**Keep in mind that this is a draft contract, and terms are subject to change based on the individual animal being sold.**
Rainier Savannahs, LLC Purchase Agreement
Julie Laney Name
Rainier Savannahs, LLC Street Address:
City, State, Zip:
(253) 375-9668 Phone:
The Seller agrees to sell, and the Buyer Agrees to buy the cat described below under the following terms:
The Buyer agrees to assume all responsibilities and expenses for the kitten after leaving Rainier Savannahs cattery.
It is recommended that the kitten be kept in a small room for the first 2 weeks, thus allowing the kitten to adjust to its new surroundings and bond with you. The kitten should have a bed, food, water, litter box and toys during this time. Small children should be monitored with the kitten at ALL times until they have learned how to handle them. Exposure to other household animals during the first 2 weeks will void health guarantee.
The subject animal is being sold as a PET only. Breeding rights will not be awarded. Buyer can show the kitten at TICA shows if desired. Seller does not guarantee the size of said kitten at maturity. Nor does Seller guarantee the final appearance of the animal with respect to color or spotting pattern.
Your kitten will already have been treated for internal parasites prior to leaving the cattery. Your kitten comes with all age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and a microchip. Treatment for parasites and vaccinations will be annotated on the vet record that will come with your kitten. Seller does not vaccinate with FELV (Feline Leukemia Vaccine) and/or FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). If you choose to vaccinate for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), we recommend that you discuss this with your own veterinarian and consider the risks. Many breeders and veterinarians do not consider FELV and FIP vaccines to be safe. However, if there are special circumstances in your household, i.e; an indoor/outdoor cat that may expose your kitten to the disease or a cat already in the household that is positive for Feline Leukemia, vaccinating it for FELV (Feline Leukemia Vaccine) may be necessary and your veterinarian may recommend it. It is imperative that you have your veterinarian perform a complete blood panel for exposure to the diseases BEFORE you vaccinate your animal against either of them. Please note that administering either of these vaccines is against Seller’s policy and will nullify the entire health guarantee listed further down.
Said kitten should NEVER have ketamine as sedative for any procedure. Servals and Savannahs are highly sensitive to this medication and this warning is provided as a result of several known instances where Savannahs could not be awakened after surgery when administered Ketamine. Please warn your Veterinary Professional about the risks of Ketamine use and ask that he/she rely on a combination of Propofol along with either Isoflurane or Sevoflurane gas or Isoflurane gas with a pre-op valium-based cocktail.
Health Guarantee/Refund/Replacement Policy
There shall be no refund of purchase price and any associated delivery costs.
We pride ourselves in raising healthy, vaccinated, parasite-free kittens. To the best of our knowledge, each of our cats/kittens leaves our cattery in good health. If the kitten is joining other animals in its new home, Buyer agrees to keep the kitten in quarantine for a two-week period.
The kitten is guaranteed against life threatening congenital and hereditary defects up to the age of one year. Buyer is recommended to have the kitten screened within 7-10 days of arrival to check for life threatening congenital and hereditary defects and to check overall health to verify the condition of the kitten. If a kitten needs to be returned, it will be replaced with a kitten of equal value after the seller’s veterinarian certifies the health deficiency. If another kitten/cat of equal value is not immediately available, buyer can apply amount of remitted purchase towards the acquisition of another animal of greater value at his/her discretion. Said replacement will be made as soon as a suitable replacement becomes available. Should the cat/kitten die within a year as a direct result of unknown (at the time of sale) congenital birth defect, the cat/kitten, said cat/kitten will be replaced only if an appropriate autopsy is performed by a licensed and board certified veterinarian and a veterinarian’s certificate is provided as proof of cause of death.
The Seller will not replace any cat or kitten that has not received adequate and appropriate care from its new owner. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to provide veterinary care (at the Buyer’s own expense) to any cat/kitten showing signs of illness or distress. Failure to do so will render any guarantee null and void. Veterinary records will be submitted to show proof of proper care.
Under no circumstances is a cat or kitten to be destroyed prior to notification by the Buyer to Seller. Any cat/kitten for which Buyer requests replacement must be returned to the Seller (at the Buyer’s expense) so that the identity of the kitten can be verified.
Buyer understands that adoption of said kitten identified herein, means that the Buyer agrees to undertake responsibility for future health maintenance of said kitten for the rest of the kitten’s natural lifetime just as if this kitten were a child adopted by the Buyer.
The Buyer assumes responsibility of all expenses incurred in relation to the kitten after said kitten leaves the possession of the Seller, as well as any expense incurred at the request of the Buyer before the kitten leaves the possession of the Seller. If the kitten is returned the seller for resale on behalf of the Buyer, the terms of this release will be agreed upon under a separate written agreement.
Housing, Care, and Transfer to a Third Party
Buyer agrees to only take the kitten outdoors if on a suitable fitting harness/walking jacket and leash, or in a proper outdoor enclosure. Servals have home territories of many miles; Savannahs may inherit the tendency to wander dangerously far.
Any Savannah kitten that is purchased from Rainier Savannahs will not be sold, leased, transferred (either partially or fully), or given away without the written consent of the Seller. This is to ensure that the kitten purchased is placed with a suitable second home. It is very difficult for some cats to adapt to a new home, and Rainier Savannahs strives to ensure that all of our kittens are placed in permanent homes. As such if Buyer has difficulty in keeping this kitten, the kitten shall be returned to Rainier Savannahs unless Buyer obtains written permission to place the cat or kitten in a specific secondary home, as mentioned above, if kitten is returned to Rainier Savannahs, no amount of refund will be provided. Buyer also agrees that Seller has the right to retrieve said kitten if Seller does not adhere to all provisions of this contract if the kitten is being neglected or abused.
If the Buyer wishes to resell this kitten, the cat may be returned to the Seller, at Buyer’s expense, for resale by the seller. No refunds are guaranteed by Seller based on the sale to a new owner. However, partial rebates may be given at Seller’s option, if the cat or kitten has been able to be placed promptly with little or no expense on the part of the seller.
Seller reserves the right to use any photos of the purchased kitten in any and all advertising; including but not limited to internet website advertising in promotion of the Seller’s cattery. Buyer agrees to allow the Seller the right to use his/her cat/kitten’s photograph or name in future or existing advertising.
Periodic photographs of the cat/kitten will be provided to the Seller, at the discretion of the Seller, as proof of health and well-being.
Social Media Agreement
Parties agree never to post derogatory comments about each other on social media for any reason whatsoever.
Parties agree to discuss any potential health issues of kittens with licensed veterinarians, their staff, and the breeder if the health issue falls into the health guarantee. This is a material term of the purchase agreement.
If legal action is commenced by Buyer or Seller as a result of this contract, Buyer agrees that the place of venue for such action shall be in Pierce County in the state of Washington in the United States of America. Buyer assents to personal jurisdiction within such venue, regardless of their place of residence, and agrees that any judgement obtained is enforceable within the jurisdiction that they reside in as if obtained within that jurisdiction.
A facsimile of this signed agreement shall be enforceable as an original if the original contract is lost, destroyed, or otherwise unavailable.
By signing this document, Buyer understand that said kitten will require regular veterinary care to keep up with required vaccinations. Buyer agrees to provide this care. All vaccination information is attached to this agreement. Buyer also promises to provide the best nutritional and hygienic care that is possible. This agreement is effective immediately upon signing by both parties. This is a legally binding document to both the Buyer and the Seller and is not transferrable to other parties.
I understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated above.
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