Kitten purchase contract:
*This is an example contract*
Breeder: Melanie Leas
TICA Cattery ID: EliteRagdolls #40507
Deposit amount received:
Deposit received by: PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, other
*Deposits are non-refundable*
Amount due at pick up:
Kitten sold as:
Pet only_______ Show Quality_______ Breeding Rights_______
Conditions of Sale:
Buyer accepts full responsibility for the care of this kitten and agrees to the following terms:
1. Buyer shall agree to provide the kitten with:
a. A life-long commitment, veterinary care, proper grooming and responsible care for the kitten, included but not limited to yearly check-ups and vaccinations
b. A safe environment and proper, nutritious quality food given at regular intervals and fresh, clean water at all times.
c. An indoor home only. The kitten should not be allowed to roam freely outdoors.
d. A clean litterbox that is changed daily. If sharing litterboxes with other cats/kittens, it is extremely important to keep the litter fresh as stepping in feces and urine and then ingesting it can causes illness.
e. A non-caged living space. The kitten should have ample space to roam and play and should not be kept in a cage for an extended period of time.
f. Scratching posts and scratch pads. Kittens are not to be declawed for any reason. Declawing is the amputation of the tips of the fingers and toes and is an inhumane procedure.
g. A forever home. The kitten should not be given away, resold or abandoned for any reason, to anyone without written consent to the breeder.
2. In the event the buyer can no longer care for the kitten for any reason, the breeder should get first right of refusal and if breeder accepts the kitten, the buyer assumes all expenses to provide the kitten/cat back to said breeder.
a. In the event the buyer can no longer care for the kitten and the breeder resumes care for the animal, the kitten/cat must be examined by a licensed veterinarian within three calendar days prior to arriving back to the breeder having tested negative for the following:
ii. Ringworm, heartworm and other parasites (by having culture taken and sent to the lab).
iii. All medical records will be transferred, and ownership will automatically revert back to the breeder. All veterinarian costs and transportation expenses shall be the buyer’s responsibility.
iv. In the event the breeder is not able to take the kitten back, the breeder will try to find the kitten/cat a forever home.
3. Health and genetic diseases guarantee:
a. Breeder provides the buyer a limited, five-day health and a one year-health guarantee for the kitten/cat
b. Buyer should have the kitten examined by a licensed veterinarian within five business days from the date the kitten is picked up from the breeder.
i. The kitten shall not have any contact with any other animal until the examination is complete.
ii. If the kitten is found ill with a life-threatening disease during that examination, the buyer may return the kitten within 48 hours for a kitten of equal value and color (when a kitten is available).
iii. Any veterinarian bills and/or costs and debts on behalf of this kitten is the sole responsibility of the buyer. The breeder shall offer no cash refunds for any reason.
iv. The health guarantee does not include viruses, colds, traumas, UTI’s, fleas, fungus, mites or any other type of parasite, any other airborne sickness, etc. as they can be contracted after the kitten leaves the breeder’s house.
v. If the kitten dies of a genetic defect within one physical year of the date of birth, the breeder will replace the kitten with another kitten of equal value and color, when possible, as long as:
1. The kitten was examined originally within the five-day period from the date of sale by a licensed veterinarian.
2. The genetic defect is evident in performed necropsy by a licensed veterinarian and such report is submitted to the breeder.
3. The breeder’s veterinarian is in agreement with the result of the performed necropsy report.
4. Spay/neuter policy:
a. The kitten will be spayed/neutered at the time of purchase OR buyer agrees to spay/neuter their kitten within one year of purchase.
b. When proof of spay or neuter is provided to the breeder (paperwork from a licensed veterinarian must be provided), the breeder will then provide buyer with all TICA paperwork to properly register the kitten.
c. The kitten is not to be mated with any cat unless breeding rights are purchased.
d. If the contract is breeched by mating the cat, you agree to pay breeder a breeding rights fee of $2500.
e. No TICA paperwork will be provided to buyer if the buyer breeches this contract by mating the cat.
5. Breeder promises:
a. The breeder promises to not sell or rehome a kitten less than 11 weeks of age (per TICA regulation)
b. The breeder promises to provide good nutritional food in the form of dry food and canned food up until the time of pick up.
c. The breeder promises to have the kitten litterbox trained by the time of pick up.
d. The breeder promises to provide two rounds of vaccinations, deworming and vet checks by the time the kitten is picked up between 11 and 12 weeks of age.
e. The breeder promises to provide weekly pictures/videos once a deposit has been made.
By signing below, you (the buyer) are stating that you have read and understand the full terms and conditions of this contract and are willingly entering into this agreement with breeder. If the terms listed above are not met, the contract becomes null and void as not following the contract will negate the health of the said kitten.
Also, by signing below, you are agreeing that the kitten purchased appears to be in excellent health, there are no signs of illness, mites, fleas, trauma or genetic defects.
Buyer’s Signature________________________________________ Date:__________
Breeder’s Signature______________________________________ Date:__________
I, Melanie Leas, have received full payment for a (male, female) kitten, born on _____________________. It is my believe that the kitten is in good health and is ready to go to his/her new home.
Breeder’s signature_________________________________________ Date:_____________