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Sold a cat with autoimmune problems, left high and dry

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Connie was amazing at the start when we contacted her in March of 2021 wanting to buy a savannah. We chose a f2 that she had bred and sold to another family, the family couldnt keep her so we purchased the kitten for $7,000.

Connie gave us a health gurantee on the kitten as well as all of her original paperwork. Fast forward to a week ago, my wife was laying down petting our cat, when she noticed blood on her hand. She checked our cat and she was bleeding from her pores, we rushed her to our local vets office and long story short, after two days of vet care, medication, and tests. We were told that she was dying from an autoimmune disorder and there was nothing we would be able to do.

We were willing to do a blood transfusion or anything, and there was nothing as the cat was doomed from the start due to poor health issues we could have never seen coming. We dont think Connie could have foreseen this either, what we do think she could do is stand by her health gurantee, the health of the animals shes breeding, and her name.

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Glynda A

Red Rock Savannahs Connie Land Buyer Beware

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I contacted Red Rock Savannahs, Connie Land, December 2017. I stated that I was looking for a male Savannah kitten to breed to my F3 female (1 yr. old) and a mentorship relationship with the breeder of said kitten. Connie agreed to be my mentor (as I have never bred) and sold me a 10 week old f5 male kitten from Athena x Gladiator. She offered him at $4,500.00 with breeding rights. She stated that the male kittens from the pairing had proved to be fertile and that there would be no problems with fertility. She sent pictures of the available males in the litter and asked that I chose one and make a down payment. After the initial call, I heard from Connie frequently mostly asking for my choice of a kitten and a payment. One text she sent read "If I were you I wouldn't stress over flights (to fly to her cattery). I'd worry about sending me a downpayment to hold the kitten because someone else is looking at them." After I sent the initial payment I never heard from her again, until she stated she needed the balance to be paid off 10 days before I came for a kitten. She stated she'd pick me up at the airport and take me to see the kittens before taking me to the hotel. However, upon landing I received a text stated something had come up and was advised to take an Uber or shuttle and she'd get me the next day. I went to her cattery and saw the kittens and the queens and kings she uses in her breeding program. She spent time with me and it was very educational and interesting. Vegas (the kitten) and I flew back the next day. I contacted her to let her know we'd arrived safely and I never heard from her again until I contacted her August 2018 to let her know that Vegas and Nema had successfully bred. She replied "Yay" and I never heard anything else. Nema apparently had a false heat, absorption, or ate her kittens. She definitely appeared pregnant and got big enough to struggle with jumping up to surfaces. I never saw kittens and she went back down to her normal size. I contacted Connie regarding this and she stated that the problem was with my female. She said her lines were proven and she was sure Vegas was fertile. I took Nema to the vet and she said it could have been a false pregnancy (which occurs when bred with an infertile male). The vet scanned her and there were no leftover fetal skeletons in her if an absorption took place. I spoke to Connie about this visit and she said to take Nema back to the vet and ask for a PCR test and vaginal swab. That she probably had a low-grade bacterial infection and that would prevent her from carrying any future liters and that the vet needed to put her on an antibiotic for so many days. I don't know why she thinks Nema has an infection. She has shown no signs of any illness and is the epitome of health and happiness. Nema and Vegas bred again yesterday and today at least seven times. I will enclose below my correspondence to Connie and her response in which she pretty much distances herself from me and says bye-bye sucker. I plan to take Nema to the vet in three weeks to see if she's pregnant and go from there. I'll not contact Connie again. It's simply not helpful. She does not stand behind her kittens or the customers she sells them to. This has been a horrible experience simply because of her lack of support and there has been no mentorship. In her letter notice how she attempts to make me look like a negligent breeder for having "male(S) and female(S) living opening together". I have only one male cat named Vegas and one female cat named Nema. Why would I cage them and keep them separate? I understand why she does because she has so many, but I only have two. My email: "Hi Connie, Vega and Nema have bred today five or six times. I will take her to the vet on February 18th to see if she is pregnant. If at that time, she is not pregnant, I'll ask Vet for a test (as you asked) for any bacterial infection in Nema. I believe it was a PCR and vaginal swab. If this is not correct, please inform me as what you require under the contract. Tell me what you are willing to do if Nema is not pregnant and does not have an infection. I will also text you that I sent this email, as per your request. I'd appreciate a response via email. Thank You," Connie's response: "Hi Glynda I am unsure the official names of the tests. If her white blood cell count is high, i would imagine she has an infection. You will need to discuss the options with your vet. In regards to the contract, Per our conversation in September, Nema was 3 weeks pregnant. We spoke in October, and she was huge and waddling around, next thing she was small. Concerned for the kittens being delivered outside and eaten by her, or a predator. I highly doubt There would not have been remains or blood. I can not guarantee she can carry to term a litter of kittens. You should check your fertility contract of Nema. You need to check on the fertility of your queen. I guarantee fertility not viability of litters. Based on our the information you provided me, Vegas has proven. My guarantee has been fulfilled. Based on my years of this pairing and the multiple males and females in breeding programs, all have proven. In regards to the living conditions, I have never had a breeder keep intact males and females together where there is no control over breeding and frequency. That may greatly impact the success of your breeding program. I would never recommend or suggest them living and breeding whenever they want. Please keep me posted as to outcome of test results. Best of luck!" Three weeks have gone by and I took Nema to vet today. The vet confirmed that Nema is not pregnant and is having another false pregnancy. Buyer Beware Red Rock Savannah's and Connie Land do not stand behind their stock and they sell sterile males for breeding purposes in order to charge more money for kittens.
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