Frequently Asked Questions
A DEPOSIT AGREEMENT
SHININ BLUE CATS Cattery
Buyer name _______________________________________________________________________________________
By paying the deposit, the Client agrees to the terms of sale and the contract. The contract is posted on our website. The contract can only be changed by the Seller and only if there are special reasons for this.
Once a buyer has selected a kitten their Deposit is not transferable and does not roll over to another kitten or litter. We expect buyers to pick up their kitten on the scheduled day and the time they specified. If the buyer does not pick up their kitten on their scheduled date and time, then the buyer will forfeit their monies and the kitten will be made available and be sold to another.
The $ 500 deposit is not refundable if the client refuses the kitten or for any reason and cannot pick it up at the age of 12 to 15 weeks old.
If the Client cannot pick up the kitten after 15 weeks old, then the Client is obliged to pay $ 20 for every day of the kitten's stay in the cattery.
We return the deposit only when we decide to refuse to sell the kitten to our clients. We reserve the right not to explain the reason.
The buyer agrees to pay the rest of the amount when he/she picks up the kitten from the cattery. If the kitten is transported by courier, the Buyer undertakes to pay for the kitten two weeks before transportation.
SHININGBLUECATS Cattery Contract
Cat/Kitten Purchase Agreement
(blank if unregistered)
BREED: British Shorthair
COLOR:________________ SEX:__________ DATE OF BIRTH:______________
PURCHASE PRICE: $_________________ WITH BREEDING RIGHTS: NO
PURCHASER AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
This cat/kitten is purchased as a pet. Not for breeding.
Seller recommends that Purchaser take this cat/kitten to a licensed veterinarian within seven days of receipt for their health satisfaction.
Seller warrants that this cat/kitten is presented in sound health and not harboring any diseases or parasites
This kitten is guaranteed to be in good health upon delivery or arrival and for 14 (fourteen) days after that if it is quarantined from other pets and seen by a licensed vet within that time. If found to be medically unsound with a severe or life-threatening congenital condition, the Breeder/Seller must be notified with documentation from a licensed vet. The kitten will be replaced with another kitten of comparable quality and value available. The Breeder/Seller reserves the right to substitute a cash refund. This health guarantee will be waived if the kitten dies of a virus from contact with other animals not bred by the Shining Blue Cats Cattery. This health guarantee is void if the Purchaser has the kitten vaccinated for FIV or FIP in the first year of its life. These vaccines are very stressful to the immune system and are not necessary for the continued health of an indoor-only kitten that doesn’t have repeated contact with other cats.
Shining Blue Cats Cattery guarantees against congenital diseases for one year from the date of purchase. Kittens who decease within one year after purchase as a clear outcome of congenital disease will be replaced should the congenital disease as a cause of death be confirmed by an autopsy performed by a licensed veterinarian (microchip indication is required). Shining Blue Cats Cattery does not extend this policy to cats diagnosed with a genetic disease, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
A replacement will be made of a kitten of comparable quality and value as available, at the discretion of the Breeder/Seller. The Breeder/Seller reserves the right only to substitute a cash refund of the sale price. The owner pays for transportation.
Suppose a kitten dies while in possession of Breeder; the kitten will be replaced as soon as possible. If Purchaser rejects all kittens offered up to a year from the contract, the purchase price will not be returned, and the contract becomes null and void.
Seller does not accept the responsibility of any vet bills unless written authorization states such.
If not spayed or neutered, Kitten purchased as household pets must be spayed or fixed by the Purchaser within six months old. Purchaser agrees to refrain from declawing said cat/kitten, as it is inhumane and considered amputation. Purchaser agrees to care for this cat/kitten by providing adequate indoor facilities, keeping the cat/kitten indoors, maintaining proper nutrition, getting the cat/kitten regular yearly vaccinations as recommended by a licensed veterinarian, and, if deemed necessary, prompt medical attention. Purchaser agrees that this cat/kitten will never be given or sold to any research laboratory, humane society, or similar facilities, nor sold to a third party.
Purchaser agrees that any violation of the terms of this contract may result in the surrender of said cat/kitten, any registration/pedigree papers, to expect no reimbursement of the purchase price, deposit, or expenses incurred, and Purchaser may be subject to monetary damages to Seller.
If the Buyer cannot keep the kitten for any reason, the kitten must be returned to Shining BlueCat. If the kitten is ever returned or surrendered back to the Seller for any reason, except problems covered with the Health Guarantee, once produced, NO refunds will be given to the Buyer.
The cattery has the right to refuse to sell you a kitten. We are also not obliged to tell you the reason for refusal for ethical reasons. If the cattery refuses to sell you a kitten, your $500 deposit is fully refunded.
Purchaser agrees that any court/legal action will be filed/held in Roseburg, Oregon, and will assume responsibility for court costs.
In the continental United States, shipping by plane will be the going rate, including crate.
The seller does not guarantee anything within the control of the airline. Suppose any damage has been caused by an airline, its servants, or employees or caused by another party due to negligence on the airline, its servants, or employees during shipment. In that case, the purchaser may pursue legal action against the party responsible for actual damage only. The purchaser agrees that the kitten will be picked up from the airport on such a date and time that the flight arrives, which will be arranged and agreed to by both purchaser and seller.
The purchaser’s signature indicates that they have reviewed the contract with the Seller before purchasing said cat/kitten and entirely agree to the above terms and conditions.
Email Address: ___________________________________________________
A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will hold this cat/kitten until it is twelve weeks of age. Please fill in the above information, sign the form, and keep a copy for yourself. Balance to be paid in full, including shipping costs, prior to shipping or at pick-up time via money order, cashier's check, or cash.
We do not guarantee our kittens for communicable diseases once they leave our home. They are much like small human children and if they come within contact they will catch it. We do offer replacement kitties for congenital or genetic life-threatening birth defects, for example, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a heart defect (aka HCM) during your kitten first 6 months of life. We also can not guarantee your kitten's health if you make changes to our feeding recommendations. Please use the foods we recommend.
We strive for breeding good health into our bloodlines and do the best we possibly can, but circumstances sometimes are beyond our control. We firmly believe in only using outcross-breeding and the healthiest possible cats in our breeding program.
We do require proof from your Veterinarian in the form of copies of medical records if a problem arises. We then discuss over with our own Veterinarian before making any decisions.
We do not guarantee anything if found due to negligence on the new owner's fault including not feeding the recommended cat foods. Good nutrition is of utmost importance for your growing kittens. If you feed a lesser quality cat food, that is also what you get, Is Less. Expensive isn’t always best. Many new foods that claim to be the best are quite often found to be nutritionally incomplete and just have a good advertising gimmick or sales agent.
You understand and agree that the owners of this site shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, data, or other intangible losses (even if the owners of this site have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from the use or the inability to use the product(s) and or service(s) or any misuse of the product(s) and or service(s) in a manner not in accordance with their intended use.