Asteri Sphynx Adoption Contract
The SELLER, Asteri Sphynx , provides a 72-hour limited warranty guarantee that the above kitten / cat is in good health at the time of purchase. The SELLER also warranties that the kitten is free of the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), and the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) at the time of purchase. The BUYER must notify the SELLER of any claim under the warranty immediately. If a veterinarian finds the above kitten / cat to have a life-threatening illness, he / she should write and sign a short note on his / her letterhead stationary explaining his / her findings. The kitten may be returned to the SELLER for a full refund or exchange for a new kitten / cat. If no replacement is available at the time of return, the SELLER will have up to one year to furnish a comparable kitten / cat. The kitten / cat cannot be returned for compensation after the guaranteed period has expired and / or if the above kitten / cat has been exposed to another animal. SELLER will not honor any health guarantee if the kitten / cat dies of a virus from contact with another animal not bred by SELLER. It is highly recommended that the above kitten / cat be quarantined during that 72-hour warranty period. Under NO circumstances is the kitten / cat allowed to be euthanized prior to notification of the SELLER.
If the kitten described above should die within 3 year of the date of purchase due to a congenital defect , or is diagnosed with HCM before the age of 3 the SELLER will replace the kitten / cat with another kitten / cat of equal or better quality at no cost to BUYER. The SELLER must receive proof of the defect in the form of a complete autopsy report completed by a licensed veterinarian and performed at the BUYER’s expense. A Veterinarian's certificate is required as proof that cause of death was a direct result of congenital defect. the HCM has to be confirmed by 3 different Board Certified Cardiologist (1 BUYER's choice, 2nd SELLER's choice and 1 independant specialist). The SELLER will make every attempt to replace the kitten / cat with a kitten / cat of equal quality within a timely manner. All shipping costs will be at the expense of the BUYER. The SELLER reserves the right to reserve a cash refund.
The SELLER will have completed all of the age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, medical examining, and spay/neuter by the time of purchase. If the BUYER chooses to vaccinate for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), this warranty is *VOID*. Also, SELLER will not warranty the kitten against any adverse reactions to future vaccinations and diet change.
The SELLER will provide the BUYER with the kitten / cat’s paid registration paper from The International Cat Association (TICA) at the time of purchase or in a timely manner.
It is understood that the degree of hairlessness in a Sphynx vary from cat to cat and that no feline is completely hairless. Fur on tail, feet, and face is common. Furthermore, it is understood that hormones and genetics play an important role in hairlessness and that even though a Sphynx kitten may be almost hairless when sold it is possible said kitten could develop some hair after being Spayed/Neutered or as they grow older. Reasons include but not limited to: weather and climate, and hormonal changes can have a bearing on growth.
Cat/kitten will be kept indoors as a loved member of the family. Cat/kitten will not be caged as a primary living arrangement.
BUYER accepts the responsibility of caring for the kitten / cat and will provide properly for its welfare. BUYER agrees to keep the kitten / cat indoors at all times in a clean and pleasant environment, not caged, and with proper nutrition(raw highly recommended), health care (including yearly veterinarian examinations and vaccinations, teeth cleaning, heart scanned at Board Certified Cardiologist etc.), companionship, and adequate space for exercise. Above kitten / cat is only allowed outdoors while on a leash and while under close supervision. Species appropriate nutrition is an important, and often overlooked aspect of pet ownership. It is highly recommended to feed a balanced raw diet. A cat should not be ingesting large amounts of carbohydrates, starches, vegetables and fruit. A cat is an obligate carnivore.
Due to the lack of fur, Sphynx are more easily chilled than some other breeds. BUYER agrees to provide a suitable warm place for the kitten / cat at all times. We also suggest that you clean litter boxes daily and provide at least one litter box per each two cats.
BUYER understands that if the kitten / cat is found to be neglected or mistreated in any way SELLER shall have the unconditional right to reclaim the above kitten / cat without refund of the purchase price. 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, being caged, providing poor diet, and poor health. Mistreatment shall include, but is not limited to: lack of proper food, lack of proper medical care, lack of fresh water, tattoo and declawing is prohibited and any form of physical abuse. BUYER will be responsible for any veterinary bills directly incurred as a result of any neglect or mistreatment.
BUYER understands that if the kitten / cat is declawed it will render the guarantee *VOID*. BUYER understands that declawing is a mutation involving the amputation of a large portion of the kitten / cat’s toes, which is likely to alter the kitten / cat’s temperament and general well-being. BUYER agrees that above kitten / cat will NEVER be declawed/tattooed and that adequate scratching posts and regular nail trimming will be provided. BUYER understands that declawing/tattoo is considered an act of cruelty as it pertains to this contract.
BUYER agrees that under NO circumstances will the kitten / cat ever be sold, leased, or given to any pet shop, animal shelter, research laboratory, or similar facility. BUYER agrees that under no circumstances will the kitten/cat be sold or given to any persons without written consent of SELLER. Should BUYER not be able to keep the above kitten / cat for any reason, including the incapacitation or death of the BUYER, the SELLER has the first option to take the above kitten / cat back or assist in finding a suitable new home for the kitten / cat. Any re-homing fee will have to be paid by the BUYER. This remains in effect for the entire life of the kitten / cat.
SELLER agrees to provide baths as needed and ear cleanings (as required). The above kitten / cat will leave this Cattery freshly bathed with trimmed nails and freshly cleaned ears. The above kitten / cat will also be litter trained and well socialized, having received much love and attention while in the care of the SELLER.
Any issues should be resolved in between BUYER and SELLER . Any social media posting is forbidden before the issue is resolved. Any medical issue should be resolved between BUYER and SELLER only. Any evaluation must be documented in writing and signed by licensed veterinarian and is subject to confirmation by SELLER's choice of veterinarians.
ASTERISPHYNX scans all adult breeding cats for HCM by board certified cardiologists. BUYER understands that although cats scan negative of HCM there is no guarantee the kitten/cat will not develop HCM over lifetime of the cat. If above kitten is diagnosed with HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy the BUYER will provide an echo-cardiogram report from a board certified veterinary cardiologist. The consideration of HCM / or any hereditary disease will be subject to the evaluation of the SELLER's veterinarian, the BUYER's veterinarian and, if required , a third veterinarian unrelated to either party.
Any legal action which may arise under the terms of this contract will be brought in Lake County, Illinois , USA. BUYER shall be liable for any court costs and related charges including attorney’s fees associated with SELLER enforcing the terms of this contract. In signing this document, BUYER acknowledges that he / she has read, fully understands, and agrees to ALL of the terms and conditions stated above.
BUYER and SELLER agree to ALL of the above stated terms.