Adoption Policy

All kitten(s) will receive the age-appropriate vaccinations. Additionally, all kittens from Elite Siberian Cattery will be de-wormed at least once before they are transferred to buyers. All kitten(s) sold to buyers will be provided with a health record indicating good health to the best knowledge of Elite Siberian Cattery.

By purchasing a kitten(s) from Elite Siberian Cattery, the Buyer agrees to the following stipulations. Within 72 hours of obtain a kitten(s), the Buyer must have the kitten examined by a licensed veterinarian. Any negative findings of the examination must be reported to the Elite Siberian Cattery. Minor Upper Respiratory infections that are stress induced will not need to be reported. Any other adverse findings must be reported to Elite Siberian Cattery and accompanied by a written report by the licensed veterinarian. The report must include the diagnosis and any test results.

The Buyer can return the kitten(s) to Elite Siberian Cattery for a refund of the purchase price. Refunds do not include the $400.00 reservation fee or any travel/medical costs incurred by the Buyer.

Elite Siberian Cattery guarantees against congenital diseases for the period of three months from the date of purchase. Kittens who decease within three months after purchase as a clear outcome of congenital disease will be reimbursed 50% of costs excluding deposit should the congenital disease as a cause of death be confirmed by an autopsy performed by a licensed veterinarian. Elite Siberian Cattery does not extend this policy to cats diagnosed with genetic disease, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

Replacement cats will be comparable quality and cost. Replacement cats are issued at the discretion of the breeder.

After transfer of kitten to the Buyer, all vaccination and veterinary costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. All kittens purchased at Elite Siberian Cattery must be sprayed or neutered when they reach a certain age: 4-6 months for females and 6-8 months for males. The kitten(s) will be registered with The International Cat Association. Pedigree paperwork will not be released to the Buyer until he or she provides certification from a licensed veterinarian showing that the kitten(s) has been neutered or sprayed. Spraying and neutering is required for the protection of the Neva Masquerade Siberian breed. Should the Buyer fail to neuter or spray the kitten(s) within 8-10 months of birth, the Elite Siberian Cattery reserves the right to repossess the kitten without refund or reimbursement. Elite Siberian Cattery will provide notice to the Buyer, who is obligated to return the kitten(s) within 14 days of receiving notice.

By purchasing a kitten(s) from Elite Siberian Cattery, the Buyer agrees that said kitten(s) will never be declawed under any circumstances and conditions. Cats have claws which are an essential to feline’s lifestyle and character. When a kitten is declawed, the first joint of each toe is amputated. The pain from this procedure is present for months, and sometimes years. Cats are intelligent creatures, and there are educational alternatives, such as teaching them to use scratching posts, that can be learned. Firmly setting boundaries and rules, as well as redirecting undesirable behavior will train the cat to behave. Elite Siberian Cattery firmly believes declawing to be cruel, inhumane, and incapacitating for the cat. Such trauma will negatively impact your kitten’s disposition and personality.

In the event the Buyer can no longer keep the cat due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, Elite Siberian Cattery reserves the first right to the kitten without reimbursement or refund. The Buyer agrees to keep the cat, and not to give away, sell, or lease the cat to any individual, animal shelter, pet store, or breeding facility. To transfer ownership of the kitten(s), the Buyer must first get written permission from Elite Siberian Cattery.