Sphynx / Bad Cat Breeder
NEVER WORK WITH BRANDY ROACH aka BareNall Sphynx (http://www. freewebs. com/barenallsphynx/) aka Abayomi sphynx (email@example.com)
Please do not make the mistake that I and so many others have done.
This woman is a professional at scamming, cheating and fraud!
I answered an ad back in October 07' on Hoobly. com of a pregnant sphynx needing a home. I was told by Mrs. Roach that she had too many cats and couldnt care for this one or her kittens when they came. Feeling sorry for the poor queen and wondering what type of situation she could end up in or what type of people might get their hands on her I made an effort to buy her from Mrs. Roach.
I received several emails daily from her asking when she could send the cat and how fast I could get the money to her. She swore that the cat was registered with TICA and bred to a Grand Champion stud that she was using from another cattery and that she was very pregnant and needed to leave as soon as possible. I tried talking her down in price as low as I could but she insisted that the cat was bred and registered and that even sold as a unbred breeder queen she would be this price. Mrs. Roach then said that if by chance the kittens didnt survive or that she wasnt pregnant (which she swore up and down she was) that she would re breed her at no charge.
So I sent her the money western union. Received an email shortly after with a date and time to pick the cat up from the airport. Mrs. Roach said that she taped the CFA papers/health cert to the carrier and to notify her when I got her.
A few days later I went to pick up the cat. When I got her the airline asked for my credit card...? I was confused because I had paid for the shipping already when I sent the money to Mrs. Roach Western Union. Well she sent the cat C.O.D. I tried calling her home and no one would answer.
During one call it rang several times then someone picked up the phone and hung it up!
On top of that there were NO PAPERS sent with her except for her health cert for the airline.
I emailed Mrs. Roach when I got home but now it was taking her several days to respond vs. the several emails a day when she wanted her money. When she finally wrote me back she said that she must have left the papers at home and forgot but that she would mail them right away.
I take the cat to the vet and she isnt pregnant, and the vet thinks she has never been bred. No mammary development or signs of prior pregnancy. Mrs. Roach said that this cat had been bred 2 times before, was very descriptive about the litters and even sent pictures of the previous kittens.
Weeks go by, and no word from Mrs. Roach! Finally I hear from her and she states that she gave the CFA papers to her husband to mail and that he left them in his truck.
She would send them out right away (again?)
During this time I talk with other sphynx breeders and hear horror stories about Mrs. Roach and am warned not to send the cat back for re-breeding but to ask for a kitten in return.
I wrote Mrs. Roach about getting and kitten and she agreed.
WELL long long long story short...
I NEVER receive papers! At the time all this was happening Mrs. Roach was using the cattery name Abayomi sphynx (even has a fake website) and using the abayomi email address. I called CFA and TICA to ask about her and they have no cattery registered under that name. Lucky for me the woman at CFA was kind enough to do a little research for me and she found that Mrs. Roach had several other catterys registered but the most current was bareNall Sphynx. So I had her look for my cat under that name and the clerk said that Mrs. Roach had only 1 cat registered within the last 6 months and it wasnt mine? Well thats interesting because Mrs.
Roach has several cats and kittens and has been selling them like hot cakes on Hoobly? Where are they all registered or do they even exists?
We email back and forth for MONTHS!!! The story starts to come out more and more with even more lies. Promises to send a kitten... I never receive a kitten. BUT I see her selling kittens under her new fake cattery on Hoobly all the time.
Finally I have had it and I let her know that I will be taking her to court.
At this point I have heard many more stories about her scamming people and stealing money and I start to read the reports on Ripoff. com...this woman has got to be stopped!
She writes me saying that she will send me money back...I agree thinking that she may be trying to make things right...nope she tells me 2 weeks...Feb. comes and goes...then she tells me March...NOPE March comes and goes...then finally she writes me and says "ok ok I will have it for you on April 2nd or you can sue me"...WELL FOLKS its April 17th now and back on April 3rd she emailed me saying she didnt have the money and to just go ahead and sue her.
I am suing her! I want to teach her a lesson and maybe stop her from screwing all these people. I hear a new story all the time. Just today I heard she sold a kitten to a man, never sent the kitten and now the kitten is listed on hoobly under a different name? This womans a real piece of work.
If you or someone you know wants to work with me and the others to stop this horrible excuse for a human then please feel free to contact me.
If you are looking to purchase a sphynx, if your selling any cats or might be working with her in any way...please run while you still can!
In my research Ive found MANY others out there that have had problems, mostly money theft and fraud, that are dealing with this same breeder. People like this have to be stopped. They give sphynx breeders and breeders in general a bad name. Not only does this person use fake names and fake catteries but they also sell pregnant cats (5 weeks pregnant mind you) and I think the cat I purchased might have been stolen and then sold to me. Others have stated that they purchase a cat/kitten and never receive it, only to find the same cat for sale online a few days later. This person is working with other breeders, asking to buy kittens/cats, or use studs.