My name is Melanie and I live in Northeastern Indiana on a small horse farm. From a very young age, I have always shown a love for animals. I am a nine year 4-H member. I have experience showing cattle, sheep, chickens and cats. I have travelled to Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Galapagos Islands to study marine ecology and environmental sustainability. I also spent two years living in Mexico working with Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions. While there, I obtained my certification in animal training through the ABC Animal Training Program.
I graduated from Ball State University with a bachelors degree in science and I currently teach Biomedical Science and Biology to high school students.
I am dedicated to improving the breed and producing kittens that have great temperaments and are healthy and loving. I love to travel and look forward to traveling to Europe to import new Kings and Queens to expand the genetic diversity within my breeding program.
All of our kittens are raised in my home and receive an abundance of attention and affection from myself, my three children and our German Shepherd. Every kitten is socialized and litter-box trained before they head to their new home. None of our kittens or adults are caged and they always have free access to roam and explore as they wish. Our cats are first and foremost our pets. Their happiness and well-being are our top priority here at Elite Ragdolls. Because the health and safety is our number one concern, we are a closed cattery; visitors are not allowed into the cattery until all kittens are vaccinated. This policy helps prevent the spread of unwanted diseases to all of our young kittens.
Kittens are guaranteed healthy, parasite and flea free when they leave our cattery. All breeding adults are tested and cleared for 50 major genetic health defects via genetic testing through Wisdom Panel. Each kitten is clear of these diseases by parentage. All kittens will be free of FIV and FeLV as well.
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