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CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ADOPTION
of an Asian Bamboo Bengal Kitten as a Pet

 
 

This contract applies only to the Buyer and Seller
The transaction represented by this contract is between Deborah Cadigan-Little, dba Asian Bamboo Bengals of Ramona, CA, as seller, and the designated purchaser/buyer. The terms, conditions, and responsibilities of any and all parties cannot be transferred to any other party. The contract is executed in Ramona, CA and is subject to the laws of the State of California where any and all enforcement actions of this agreement shall be executed.

Isolate the kitten for a period not less than 14 days.

The new kitten must be isolated from other pets, especially other cats, for not less than 14 days. One reason for this is to be sure that any infectious disease has time to manifest itself in the new kitten, or other pets, before they are introduced. Another reason, and a very good one, is that it allows for a period of time in which you and your kitten may bond. The kitten will then be more secure when introduced to the larger household. Please note that failure to do this will render all guarantees null and void.

Have the kitten examined by a certified veterinarian within 72 hours of the kitten arriving at Buyers home.
Our kittens are guaranteed to be of sound health, at the time of sale, and for a period of 72 hours. You must have the kitten examined by a certified veterinarian within 72 hours of the kitten arriving at Buyers home. Please note that failure to do this will render all guarantees null and void. If the kitten is found to be ill, during that time (1st 72 hours), it must be reported immediately, with confirmation from a certified veterinarian. If the condition is treatable, Asian Bamboo Bengals will reimburse for reasonable and customary veterinary medical charges. If the kitten is found to be medically deficient with an un-treatable or life-threatening condition steps will be taken to provide for the return of the kitten. Upon the return/demise of the ill kitten, a replacement kitten of equal value will be provided as soon as nature permits, hopefully within 6 months.

Our kittens are guaranteed against any congenital defects for one year.
Should the kitten die or become ill during that time, as a result of a congenital defect, the kitten will be replaced with another of equal value as soon as nature permits, hopefully within 6 months. Replacement is dependent upon the return or demise of the kitten. This will be done ONLY with a certified veterinarian's certificate of necropsy and cause of death, in the event of death, or certification of specific congenital illness or defect.

Provide proper vaccinations for the kitten on a schedule determined to be proper by a certified veterinarian.

It is essential that your kitten be vaccinated and checked for parasites (internal and external) on a schedule prescribed by a certified veterinarian. You will be provided a medical record for the kitten along with other paperwork. Be sure to review the medical record with your veterinarian and get a recommendation for follow-up.

Maintain the kitten as an indoor-only pet, This provision will be strictly enforced.
Do not allow the kitten outside unless on a leash or contained within a secure, fenced area designed and constructed to ensure the kitten's safety and health, and that prevents escape and disallows other animals from entry. There are very few breeders who will sell to a household that lets the cat run outside - even just a little bit. There is the risk of cars, dogs, wild animals and even cruel humans. The major cause of death for cats is the automobile (getting hit by a car or consuming anti-freeze).

A safe alternative is to give your kitten access to the outdoors but in a controlled environment. Create an enclosed outdoor area for your cat to play in once each day, or teach him to walk on a leash and harness. Either option will allow him access to the outdoors in a controlled, safe manner. After all, you have invested a great deal of time, emotion, and money in your new kitten - why take the risk of serious injury, disease, death, or loss to a dishonest person?


Provide a safe and healthy environment for this kitten.
This should go without saying. The major problem is that well-meaning pet owners often do not realize potential dangers in the home. As a responsible pet owner, you can take a few simple steps that will go a long way toward keeping your pet healthy and happy. Pet proofing your home can lower the risk of a serious pet accident occurring. A pet owner needs to be aware of several potential dangers. Poisons in the home that can kill or seriously injure your pet include some kinds of house plants, pesticides, and medications. Low electrical cords are extremely hazardous when chewed. Keep harmful objects out of your kitten's reach. A little prevention may be just enough to avoid a tragedy from happening in your home.


Keep the kitten clean, well-fed with nutritious food; clean, fresh water; and provide the kitten with plenty of attention.
Owning any animal means being responsible for providing appropriate and humane care. Of course you are expected to provide the kitten with adequate food, water, and access to a hazard-free area for play and never cage except for travel, health, showing or similar reasons.

Never have any of the kitten's paws de-clawed.
This provision will be strictly enforced.
Scratching is a natural behavior of cats and they may be defenseless without full use of their claws if they, either intentionally or unintentionally, go outdoors. Because scratching is a normal behavior, and one which cats are highly motivated to display, it is unrealistic for owners to try to prevent their cats from scratching. Unfortunately, many cat owners simply choose to declaw their cat(s) instead of resolving the scratching problems by redirecting the behavior onto acceptable objects. More on that later, but first, consider the following: Declawing is an elective surgical procedure that is without benefit to the cat. Declawing is an irreversible surgical procedure performed by a veterinarian while the cat is under general anesthesia. Hospitalization for 1-2 days may be required. As the back feet are rarely used for scratching, the front feet are usually the only ones declawed. A cat's toe has three bones; the claw grows from the end of the last bone. In declawing, the veterinarian amputates the end section of the last bone, along with the claw. This removes the claw and prevents it from growing back. The toe is then sewn shut with absorbable sutures or closed with surgical skin glue, and each paw is bandaged snugly to control bleeding. Why would any cat lover want to put their precious loved one through this unnecessary procedure?

 
Provide immediate medical care if the cat/kitten shows signs of illness or distress.
That cute little kitten stole your heart and now he's part of your family. You love him to death, but remember -- you are responsible and taking care of your cat is a year round duty. You should keep a detailed medical file on each pet to remind you when vaccines are due and when the last fecal sample was checked. Your kitten can't tell you how it's feeling so you must familiarize yourself with its normal behavior. That way you will know when they are sick.

The annual physical is probably the most overlooked health need for cats. It is not enough to take your cat to a veterinarian when a health problem already exists. Preventive vaccinations and early detection of diseases are the keys to successfully treating your pet.


Notify Asian Bamboo Bengals if, for any reason, you can no longer keep this kitten in your home.
If, within the first 30 days, the kitten needs to be returned for other than kitten related health problems (as stated above), including but not restricted to any human allergies or pet conflicts, a fifty percent (50%) refund of the purchase price (but not shipping costs) will be returned to you after the kitten is returned to Asian Bamboo Bengals at your expense and the kitten is determined to be in good health.

After 30 days, if the kitten needs to be re-homed, it is required that the you contact Asian Bamboo Bengals for assistance in, and approval of, the relocation. No relocation may occur without the expressed, written consent of Asian Bamboo Bengals. Please note the following restrictions.

Never sell, lease, lend, give, or abandon the kitten to a shelter, pound, pet store, animal humane organization, veterinarian, researcher organization, or any similar organization, institution, or person. This provision will be strictly enforced.
Asian Bamboo Bengal kittens are placed in what, at the time, is believed to be a responsible, cat-loving, home. However, sometime events occur that make it impossible for the cat to remain in the home. It is required that the you contact Asian Bamboo Bengals for assistance in the relocation of the cat to another responsible, cat-loving home. Please note that failure to do this will be considered a breach of the terms and conditions of this contract and trigger the remedies specified.


Never neglect or abuse this kitten.
It is regrettable that this condition must be included, however, experience has shown that some people do not understand their responsibilities as a cat owner, and so we include it for the sole protection of the cat. Neglect shall include, but is not limited to: being left alone without human companionship for periods in excess of 72 hours; lack of proper sanitary facilities; poor diet; poor health, and otherwise poor condition. Mistreatment shall include, but is not limited to: lack of proper food, lack of water and physical abuse.

Make provision for the care of the kitten in case the you should die or otherwise become unable to care for the kitten.
Pets usually have shorter lives than humans so it is natural that we give little thought to what would happen to our kitten should something happen to us. But what if you are the one who becomes ill or incapacitated, or who dies first? You should give this very careful thought and then talk with the person(s) that you wish to assume responsibility for the cat(s) should you no longer be able to care for them. Upon their agreement you should then inform other members of your family and friends and put it in writing.

Abide by the return privileges as stated herein.
The kitten cannot be returned after the first 72 hours if it has been exposed to other animals that have not been currently vaccinated for FeLV and FIV. Please refer to the Health Guarantee for more information.


Abide by the breach of contract terms as stated herein. This provision will be strictly enforced.
If at any time you are determined to be in breach of any of the terms and conditions stated herein, the Seller reserves the legal right to remove the animal from the premises and the buyer will surrender the cat/kitten alive, any and all progeny alive together with appropriate papers to the Seller unconditionally and without compensation or refund and pay the seller a non-punitive sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to defray costs of material, time and talent involved in the recovery.


DECLARATION: I, __________________________________ have read these Terms & Conditions and discussed them with dba Asian Bamboo Bengals. I understand these terms and conditions and agree that they are reasonable and customary and it is my intention to abide by them in both word and spirit.

Signed: ________________________________________________

Date: ________________________________

 

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