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I purchased three kittens from Angel of Siberia for $1300 each. She is breeder dogs and cats in her home. She lives in a suburban neighborhood with very small lots. One of my kittens died of dry FIP at 18 months. She blamed me for the way I was taking care of him when I called to tell her that he was sick. I told her, I was told by my vet that it was most likely caused by an overcrowded cattery. I asked for a discounted replacement. She refused. When I wrote back to tell her Pasha died she didn't email back to say she was sorry.

I went to her website and she has sold 27 litters since I got Pasha which was June 2016. I don't know how many dogs she has sold but I heard many in the garage when I visited. I'm worried about the animals in her care and the deadly diseases she is spreading by selling them. Her email is [protected]@yahoo.com. Her address is 30316 120 ave Se Auburn 98092.

I counted 54 available for sale or breeder cats (plus how many dogs) at her cattery, on her website, which is a house no bigger than 2400 square feet. The house appears clean and she seemed like she cared for these animals but now I know she is just doing it for money. There are also 4 or 5 people living there. My kitten had giardia and herpes when I got him and so did two others she sold me. I've paid over $5000 in vet bills. No compensation offered by her not even a discounted kitten. I don't know what type pf dog she breeds, or how many she has, but I heard them crying in the garage, when I visited her home. She shouldn't be able to sell these diseased animals!

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    Blfids Oct 13, 2018
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    I bought a kitten from Angels of Siberia a year ago. He is totally healthy and an amazing cat. I have never had one health issue.

    I did have a cat that died a few years back at 6 years old from FIP. (From a totally different person) It is a devastating disease. I did a lot of research and even veterinarians do NOT know the exact cause. From what I gathered at the time, almost all cats are exposed to the herpes virus at some point. Why do some days succumb to FIP and others don't even from the same household ? I hope the research continues and there will be a cure someday.

    I would caution others from pointing fingers and spreading untruthful comments about the FIP disease. There appears to be a lot of misinformation in some of these posts about it. I realize I am far from being any type of expert.

    Having said that, I have no idea regarding what went on with you and the breeder. I do want to offer my sincere apologies on the loss of your kitties. I know how painful it can be.

    Becki

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    Angelofsib Aug 08, 2018
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    I provided pictures of that kitten to the buyer while the kitten was raised by me. The buyer came to visit the kitten every 2 weeks. Thу kitten never had herpes. These are the pictures of the kitten that is claimed to have herpes (eyes virus that makes eye drain puss). These and many more pictures were sent to me by the buyer on different occasions. Eyes of this kitten look normal, not swollen, no puss. Our cattery never had herpes.
    The buyer did not follow my contract. I sold the cat as indoor. The buyer was taking the cat to construction stores and said the cat behaved as a dog, everyone was coming to the kitten to pet and to admire. The 3 month old kitten weights about 3 lb, raised as indoor, should not be outside, exposed to viruses and bacteria at such early age. The buyer did not follow the vaccination regimen either.
    My indoor kittens at the buyers house shared the litter box with adult indoor/outdoor cats. We do random fecal tests every 6 weeks-2 months and its always negative. We tested it in house ( at vet's office) and in lab, spin and float, and everytime it is negative. We did it at two different clinics. Copies of the fecal test results were sent to the buyer. And only later found out that the buyers kittens shared the litter box with outside adult cats, that could have brought giardia ( lives in standing water as puddle of water or in feces of other animals) to the litter box. We do not have overcrowded cattery. Each momma cat has a separate litter box. regularly tested and the kittens are dewormed as a standard procedure. Every kitten leaves the cattery only after examined by the vet and confirmed healthy.
    If the first kitten indeed was sick, why did the buyer buy the second and then the third kitten?
    The buyer was supposed to send proof of spay and neuter for the second kitten. I never received that. After requesting it several times, I was told that the buyer moved and cannot locate the proof. I asked to contact the vet and send me the proof. The buyer replied that the vet closed business...and disappeared???
    I have never received any proof that any of the kittens had any health issues, no vet bills, no diagnosis by the vet. no autopsy, confirming the cat had FIP. No proof - no refund. My health guarantee was against genetic diseases for 12 months. I stated to the buyer, that if I had proof from the vet, we can talk about it(FIP is not genetic) Still, no proof.
    The buyer insisted that I have to sell her my breeding females so she can make money. I only sell kittens as pets. The same rule for everyone. So, I refused. The buyers response was: If you do not let me make money(by selling cats) I will close your cattery. The animal control came, found no violations. Business license in place. Every cat is registered, tested. All kittens are registered. No bunch of dogs in the garage. Clean cattery, not overcrowded.

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    leidy gomez Aug 07, 2018
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    I got a kitten from Angela and he is a dream. He has been healthy and had good manners from the start, he is the most calm, chill cat I've ever met, even when I picked him up at the airport, he was calm in his carrier so I doubt he was raised in a stressful enviroment. Angela provided me many photos and answered all my questions promptly unlike the breeder of my first siberian who left me hanging several times so far.
    I love my cat from Angela!

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    nestingdolls Jun 28, 2018
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    I got 3 kittens from Angela. The 1st had a respiratory infection when she came home with me, easily cured, but still. 2nd kitten died of FIP, and foolishly I accepted a replacement because she refused to refund my money. This one has ringworm which is a nasty and lengthy disease to treat. This woman is in it for the money and there is no indication that she cares about her clients or cats. It's disgusting and sad.

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    Natalya M. Gaydarzhi Apr 17, 2018
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    I purchased my kitty from the same place and it was perfectly healthy, no problems what so ever! I was really happy with my cat!

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    Kitty1996 Dec 04, 2017
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    I too purchased a kitten from Angela that died from FIP at 7 months of age. Worst experience ever. She refunded my money, but offered no other compassion or apologies for my 1500$ i spent in medical bills on a diagnosis. Absolutely disgusting.

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    Here Kitty Kitty Nov 01, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had known before I received my kitten from her. It wasn’t until after I brought him home and he was tested positive for ringworm through my vet that I found out he had already been treated for ringworm but “no longer had it”. She never disclosed this information to me when I first picked him up. I spent months out of pocket trying to get rid of it. Unfortunately the first month he was in quarantine so bonding was limited. He also has the herpes virus and may need to be on antibiotics the rest of his life. She was fine before we got the kitten, but after was really shady.

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    viccianne Nov 02, 2017
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    @Here Kitty Kitty You got your kitten from Angel of Siberia too? Glad my kittens didn't get the ringworm!

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    nestingdolls Jun 28, 2018
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    @viccianne You are very lucky. Mine did.

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    Angelofsib Aug 08, 2018
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    @viccianne Can you contact me, please? The information you provide is incorrect.

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    Pennygirl12_ Oct 31, 2017

    You are better off not getting a discounted replacement from that Breeder. So you really want to take the chance of getting another kitten from that environment or getting a kitten from her that evidently has a suspectbility to FIP in her breeding lines? It isn't worth it. Doing business with her is only promoting more poor practices. Shame on her for causing CRUELTY to those cats and dogs. Thanks for her email and address. I will notify the proper authorities to check her place out. I'll make sure it is done when she least suspects it.

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    viccianne Oct 31, 2017
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    @Pennygirl12_ Thank you!

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    viccianne Oct 31, 2017
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    @Pennygirl12_ BTW I only asked for a replacement after I found out about that my kitty had FIP. Once I understood how my kitty got it, I immediately found a new breeder. Only problem I have now is keeping my new kitty away from the litter box of my other two cats. They must have the coronavirus since they shared a litter box with my Pasha who passed away. I'm planning on keeping the cats separated for a few months at first. Then as they integrate try keeping them from using each others boxes. This will be some feat. Hopefully after two years of being vigilant the new kitty will be strong enough that even though it gets coronavirus it can avoid the deadly FIP. I understand after they are 2 years old their bodies are strong enough to ward it off. Thank you for your help!

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    nestingdolls Jun 28, 2018
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    @viccianne After and during the time the kitty I purchased from her was dying from FIP she insisted that she never had another FIP in the past! your post is proof that she was lying.

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    Angelofsib Jul 30, 2018
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    @nestingdolls Can you text me, please?

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    Pennygirl12_ Oct 31, 2017

    I am sorry for your loss. Another irresponsible and uncompassionate breeder. Another preventable death related to FIP. If only the Breeder was responsible and not greedy with so many cats and kittens for sale. You are correct, overcrowding causes stress in cats and kittens. They are not pack animals and should not be in stressful environments. No coronavirus = no FIP. Unfortunately, l can relate to your experience. I had to put my sweet, beautiful Ragdoll kitten to sleep less than 6 months ago. And a day does not go by without me thinking...if only. If only my dear sweet kitten did not have the coronavirus that lead to FIP which more than likely she got from the greedy beeoch breeder, she would be alive and well today. Please know and understand it was not your fault. It was the breeders fault due to her careless and unethical breeding practices that lead to your kitty's illness and untimely death. THESE BREEDERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MORE CATS AND KITTENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT THE MORE TIMES THE VIRUS MUTATES AND MUTATES TO THE DEADLY FORM OF THE VIRUS!! AND IF THEY ARE USING CATS AS BREEDERS THAT ARE PRODUCING KITTENS THAT ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DEADLY FORM. IT IS ANIMAL CRUELTY. Knowingly producing kittens that end up with a horrific disease is despicable.

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