, at this time, is $2000.00. The waitlist and deposit fees will be credited and the balance is due on the day of pickup. If no kittens are available, you may get on our waitlist for $100 (non-refundable). The waitlist puts you in line to pick your kitten from the next available litter. Waitlist fees will be applied toward the adoption fee of a kitten. A non-refundable, deposit of $500 is due to reserve a kitten at about 8 weeks. You pick the kitten and if you have a name, I will have him/her knowing their name when he/she comes home.
What The Adoption Fee Includes:
Registration with TICA associations
All Vaccines needed for life
Health certificate
Microchipped
Neutered/spayed
1 month of free insurance
Goody bag
Rights To Show
All kittens are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA) with all rights to show. You will need to complete the registration once you have picked a name and the kitten is home with you. Your kitten will be microchipped, which you will also need to register. We practice early spay/neuter and your kitten will be spayed/neutered prior to being released to you. If you wish to show your kitten we would love to help you in any way to make it a fun and positive experience.
Health Guarantees & Considerations
General Health Guarantee (48 Hours): Your kitten will receive age appropriate vaccinations (total of three sets), DNA test for HCM (when available), deworming, and microchip. We will provide you with the health/vaccination record and microchip registration paperwork. The breeder guarantees the kitten to be in good health at the time of the pick-up/shipping for a period of 48 hours. For the 48 hour quarantine period, you must quarantine your kitten separate from other animals in your home (if applicable). It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to have the kitten examined by a licensed veterinarian within 48 hours. Within that 48 hour period, if a serious medical deficiency is found, the breeder will take the kitten back with proper documentation from a licensed veterinarian as to the medical issue. The purchaser may return the purchased kitten for a refund of the purchase price, less the reservation fee. The kitten must be returned within 7 days of receipt in order to receive a refund. After the 48 hour period, the breeder can no longer guarantee purchased kittens' health aside from genetic/congenital defects. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide a copy of the receipt of post purchase exam, done by a veterinarian, to the breeder. If the kitten dies within that 48 hour period, the breeder will replace the kitten with a kitten of their choice at their earliest convenience. The buyer must provide a Necropsy report by a licensed impartial veterinary pathologist stating the cause of death to be unquestionably a genetic or congenital defect.
Non-Genetic/Congenital Health Disclaimer
This kitten is NOT guaranteed against respiratory illness, fleas, ringworm or any nuisance disease. Upper respiratory infections can be a common occurrence for a kitten undergoing the stress of moving from one home to another or when shipping I recommend starting immune system boosters, such as Kitty Bloom and I-lysine as soon as you get your kitten home to help head off respiratory infections.
Breeder Cost Liability Disclaimer
The breeder assumes no liability nor responsibility for any veterinarian care/costs for the purchased kitten(s) after buyer takes possession of said kitten(s). Under no circumstances will the breeder be responsible for any veterinarian bills incurred by the purchaser.
Included Health Insurance
The breeder will provide 30 days of free Health Insurance through Trupanion. We provide the Certificate of Insurance to you when you get your kitten. You must register the kitten within the first 24 hours in order for it to take effect. After the 30 days you may choose to obtain insurance or not.
No Breeding Rights (exceptions do apply)
Our kittens are generally sold without breeding rights and will be spayed/neutered before the buyer takes possession. Under no circumstances will kittens leave our cattery intact to individuals that are not a registered and ethical breeder.
Rehoming Provisions
The purchaser agrees that under NO circumstances will the kitten ever be sold or given to a pet shop, animal shelter, research laboratory, or similar facilities. Should the purchaser for any reason including death, not be able to keep the purchased kitten, the breeder has the FIRST option to either purchase the kitten back (less the reservation fee) or help place the kitten in a new home. This request is made to avoid one of our kittens ending up in a situation/home that is not ideal. We feel a lifelong commitment to the kittens we bring into this world. If a life circumstances happens please do not feel hesitant to contact us. We want our kitten(s) to be with their new family throughout their life if possible, however, if they cannot for any reason, we will be more than happy to assist with rehoming.
No Outdoor Living
Under NO circumstances shall this kitten be permitted/forced to live outdoors. If you choose to take your kitten on walks or to play outside, please do so with the utmost of care. Due to their hairlessness and delicate skin Sphynx breed are more prone to sunburn, going outside could also expose them to disease they wouldn't come into contact with inside the home.
Dangerous Vaccines
We do not vaccinate our felines against Feline Leukemia. These cats become immune to this disease after they are one years of age. Therefore, it is not recommended and can be dangerous. If you choose to give your kitten this vaccine this contract will be voided to include all health guarantees by the breeder. Additionally, we do not vaccinate our cat after the initial kitten and rabies shots. Since they are strictly indoors it is not necessary. Make a decision based on your situation.
Declawing
Under NO circumstances shall this kitten be declawed. It is a cruel amputation that cuts off their "fingers" up to the first knuckle and something we do not allow. If it is found that you have declawed your kitten, your adoption will be terminated, all rights forfeited, and the kitten will become the property of the breeder. You will be provided with proper care instructions to help keep their nails trimmed to encourage proper behavior. We have been maintaining the kittens nails since 1 week of age and they are very familiar with the process. They also have been introduced to scratching posts/surfaces and have been taught to use them. For more information and helpful tips read through our Sphynx Book of Knowledge and message us with any questions or concerns. We consider our kitten(s) families part of our extended family and want to help make your experience as a Sphynx owner fun and enjoyable.
Legal Action
Any legal action which may arise under the terms of this contract will be brought to Henderson County where we reside. The purchaser shall be liable for all expenses in the amount of the purchase of the kitten, shipping expenses, associated veterinary expenses and costs resulting from litigating this contract, and any damages caused to the reputation of Mythical Sphynx Cattery. This document is a legally binding contract. In signing this document the purchaser acknowledges he/she read and fully understands and agrees to ALL of the terms and conditions stated above.
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