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Beeblebrox Sphynx / Sick Cats

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I\m having serious health issues with my Sphynx from Dez of Beeblebrox. I appreciate how "supportive" she has tried to be with me through emails but what it boils down to. I paid a lot of money for a cat that was sick when we picked him up at the airport. There is no excuses for this. I never really had an issue with shipping, she did however cancel it and delay it because she thought the cat was still a bit too small to fly, then she gave us another excuse about the weather being too cold to ship a Sphynx, I asked her if the plane was heated, she said yes.. then what does the weather have anything to do with the Sphynx being shipped (I have spoke to other breeders, they ship their cats when it\s in the winter with snow on the ground. However, I\m sure not all breeders have the same opinion)... now I sometimes wonder maybe it was because he was sick so she kept delaying to ship him out until he got better... and she\s always spoke to me so she hasn\t ignored me ... that is probably the only thing I have nice to say about this breeder but I am having a nightmare of an experience that has made me so upset and sick to my stomach. I feel so guilty because I have 2 other cats before I bought a Sphynx. Now all of my babies are very sick, on and off for months. A year is around the corner. The idea of a breeder and paying A LOT OF money, you hope to buy a cat that is healthy. I\m very aware that not every cat is going to be healthy until the day the cat drops dead of old age, I know this. But the day you pick up your cat at the AIRPORT and it\s sick, I don\t expect that with the kind of money I paid for the cat. This breeder told me there is no problems in shipping cats, nothing goes wrong, doesn\t cause health problems, it is very safe. The day I picked up my Sphynx from the airport, he was coughing, sneezing and wheezing with very very runny eyes that had discharge which he couldn\t even open his eyes. The breeder had the nerve to tell me shipping cats can cause uri\s... why couldn\t she of mentioned this before instead of saying there is no problems in shipping cats? Her lying is probably what has caused my Sphynx to get sick in the first place (Unless he was sick all this time). I did some research, it can be true, flying a cat can cause it to get sick, however, I don\t appreciate Susan telling me it\s ok to ship a cat, don\t worry, there is no health issues... then when my cat arrives sick, she tells me flying can cause uri\s. Nightmare. I hate people that lie like that. Then 2 weeks later, my other 2 cats which I have owned for over 9 years without any issues with them, all come down with the same sneezing, coughing and wheezing symptoms, my vet told me not to bring them in unless they get discharge from the nose. I asked about about my Sphynx\s eyes having discharge, very runny and he can\t open his eyes.. he told me to bring him in, my vet said it\s very doubtful flying him in a airplane caused such a bad eye infection like within a hour or so. He has most likely had the herpes virus for a while. I\m not a vet but I see what he\s saying. The state my Sphynx\s eyes were in, that did not happen within a hour on the plane. He had really bad eyes when we picked him up at the airport. Another week goes by, all my cats come down with eye infections. Another vet visit. I have been paying for eye drops on and off for months (And the vet consultation fee) ever since I have picked up my Sphynx. My vet has his doubts about this breeder. It\s all very suspicious. She even promised me "scans" of the parents and said they\d be in the crate, which they weren\t. This breeder is playing the innocent card, the sugarcoating and lying is annoying. The only person she is fooling is herself. She had the nerve to tell me it\s a big mystery how my Sphynx got sick. Oh, it\s not rocket science. AT THE AIRPORT THE CAT WAS SICK, therefore, you have given me a sick cat. My other 2 cats have NEVER been sick for MANY MANY years. Now they\re sick on and off since the Sphynx arrived, same with the Sphynx, he\s always got discharge in his eyes, this poor cat lives with eye drops and no matter how much Lysine, these cats are still sick on and off. All my cats get eye infections on and off now. He has ulcers all over his tongue and lips (Trust me, it\s not pretty), all his teeth have grown in crooked. He has to have two teeth extracted (The fangs are the worst, they are crooked and very abnormal/extra long). How terribly sick this Sphynx is and has been, my vet has doubts about the the shipping/flying causing herpes/health issues. Dez says she\s going to help me get through this hard time with me.. really? Are you going to wave your magic wand and pay for my vet bills or refund me my money? Are you going to take the heart pain away from me because all my babies are sick on and off? Are you going to make me feel better knowing that Victor has to get two teeth extracted? No. I don\t need support. All I wanted was a healthy cat which I should of got with the amount of money I paid. There is no point in getting this Sphynx replaced so I\ve never pushed for it.. whats the point.. he\s passed the herpes virus on to my other cats anyway. I would only be bringing another Sphynx in to basically get sick wow disaster at it\s finest. It\s a shame. I really love this breed/Sphynx, I was hoping to get one more Sphynx but I just can\t do it now because he/she will most likely get sick too. It\s just wrong what this breeder has done. I feel sorry for Johnny (Another complaint about this breeder). She has been victimized and treated like she\s a crazy person for only speaking the truth about how deeply hurt she is for getting a cat with health issues. Some people just need to pull their head out of their behind and have some respect. I\m not arguing with this breeder like Maggie did. Waste of my time. I know Susan is only going to lie and sugarcoat to protect her business and make it seem like I\m some crazy person thats out to get her for no reason or to portray me as some stupid person and her cat was 100% healthy until it arrived at my house so it\s out of her hands and it\s alllll my fault and I\m just looking for someone to blame it on LOL ok right... I guess the cat being sick at the airport was just my imagination, lets blame it on the flying and the airport shall we, meanwhile she told me shipping doesn\t cause any health issues... shame on her for lying. I have my doubts also. I just have this feeling this Sphynx was sick before he was even shipped. The sores all over his lips and tongue, the abnormal long fangs and crooked teeth... poor cat. Just be very careful, especially if you have other cats in your home. I feel so guilty, my poor babies are sick because of me. I didn\t do my homework, I figured I could trust Susan and now look. All I know is that what is done is done. I will be paying out a lot on vet bills for a very long time now.rnrnProtect, sugarcoat. Blame it on me, I must not know what I\m talking about or the flying caused the sickness or Victor arriving sick is a big mystery, he must of caught it from my other two cats which haven\t been sick for many years until Victor arrived. I guess it\s just one big mystery...rnI\m not arguing with Dez or anyone.

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  • Di
      25th of Apr, 2012

    i seen sam's review and i could relate. i got a sick cat. Dez wouldnt replace the cat as she promises in her contract. she also blamed the flying lol. i found sam on fb and she was also threatened to be sued just for leaving a bad review lol. sam was so upset because her cats got sick when Dezs infested cat arrived. i guess im lucky Dez cat is the only cat i got but wow im not happy i got a sick cat. i agree with you and sam. the way Dez treats buyers she has screwed over is so cruel. she should be reported and sued. i got a sick cat from Dez with herpes. ringworm. she blames the flying.Dez is sick herself. sick in the head. she threatened to sue me. she could try to sue but it's kind of stupid on her part when apart of her contract she promises you a health guarantee. it doesn't matter if the cat was healthy before it left her house. when cats arrive sick. they are sick. you breached your contract. she breached uit twice !!! refused to replace my cat. Dez can go to hell.

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  • Sa
      30th of Apr, 2012

    I am seriously Samantha Van lol

    It was brought to my attention by "someone" (She doesn't want her name mentioned because she's sick of being threatened to be sued) that for some reason someone (Probably Dez) is going around saying she is me and my bad review is a fake. I am the real Samantha Van and it is unreal that Dez or whoever it is pretending to be me lol what a joke, I would of accepted it and let this go if you had of just walked away but NO you had to comment on all my bad reviews and say you're the real Samantha Van and the review is a fake LOL WOWOWOWOW WOW. I AM SAMANTHA VAN and I DID get a cat from the breeder Senza Capelli. I DID leave a bad review lol whoever keeps posting stuff pretending to be me and implying I never left a bad review. I don't even know what to say lol GET HELP!!! I don't know why my name keeps being brought up in bad reviews or why this nutcase is pretending to be me but saying I never left a bad review. I DID LEAVE A BAD REVIEW. On the contract it said Wizardgate, however, there is more than one sphynx breeder known as him. The nut bag I dealt with months ago, her name was Dez . You figure out the rest. My Sphynx was sick, I knew instantly he was sick. Sneezing, wheezing, boogery nasty discharged eyes. His stools were green, runny and disgusting, stunk something horrible. I was also told it was all my fault, change of food blablabla sugar coat sugar coat. Shortly after my other two cats get sick with disgusting eye infections, both sneezing, wheezing and coughing with disgusting green runny stools. Now my other two cats which I have never had any health problems with until Susan's cat came into my life are all now very sick. Especially my oldest. If I just had the one cat which happened to be Dezs and HE arrived sick, I would be a bit more tolerant about it and just bite the bullet and raise the poor cat but I have had my oldest and second oldest for many years, never had any problems until Dez's Sphynx arrives in my house. My cats are my babies. I feel horrible and ashamed of myself. It's not only Dez to blame. It is also mine. Many breeders have told me to NEVER just buy a cat online and have the cat shipped. Always meet the parents. I did wrong. I bought a cat from Dez without meeting her and the parents. So shame on me but shame on Dez for all of this. It's not just me that have had cats from her that came with issues ok. To threaten to sue me because I left you a bad review because you SENT ME A SICK CAT IS ridiculous. Ever heard of the stupid health guarantee (The reason I call it stupid because basically getting a healthy cat from Dez did not happen for me) you promise on your stupid contract which you have breached? What about the other buyers that have also got sick cats from you and left bad reviews? You going to sue them too? Take some advice from me. Go to your local psychiatric ward, put yourself in until you come back to reality. Why is it most good reviews of yours always starts with "I got a cat from Dez that had some issues but she helped me with the ordeal. She's a wonderful lady, blablabla." LMAO. You sell sick cats, enough said. The first comment on this makes me laugh. You speak so highly of Dez because she gave you help with your cat that had eye problems to begin with, PRETTY much. Oh congrats, you got a cat with eye problems but because Dez was so helpful with the ordeal. That makes everything ok. Jesus Christ lol. I have been doing my homework and asking many breeders. YOU SHOULD NOT BE GETTING A CAT FROM A REPUTABLE BREEDER WITH ANY EYE PROBLEMS OR HEALTH PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY INSTANTLY. It's not rocket science. As for the threatening to sue every one (Because Dez has threatened to sue not only me but other buyers), go for it lol. How many people do you plan on suing along your selling sick cats journey? Dez, whether your husband is a lawyer or not. No one cares. My best friend is a lawyer, she told me ANYONE can sue, doesn't mean you're going to win. Considering you've breached your contract. It's irreverent if the cat was healthy before arriving at my house. Maybe you should just not promise a health guarantee up to 3 years then. Quite silly to even have that floating in your contract and on your website which btw, I love how you changed your website after I threatened to sue you because you don't have a leg to stand on promising me a health guarantee in your contract, then you go and change you website
    Whoever it is, which I have a feeling it is Dez pretending to be me by saying "I'm the real Samantha Van. These reviews are bogus, fake, blahblah."
    This is mature behavior coming from a "lady" like yourself. I'M SAMANTHA VAN. Could you please get a new vocabulary, keep your cussing to yourself. That's not very appropriate for someone that is going to sue me.
    If you get a sick cat from Dez, I'm very sorry but just walk away. Bite the bullet and accept it. She isn't going to admit she's done wrong or apologize for the stress she has done to you/or/and your family. Instead, she will treat you like you're in the wrong, lie and sugar cat as if you're the reason why your cat is sick. I accepted it months ago, bit the bullet and cut off Dez like she was toxic cancer. This has been very stressful on my family because our babies (the cats we have had for many years before Dez's sick cat came into our home) are very sick. As for the people with the good reviews, LUCKY. I wish.
    Ih what I'm reading is true. Jesus. Ringworm, parasites and nasty stools. Did she really shave a cat? lol Really? My God. What's wrong with people. If you don't have any other cats in your home, just get the cat replaced and hope that one isn't sick. That's all I can say or just bite the bullet and let it go. Dez isn't going to help you lol or wave her magic wand and better your cats. All I wanted was an apology but no. It's all my fault her cat arrived sick the first night we picked him up, then my other two get sick. It's also out of her hands that my cat has ingrown crooked teeth and herpes. Whatever.

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  • Wi
      5th of May, 2012

    i am ed manning of wizardgate cattery. i do not satelite my cattery so therefore any contract that says wizardgate is not me unless my signature is on it or my domestic partner james poole. if there is a contract with wizardgate cattery on it i would love to see or have a copy so i can take the approciate legal actions that need to be taken against this person.

    thanks

    Ed Manning
    [protected]@aol.com the only wizardgate cattery

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  • Th
      7th of May, 2012

    I wanted to take a moment, since a complaint I posted years ago was referrenced here, and comment on these postings.

    My name is Maggie Crabtree and yes I posted a complaint years ago regarding Susan Acetta (Monteleone) of Senza Capelli Sphynx and Diane Hoover of Crimson Rose Cattery (now LaDiva Sphynx). My complaint years ago was prompted by a long ongoing and multiple issues that we'd had with our Sphnx Cosmo who has since passed away from HCM. It was not posted lightly, and only the parties involved will know the true story however, it concerns me when I see complaints posted that are most confusing as to whom they are referrencing.

    We begin with Dez, then a referrence to a Susan and then I see a post from a Diane Hoover that she got a cat from Dez and it had to be flown and arrived sick--unless it's a different Diane--the Diane Hoover I know lives in Winsor, is a Sphynx breeder and is within driving distance so what the heck!? Not to mention she attended the HCM clinic Dez organized as I saw her there myself. So basically the complaint is all over the place and then to top it off there are allegations of people posing to be other people.

    My comments: I have had the opportunity to speak with Dez of Beeblebrox in the past. As well I have met her at an HCM clinic she organized with the local cardiologist just last month. This cardiologist happens to be the vet who treated my Cosmo and she actually referred me to her (Dez) after our loss should we ever decide to get another Sphynx. While we never made the move to get another Sphnyx yet I can comment that when I saw Dez and her cats at the HCM clinic they were lovely kitties and appeared very healthy. As a matter of fact the cardiologist HAS one of Dez's kittens and she brought him in for all of us at the clinic to see. I seriously doubt a board certified cardiologist would obtain a kitten from a breeder with sick cats. I know that this vet sees many of Dez's cats on a regular basis for HCM screening and I felt confident in the referal we were given to her. Dez struck me as an honest person who cared deeply for her cats. She spoke at legnth with me, even in regards to my previous issue with the breeder of my boy and she was very careful and appropriate with her comments. You could tell she was being respectful of other breeders and kept the dialogue very professional. As she had in other conversations I've had with her as well.

    The reason I state all this is not necessarily in rebuttal--I've been on the flip side of the coin and had people defending the breeder I had a complaint with. Was my kitty the one odd cat that was sick when none others ever were? I don't know. There was much more behind my complaint that I don't feel there is any point in explaining. But please people, be honest and really be sure you feel you have a legitimate complaint before you go down this path. And if this forum is used to bash other successful breeders then shame on those that do that. Karma is really all I have to say in that regard.

    That's my two cents for what it's worth. Maybe something, maybe nothing. And I am not and have never hid my identity. My email: [protected]@netscape.net. My phone 248-961-4419.

    Maggie Crabtree

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  • Ja
      10th of May, 2012

    I am James Poole and I sold this breeder a cat. She asked me to send her a sick cat cause Wizardgate is doing experiements on Sphynx cats. Then after she gets the cat, she complains to Ed that its sick. That ever that is about I don't know

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  • Hu
      11th of May, 2012

    You are not alone

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  • Hu
      11th of May, 2012

    You are not alone. Sex was not popular in hs either. The kittens are rarely raised in her home
    She lost her 12, 000 sq ft mansion. She was very unpopular with sphynx breeders so she started the charity to pull on the heart strings of those with cats with bad hearts

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  • Sc
      17th of May, 2012

    Trying this again as this website posted my comment elsewhere.

    Based on reading a few of these complaints. Dez = Susan? Are they two or one person? One cattery or two? It doesnt seem like you know the difference, and this seems like a misdirected smear campaign. Dez = Desiree Bobby.

    Im probably just being technical, but I assume we would have the same (if not similar) contract from Beeblebrox cattery. It sounds like you introduced your pets within 2 weeks. Which NULL and VOIDs the health guarantee if you introduce before 30 days.

    It also sounds like you only saw a vet weeks later. Which NULL and VOIDs the health guarantee if you didnt see a vet within a few days. You also had the option of turning the kitten away when Dez gave it to you to inspect.

    My contract doesnt have wizardgate on it. Did we deal with the same breeder? This post sounds like you never dealt with the real Dez at all. Even 2 years ago, her site implied that she personally delivers the kittens. I met her, she looks like her picture. Perhaps offer clarification. Im also curious how Johnny(Another complaint about this breeder) becomes Maggie in the other copy of this post. Are they also the same person?

    I doubt Dez is perfect, but something is really wrong here.

    -Beeblebrox adopter 2010

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  • Au
      23rd of May, 2012

    After reading some of this stuff I went online to see if anyone has registered complaints with the cfa, tica, etc. This 'Dez' woman has warning flags all over herself and her cattery. I did not, however find any complaints regarding Susan from Senza Capelli. I do believe that 'Diane Hoover' also has some complaints as a breeder. Unless you people contact the organizations who regulate these breeders, then they cannot be looked into. Period. I sincerely hope that when I go to personally pick up my kitten, I will be able to inspect the cattery, the parents, and the other kittens in the litter and my fears will be relieved. If not, I'll be back..

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  • Ab
      20th of Jun, 2012

    I adoped my first Sphynx from Susan of Senza Cepelli. When Micah was 6 months old he developed what the vet thought to be a neurological condition and deteriorated rapidly. My poor baby had to be put down. I cried my heart out for Micah and throughout the whole process Susan was available for me. She was not sure what was happening to Micah but was very supportive. She replaced Micah when I was ready with a very beautiful boy I named Dexter. Dexter is a healty happy 1 1/2 year old boy who brings me great job. Although my experience was difficult, Susan did give me a new kitten immediatly when one was available and I was ready. I am now adopting a baby girl from Dez and so far have been impressed with her customer service. For those who are confused, Dez and Susan are two different breeders. Dez is from Michigan and Susan is from Windsor.
    Kind regards, and for those with sick kitties, I am sorry for you and for the kitty.
    Abby

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  • Be
      25th of Jun, 2012

    I am Dez of Beeblebrox Sphynx and can confirm that that above complaints are fake - presumably posted by another breeder who feels she must discredit other breeders that are in her geographical region. Many people in the sphynx community are aware of these tactics as they have been utilized by a handful of cRaZy breeders for years.

    If you come to these sites to research actual, potential past issues with a breeder you are considering, you may want to personally ask the breeder about the issue you see and ask for multiple references. I personally connect with 99% of my pet owner on Facebook and encourage communication not only so potential adopters can check ME out.. but they can also connect with owners of other Beeblebrox kitties.

    Thanks so much to those of you who actually know me, have met me in person, have my cats or have contacted me for breed support. I unfortunately can't change the minds of people who see these lies, but I can continue to breed and communicate with integrity and disengage from jealous breeders who stalk me to learn about the square footage of my family's home and income, etc.

    Feel free to contact me directly if you wish.
    [protected]@beeblebroxsphynx.com
    www.beeblebroxsphynx.com

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  • Be
      25th of Jun, 2012

    If anyone would like to get in contact with real Beeblebrox adoptive families of sphynx kittens, please feel free to contact me directly and I can provide you with as many reference as you like. Additionally, feel free to contact me on Facebook where you can meet owners of my kitties FACE to FACE :)

    Thanks! Dez
    [protected]@beeblebroxsphynx.com
    Beeblebrox Sphynx
    www.beeblebroxsphynx.com
    www.facebook.com/beeblebroxsphynx

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  • Di
      5th of Jul, 2012

    Id like to say that who ever wrote this complaint is NOT "carrie Hallam" but i see that the person who actually wrote the complaint's partner (Diane Hoover) Umm nice try susan of senza capelli trying to impersonate a ex-client of yours to compain about a different breeder.. lol your the worst breeder of all time and working with diane hoover the both of you make me disgusted you sell sick sick sick sphynx and then when someone complains, your so childishly useing their name to complain about other breeder's who im 100% sure are a million times the breeder you could ever hope to be..!! your disgusting the both of you.. what a fraudulent dispicable act.
    I think you both need some serious help with your mental conditions and stop writing lies about other breeders from people who have never had any dealings with these poor breeders your raking in the dirt. The only bad experience CARRIE HALLAM ever had was buying 2 sphynx from SENZA CAPELLI.. sorry Beeblebrox Sphynx that this horrific woman (susan) would make up ### stories about you and use the name of a person she personally ripped of 2x .. Guess she thought she could screw both you over.

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  • Sp
      11th of Jul, 2012

    I think its so rude that a breeder is using some innocent person's name to say false accusation's against other peoples catteries..

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  • Ri
      13th of Jul, 2012

    LOL, NICE TRY

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  • Sp
      13th of Jul, 2012

    Question to Dez, why are you using the woman's name that you sold sick cats to, to say something nice about you and then use her name to say bad things about all these other breeders? Pretty sure its against the law to inpersonate someone else, specially to to say bad things about other breeders/catteries. none of these other people have ever had any dealings with "carrie hallam" she has only bought sphynx from you and the poor dear was ripped off with terribly sick cats..these catteries your complaining about im sure have paper work and contracts with the people whom have bought any of their kittens/cats and that alone would prove they have no idea who "carrie hallam" is so why are you making up stories about other catteries ? Is it because you are sad and pathetic? is it because you can have the woman parts to make the complain yourself? Is it because "carrie hallam" displeased you buy complain when you were being a bad breeder but you didnt like being called out on it? Lets be grown up and face up that our just plain childish and using other peoples names to complain about catteries they have never heard of and never had dealings with .. just makes you look like a very dumb child.. and to think your supose to be educated.. what a joke.

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  • Th
      17th of Jul, 2012

    Ok first off I did not make any complaint against any breeder or cattery..
    I have never bought cats or kitten's from beeble or any other cattery for that matter and have never even talked/emailed/txt or what not with any of these breeders or cattery's that have complaints against them.
    Yes i bought two female sphynx for breeding from susan of SenzaCapelli and yes there was issues that as between susan and myself... but whatever I do not care about this matter its in the past...BUT i do not appreciate (susan and diane going around making fake and false complaints using my Name against these catteries and breeders.

    If anyone would like to get a hold of me send me a message on here and i will kindly get back to you..
    I can also prove im the REAL CARRIE HALLAM..
    ~A note to the ladies who think they can go around making claims against other people~
    ~Realize it is 100% illegal using my name.~
    ~.its fairly easy to check into.. all computer's have a ip address and location...~

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  • Th
      18th of Jul, 2012

    Ok first off I did not make any complaint against any breeder or cattery..
    I have never bought cats or kitten's from beebleasshole or any other cattery for that matter and have never even talked/emailed/txt or what not with any of these breeders or cattery's that have complaints against them.
    Yes i bought two female sphynx for breeding from Laura Riser and yes there was issues that as between Laura and myself... but whatever I do not care about this matter its in the past...BUT i do not appreciate (Laura and Moongirl going around making fake and false complaints using my Name against these catteries and breeders.

    If anyone would like to get a hold of me send me a message on here and i will kindly get back to you..
    I can also prove im the REAL CARRIE HALLAM..
    ~A note to the ladies who think they can go around making claims against other people~
    ~Realize it is 100% illegal using my name.~
    ~.its fairly easy to check into.. all computer's have a ip address and location...~

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  • Th
      18th of Jul, 2012

    Im having serious health issues with my Sphynx from Dez of Beeblebrox. I appreciate how "supportive" she has tried to be with me through emails but what it boils down to. I paid a lot of money for a cat that was sick when we picked him up at the airport. There is no excuses for this. I never really had an issue with shipping, she did however cancel it and delay it because she thought the cat was still a bit too small to fly, then she gave us another excuse about the weather being too cold to ship a Sphynx, I asked her if the plane was heated, she said yes.. then what does the weather have anything to do with the Sphynx being shipped (I have spoke to other breeders, they ship their cats when its in the winter with snow on the ground. However, Im sure not all breeders have the same opinion)... now I sometimes wonder maybe it was because he was sick so she kept delaying to ship him out until he got better... and shes always spoke to me so she hasnt ignored me ... that is probably the only thing I have nice to say about this breeder but I am having a nightmare of an experience that has made me so upset and sick to my stomach. I feel so guilty because I have 2 other cats before I bought a Sphynx. Now all of my babies are very sick, on and off for months. A year is around the corner. The idea of a breeder and paying A LOT OF money, you hope to buy a cat that is healthy. Im very aware that not every cat is going to be healthy until the day the cat drops dead of old age, I know this. But the day you pick up your cat at the AIRPORT and its sick, I dont expect that with the kind of money I paid for the cat. This breeder told me there is no problems in shipping cats, nothing goes wrong, doesnt cause health problems, it is very safe. The day I picked up my Sphynx from the airport, he was coughing, sneezing and wheezing with very very runny eyes that had discharge which he couldnt even open his eyes. The breeder had the nerve to tell me shipping cats can cause uris... why couldnt she of mentioned this before instead of saying there is no problems in shipping cats? Her lying is probably what has caused my Sphynx to get sick in the first place (Unless he was sick all this time). I did some research, it can be true, flying a cat can cause it to get sick, however, I dont appreciate Susan telling me its ok to ship a cat, dont worry, there is no health issues... then when my cat arrives sick, she tells me flying can cause uris. Nightmare. I hate people that lie like that. Then 2 weeks later, my other 2 cats which I have owned for over 9 years without any issues with them, all come down with the same sneezing, coughing and wheezing symptoms, my vet told me not to bring them in unless they get discharge from the nose. I asked about about my Sphynxs eyes having discharge, very runny and he cant open his eyes.. he told me to bring him in, my vet said its very doubtful flying him in a airplane caused such a bad eye infection like within a hour or so. He has most likely had the herpes virus for a while. Im not a vet but I see what hes saying. The state my Sphynxs eyes were in, that did not happen within a hour on the plane. He had really bad eyes when we picked him up at the airport. Another week goes by, all my cats come down with eye infections. Another vet visit. I have been paying for eye drops on and off for months (And the vet consultation fee) ever since I have picked up my Sphynx. My vet has his doubts about this breeder. Its all very suspicious. She even promised me "scans" of the parents and said theyd be in the crate, which they werent. This breeder is playing the innocent card, the sugarcoating and lying is annoying. The only person she is fooling is herself. She had the nerve to tell me its a big mystery how my Sphynx got sick. Oh, its not rocket science. AT THE AIRPORT THE CAT WAS SICK, therefore, you have given me a sick cat. My other 2 cats have NEVER been sick for MANY MANY years. Now theyre sick on and off since the Sphynx arrived, same with the Sphynx, hes always got discharge in his eyes, this poor cat lives with eye drops and no matter how much Lysine, these cats are still sick on and off. All my cats get eye infections on and off now. He has ulcers all over his tongue and lips (Trust me, its not pretty), all his teeth have grown in crooked. He has to have two teeth extracted (The fangs are the worst, they are crooked and very abnormal/extra long). How terribly sick this Sphynx is and has been, my vet has doubts about the the shipping/flying causing herpes/health issues. Dez says shes going to help me get through this hard time with me.. really? Are you going to wave your magic wand and pay for my vet bills or refund me my money? Are you going to take the heart pain away from me because all my babies are sick on and off? Are you going to make me feel better knowing that Victor has to get two teeth extracted? No. I dont need support. All I wanted was a healthy cat which I should of got with the amount of money I paid. There is no point in getting this Sphynx replaced so Ive never pushed for it.. whats the point.. hes passed the herpes virus on to my other cats anyway. I would only be bringing another Sphynx in to basically get sick wow disaster at its finest. Its a shame. I really love this breed/Sphynx, I was hoping to get one more Sphynx but I just cant do it now because he/she will most likely get sick too. Its just wrong what this breeder has done. I feel sorry for Johnny (Another complaint about this breeder). She has been victimized and treated like shes a crazy person for only speaking the truth about how deeply hurt she is for getting a cat with health issues. Some people just need to pull their head out of their behind and have some respect. Im not arguing with this breeder like Maggie did. Waste of my time. I know Susan is only going to lie and sugarcoat to protect her business and make it seem like Im some crazy person thats out to get her for no reason or to portray me as some stupid person and her cat was 100% healthy until it arrived at my house so its out of her hands and its alllll my fault and Im just looking for someone to blame it on LOL ok right... I guess the cat being sick at the airport was just my imagination, lets blame it on the flying and the airport shall we, meanwhile she told me shipping doesnt cause any health issues... shame on her for lying. I have my doubts also. I just have this feeling this Sphynx was sick before he was even shipped. The sores all over his lips and tongue, the abnormal long fangs and crooked teeth... poor cat. Just be very careful, especially if you have other cats in your home. I feel so guilty, my poor babies are sick because of me. I didnt do my homework, I figured I could trust Susan and now look. All I know is that what is done is done. I will be paying out a lot on vet bills for a very long time now.rnrnProtect, sugarcoat. Blame it on me, I must not know what Im talking about or the flying caused the sickness or Victor arriving sick is a big mystery, he must of caught it from my other two cats which havent been sick for many years until Victor arrived. I guess its just one big mystery...rnIm not arguing with Dez or anyone.

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  • Dr
      19th of Jul, 2012

    I am Susan Monteleone. Please be advised that I have not engaged in any comments about other breeders. These complaints are fraudulent and some are being made about friends of mine. In particular, Beeblebrox and I are friends and she is one of the most reputable breeders around today. While this issue is under investigation, please feel free to call 519-791-7922. I will not play the "he said, she said" game. People who know me will also know that I don't spread rumors and I don't engage in childish internet games. I hope you can prove what you are alleging.

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  • Th
      19th of Jul, 2012

    good try susan hacking my account.. you've really gone to far..

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  • Th
      19th of Jul, 2012

    If this is true why are your affiliates (or you) hacking me and making false claims against these breeders using me name?? and i know this because i spoke with wizardgate and he mentioned diane hoover.. So because i made one complain about you years ago your screwing with me now .. what kind of sick person does this? and even goes the extra step and hacks me, my account and my computer... what the heck is wrong with you people.. ?? This is now in the hands of the police and laywers as i dont appreciate this disgusting behaviour and hacking someone and illegally using there name making false accusations against others is against the law..

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  • Wi
      30th of Jul, 2012

    Very interesting complaint. First of all if it was Dianne, she doesn't know how to spell her own name because wizardgate said the spelling was wrong. Secondly if Dianne was doing it why would she send someone to a lead that would point in her direction. No, No, its not Susan or Dianne, its Louann and that I know for a fact. So now what happens, lots of false accusations out there. This should be interesting, if not costly.

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  • Ff
      9th of Aug, 2012

    Carrie Hallum sold me a breeding cat. She sold her to me whole and for breeding and without the breeders permission. Its a lovely cat, and certainly has never been shaved. She has given me some nice kittens.

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  • Sp
      19th of Oct, 2012

    I am carrie aka sphynxlove and I was put up to this by Maggie Crabtree. Come to find out that she is just a vindictive woman who is out to get breeders. So i need to apologize for all I have said about everyone. I am not a bad person, just damaged and angry. My husband is a jerk and I get pulled in to things. I lied about everything.

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  • Ka
      21st of Mar, 2015

    You must not be that sorry Carrie Hallam as this was posted today on your personal facebook account. You panicked and deactivated it again but not before I snapped this photo. Below is the transcript of her slanderous remarks posted March 21 2015 Oh I have the screenshot for anyone who wants to see please email me at [protected]@hotmail.com and I will gladly share.

    "Carrie Hallam

    Its fun how some old lady from like 9 yrs ago is still crying over how she shipped us a sick cat, that is still trying to harass us lol and made a bunch of fake accounts in my name complaining about her friends catteries to pretend it is us and then tries apologizing in my name as well LOL seriously you mentally stunted &^%$ get over it you suck your a bad breeder and someone caught you . now she is writing stuff on fb ..like really after 9 yrs your still thinking of us, awe how sweet .. still the little old stalker. sigh.. people ..http://www.sphynx.ca/ grow up susan monteleone smile emoticon"

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