Kitten health guarantee and adoption agreement *
of current health.
The breeder guarantees the adopted kitten has been vet checked and is clinically
healthy at the time of adoption. Is free from communicable diseases for a
period of 72 hours from leaving Zayenah Cattery.
The kitten has been vaccinated twice with an F3 vaccine, administered by a
qualified veterinarian. The kitten has been treated with a broad spectrum
worming product at 8 and 12 weeks of age.
The adopter must notify the breeder of any claim within 24 hours of a
veterinary examination covered under the initial 72 hour period. Should the
kitten be diagnosed to have contracted any serious disease or illness, the
breeder will offer the following options, at the breeders discretion on
condition that the kitten is returned to the breeder within 5 days.
- full refund
- or treatment for the deficiency. All procedures must be discussed and agreed
upon prior to treatment
- or a replacement kitten
Kittens are not guaranteed against accidental death or injury at any time after
The breeder is not responsible for contagious diseases to which the adopted
cat/kitten is exposed to during shipping that are not evident during the
initial guarantee period.
against congenital defects.
The breeder guarantees the adopted kitten against congenital defects for 6
months from the date of adoption.
If within this period a qualified veterinary examination finds the adopted
kitten to be medically deficient with an untreatable or life threatening congenital
defect, excluding accidents or neglect, a written statement from the said
veterinarian must be provided to the breeder to support this.
If the adopted kitten dies within that time as a direct result of a congenital
defect, an autopsy report by a qualified veterinarian at the cost of the
purchaser, must be proved to the breeder as proof of cause of death and to
support any claim under this guarantee.
The adopter must notify any claim to the breeder within 24 hours of such a
Upon return of the adopted kitten and the relevant veterinarian report to the
breeder, or an autopsy report in the case of a deceased kitten, the adopted
kitten will be replaced with another kitten of equal value and equal guarantee. If no replacement kitten is available at the time,
the breeder will have 9 months to furnish the adopter with a satisfactory replacement.
The adopted kitten cannot be returned under this guarantee after this guarantee
period has expired.
If the adopted cat/kitten is euthanised without the prior knowledge of the
breeder, except in the case where a veterinarian considers it the only humane
alternative, this guarantee becomes void.
Where a replacement kitten is requested, or where a euthanasia is requested,
the adopter agrees to grand full access to all veterinary records to the
breeder. Veterinary records include copies of actual visit reports from the
veterinarian stating vaccinations, injuries, test results etc. during the
period the kitten is owned by the adopter.
If the adopted cat/kitten is diagnosed with a minor imperfection not known at
the time of adoption, that requires no treatment and does not interfere with
the normal function and purpose of the adopted cat/kitten, then no replacement or
refund will be given.
No refund or replacement will be given for any condition or defect caused by accident,
neglect or malnutrition.
Conditions of adoption and responsibilities of
It is considered common cattery practice and good animal husbandry to isolate
any new addition to a multi-cat household for a period of time. The adopted
kitten should not be exposed to another cat or kitten that has not been
vaccinated or which has had exposure to other cats or kittens that are not
currently vaccinated. Exposure of the adopted kitten to diseases or hazards
will immediately terminate all health guarantees or options for replacement.
The adopter is responsible for providing immediate veterinary care to the
cat/kitten in the event that it shows signs of illness or distress. Failure to
do so will render this guarantee null and void.
The adopter will continue to maintain the health of the kitten with vaccination
boosters by a qualified veterinarian under current vaccine protocol guidelines.
And appropriate worming or parasite control programs as needed.
The adopter will keep the kitten/cat as an indoor pet throughout its life and
will not permit the kitten/cat to roam outside unattended. Safe outdoor time by
use of a harness & lead, cat proof garden or pet enclosure is permitted.
Failure by the adopted to honour this condition will render this guarantee null
and void, and the kitten/cat may be reclaimed by the breeder for the protection
of the kitten/cat.
The adopter will provide the kitten/cat with an appropriate diet, and water at
If at any time the cat needs to be rehomed, we ask to be notified and will
offer assistance in rehoming. There is no refund for rehoming.
*This agreement is available for public viewing, it may therefore be inferred that the purchaser agrees to the conditions of adoption and is bound by them