Contract of Sale for British Shorthair Cat/Kitten
Date of Purchase__________________________ Deposit Amount (non-refundable) $ 250.00
Breed _________________________ ___________ Date of Birth ___________________________
Sex _______ Color ___________________________________
Purchase Price (without breeding rights) $ __________ $2000.00 (Two Thousand Dollars)
Sire ___________________________________ _________________________
The Seller and Purchaser agree to the following conditions of this agreement:
This kitten is purchased for: SHOW _______ BREEDING _______ PET X .
If kitten/cat is found to be showing signs of congenital malformation which adversely affects the length or quality of the animal’s life within 6 months following sale of the kitten/cat, or the presence of symptoms of a contagious or infectious disease (excluding URI, diarrhea caused by coccidia or giardia, other intestinal parasites and ringworm) within 14 days following sale of kitten/cat, purchaser must provide a signed veterinary certification, which states that kitten/cat was unfit for sale. Should kitten/cat die at anytime after possession and while this health guarantee is in force, a necropsy is required at purchasers’ expense, the results to be given to seller in writing from the veterinary professional that performed the necropsy within 15 days of the necropsy.
Upon conditions above, seller guarantees to replace the kitten/cat with one of same color, gender and equal worth from the next available litter of kittens or at any such later time purchasers are ready. Purchaser will be given the right to choose any kitten/cat from those available to others for sale.
In consideration of extending the mandatory 14 days of health guarantee under the law of Maryland for congenital/genetic defects, purchasers hereby agree this guarantee specifically excludes any and all costs incident to shipping and veterinary expenditures. No monetary refunds either in full or in part will be given, and purchasers will absorb all costs associated with return and/or replacement of any cat/kitten. This guarantee covers both genetic and congenital causes except feline infectious peritonitis FIP, which could be a combination of infection and individual predisposition, (FeLV, FIV, and FIP are NOT genetic and are specifically excluded).The animal must be presented to seller 3 business days after being issued the veterinarian’s certification stating the kitten/cat was UNFIT FOR SALE (at time of sale) unless a separate agreement is reached by the seller and purchaser(s). Unfit for sale certification must be accompanied by all veterinary documentation and tests/labs, which support the diagnosis, and the diagnosis must be verified by an independent veterinarian.
Seller does not guarantee anything within the control of the airline. If any damage has been caused by an airline its servants or employees, or caused by another party due to negligence on the part of the airline, its servants or employees during shipment, purchaser may pursue a legal action against the party responsible for actual damage only. Purchaser agrees that kitten will be picked up from the airport on such a date and time that the flight arrives, which will be arranged and agreed to by both purchaser and seller.
Seller agrees that kitten/cat is in good health to the best of our knowledge with no liens or encumbrances against said kitten/cat. Seller makes no guarantee of show quality in a kitten/cat. Seller urges the purchasers to have the kitten/cat examined by the veterinarian of purchasers’ choice during the first 72 hours after receiving the kitten/cat.
If purchased as a pet and/or show kitten/cat, this excludes kitten/cat being sold for breeding, purchasers agree to neuter male no later than 10 months of age and spay female no later than 6 months of age.
Purchasers are acquiring this kitten/cat as a companion animal and not for breeding/show purposes. As such, it must be spayed/neutered at the appropriate age of 6 months for female and 10 months for male. As such, the seller will retain co-ownership of this kitten/cat until such time this kitten/cat is spayed/neutered, and proper veterinary certificate or other proof of this procedure is provided to the seller. Thereupon co-ownership will be relinquished with all rights to the kitten/cat, not otherwise mentioned in this contract, belonging to the purchasers.
Seller will allow the kitten/cat to be spayed/neutered later than 6/10 months, but spay/neuter must occur no later than the kitten/cat turns 12 months of age unless a separate agreement is entered into between the Seller and Purchaser(s). Purchasers agree and guarantee this kitten/cat will NOT be used for breeding purposes if not purchased for such. Purchasers agree that upon noncompliance with the forgoing spay/neuter agreement, seller will be deemed a 100% owner of this kitten/cat, and thus will have the right to recover the kitten/cat with no money returned to the purchasers.
Purchaser(s) may request (orally or in writing) registration and/or pedigree information to be provided to them after the kitten/cat is neutered/spayed, and seller will forward such documentation provided the above condition of neuter/spay proof has been provided to the seller.
If this cat is sold for "show," seller makes no warranties for the titles this cat will achieve when shown in major association exhibitions.
In the event purchasers are unable or unwilling to own this kitten/cat any longer, purchasers shall surrender the kitten/cat back to the seller. No refund will be due to the purchaser unless a separate agreement is reached at the time this condition occurs. If registration of this cat has already been transferred to the purchasers, purchasers further agree to transfer registration back to the seller at the time of such surrender.
Adequate heated indoor sanitary facilities will be provided and the kitten/cat will not be allowed to roam out of doors. If this kitten/cat is found to be neglected or ill and left untreated for an unreasonable length of time, the purchasers must and will surrender said kitten/cat to seller unconditionally and without compensation to the purchasers, and to reimburse seller for all reasonable costs incurred by seller to reclaim the cat, including but not limited to actual legal costs. If registration of this kitten/cat has already been transferred to the purchasers, purchasers further agree to transfer registration back to the seller at the time of such surrender.
If for any reason beyond the purchasers’ control, the kitten/cat must be euthanized, the breeder/seller must be advised anytime before or within 1 month after euthanasia.
Seller has had kitten/cat inoculated at a reasonable age, and must provide the Purchasers with current health record evidencing specific inoculations and/or other health related treatments.
At Purchasers’ request Seller will provide Purchasers with a Health Certificate from a licensed Veterinarian upon request at least 3 days before the scheduled pick-up of the kitten/cat. Costs of obtaining such Health Certificate are to be paid by the requesting party.
Seller also strongly urges the purchaser to keep her name and address on file with the purchaser’s veterinarian and with any documents pertaining to estate matters in the event of sudden death. Even if a family member plans on taking over the guardianship of the kitten/cat, please have them notify the seller so she may note in her records accordingly. NEVER is the kitten/cat to be placed at a shelter/rescue center! Seller will take the kitten/cat back and rehome it if necessary.
Under no circumstances will this kitten/cat be declawed, demeowed or surgically mutilated in any way unless a written consent is given by the breeder/seller. Under no circumstances will this kitten/cat be sold, leased or given to any pet shop, research laboratory or similar facility.
Written consent by the breeder/seller is required of the purchasers (the person who signed this contract) if he/she wishes to co-own, sell, lease or give kitten/cat to anyone other than the signed purchasers of this agreement. The registration certificate of the kitten/cat mentioned in this contract must be returned to the breeder/seller. It shall be the decision of the breeder/seller if the registration certificate shall be reissued.
NO MONIES shall be returned to the purchasers.
Purchasers please initial this paragraph _______________________________
Purchasers must notify the seller of the purchasers’ name, address and/or telephone number changes so that seller may note in her records accordingly.
This kitten/cat cannot be rehomed without written authorization of the seller. Rehome means placing a kitten/cat in another’s possession for over 30 days. Seller guarantees that she will not withhold authorization unreasonably.
All of the stipulations in this contract apply to anyone purchasing a kitten from BRITLAND CATTERY.
The place of sale is considered city and state of Maryland, and any litigation that may arise out of this contract is to be heard before a judge of this city and state applying the laws of Maryland.
Failure of purchasers to abide by either of the conditions contained in this contract and failure to abide by conditions in this contract stipulated as such will hold signee/signees liable for a fee of $3,500.00 (THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDERD DOLLARS) plus all actual attorneys fees and all actual legal fees, after signee/signees of this contract have been found liable, which shall be paid to the owners of BRITLAND CATTERY, within 30 (THIRTY) days after judgment. Kitten/cat mentioned in this contract must also be surrendered to BRITLAND CATTERY, with no monies paid to purchasers.
Purchasers’ signatures indicate his/her/their full agreement with all of the above conditions and terms.
City, State, Zip______________________________________________
301 Academy Avenue,
Reisterstown, MD 21136