Purchaser and Seller agree to the following:
- This contract refers to
a registerable purebred Siberian sold as pet quality with limited
registration unless otherwise noted in an addendum. All
registration papers and/or blue slips will be marked 'Not for
breeding' to reflect the cat's pet status.† It is the Purchaserís
responsibility to sterilize the cat before it is five months
old. Failure to do so in a timely manner will void this
- The cat is guaranteed
to be of sound health upon arrival into Purchaser's care. It will
have been vaccinated against Panleukopenia,
Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus.
The Buyer will receive a health record of all vaccines received as
well as a schedule of the vaccines still needed to maintain the
kitten's health in the future. The buyer understands that the cat
will have significant health risks if exposed to cats that are
high-risk. High-risk cats are those that may be unvaccinated, are
carriers of cat viruses or those that are allowed access to
outdoors or have high-risk socialization patterns.
- This cat is guaranteed
against life-threatening congenital defects until its second
birthday. Feline Infectious Peritonitis is considered by the
Breeder to be of a genetic origin. It is the responsibility of the
Purchaser to provide immediate veterinary care to a cat showing
any sign of illness or distress and failure to do so will render
any guarantee null and void. No cat is to be euthanized without
the prior knowledge of the Breeder, except in the case where a
veterinarian considers it the only humane alternative. To do so
will void the guarantee. Should the cat die within the
above-mentioned time period as a direct result of a congenital
defect, the cat will be replaced only if an appropriate necropsy,
paid for by the Purchaser, is performed by a licensed veterinarian
and a veterinarian's certificate is provided as proof of cause of
death. It will then be the Purchaser's choice to receive either a
replacement cat of comparable quality and value or the full
purchase price. The Breeder can, however, at his discretion, opt
to return the purchase price rather than replace the cat.
- The cat can be returned
within the first two-week period for any reason whatsoever for a
refund of the purchase price, less $200.00, as long as vaccines
are up to date and all accompanying papers are returned. This
two-week period is deemed to start on the weekend that the Breeder
feels the cat can be released to its new home. The cat must have a
health certificate issued no more than two days prior to the
return of the kitten if more than three days
time has lapsed.
- All return shipping
expenses and import charges or taxes shall be paid by the
Purchaser. Older cats are also accepted back and we will refund to
you whatever we re-sell the cat for, less $200.00. If the cat can
be re-housed from the Purchaser's home, the entire amount gained
by the re-sale will be given to the original Purchaser.
- The cat will be kept
indoors and not be allowed to roam freely outside. The only time
it is permissible for the cat to be outdoors is when under
supervision on a harness and leash or when protected within an
approved cat enclosure.
- Mindeelyn Siberians must be
contacted if at any time during the cat's life the Purchaser is
unable to keep the cat. The Purchaser agrees to give the Breeder a
chance to re-house the cat. The Purchaser also agrees that the
cat, nor any of its offspring will ever be sold, given, leased
out, rented, loaned to an animal shelter, pet store, commercial or
private laboratory or research and development center.
- If this cat is found to
be neglected or mistreated, the Buyer agrees to surrender the cat
and all rights to the cat to the Breeder or his representative
unconditionally without benefit of refund or any course of
- The Breeder will not be
responsible for any veterinary expenses incurred by the Purchaser
while the cat is in the possession of the Purchaser.
- The total liability of
the Breeder shall in no case exceed the total purchase price of
- The Breeder has made
every effort to raise the healthiest, most well socialized cat
possible. Any health and / or behavioral issues that are known to
the Breeder have been discussed in full with the Purchaser. The
Purchaser understands that a cat is a living creature and that
although the Breeder has made every effort to provide the most
perfect cat possible, health and behavioral problems can still
arise. Should a problem arise, the Purchaser and the Breeder agree
to work together to solve the issue and both agree to abide with
the terms of the signed contract.
- Because this cat's
relatives will have been used in Mindeelyn's
breeding program, the Breeder wishes to be notified of any health
problems discovered in the purchased cat
as it may have an impact on the health of related cats.
- The Breeder has the
right, at his discretion, to cancel this contract at any time
before delivery of the cat. In this case, the full deposit will be
returned to the Purchaser. Should the Purchaser cancel this
agreement before the cat is delivered, or fail to pay the balance
due on time, the cat may be sold to another and the Purchaser's
full deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee.
By signing this document, the contract, we, the Breeder and the
Purchaser, consider it to be legally binding under all circumstances
and in all courts of law. This sales agreement is non-transferable to
other parties. This agreement is not to be superceded
by any other agreements, be they written or verbal, unless accompanied
with signed documentation outlining the new agreement or amendment.
All legal expenses incurred by Mindeelyn
Siberians to enforce the terms of this contract will be paid by the
Purchaser If one clause in this contract is declared void that does not
affect the rest of the contract which shall remain valid.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this
contract, or breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration
administrated by the Arbitration Association in accordance with its
Commercial Arbitration. Rules and judgment on the award rendered by the
arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
To be signed and dated by
both the breeder and the purchaser.