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Wild On Spots (WildOnSpots.com) / FIP infected cattery

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Wildonspots cattery, southlake, texas, continues to breed fip infected cats. She continues to sell her kittens that has been exposed with this deadly virus. She has recently had 3 known litters that produced fip kittens. My kitten mufasa died from fip last week. I purchased mufasa from wildonspots in dec. 2006.

She refuses to reimburse me my money. Also she will not replace my pet because her cattery in infected. But she continues to sell her infected cats to uninformed individuals. Please do not buy from her cattery, this disease is absolutely devastating to both cat and owner. I am very heartbroken with the loss of my loving friend and companion Mufasa. In loving memory of you, my loving friend forever, Mufasa. I will always remember you.

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  • Co
      16th of Apr, 2007
    +1 Votes

    I am so sorry that this also happened to you. I had the same exact experience with a bad cat breeder named Melanie Lowry of the Lollimops cattery. She refuses to give me back my $1,300.00. I see she is not the only bad breeder using positive + queen & studs that already have the FIP virus and still breeding them. These bad breeders have a truly wide awakening. Our site will expose them for absolutely sure. What these bad breeders are doing to our cats, its such a shame. And this is all about the love of money, they dont care one bit about cats at all.

  • Mi
      17th of Apr, 2007
    +1 Votes

    Robin,

    I completely sympathize with what you are going through. I to lost a kitten to FIP not from your breeder. Just so you know and you can verify what I'm saying by looking at websites like draddie.com and go to the winn foundation. A cat is not infected with FIP. A cat has the coronavirus that in a very small percentage mutates into FIP. It's pretty unlikely that a cattery can be infested with FIP. Normally you can find that a few kittens in a litter will succumb to the coronavirus because of a genetic weakness. Now if a specific King and Queen produce more than 2 litters of FIP kittens the breeder should neuter the King and either pet him out or keep him. Again I understand the heartbreak of losing a kitten to FIP. The breeder should replace the kitten. Mine did and I now have a beautiful 11 month old that is healthy and wonderful so you can see that from a breeder that at one point gave me a kitten that succumbed to FIP I have a healthy one. I'm sorry for your loss.

  • Im
      23rd of Apr, 2007
    +1 Votes

    Dear Ms. Edghill:

    You may not be aware that a link to this complaint has been placed on the libelous website owned and operated by RoseMarie Zizzo, www.b-pcb.info.

    Zizzo cannot mediate complaints between buyers and breeders of pedigreed cats. In fact, her privileges to register and exhibit cats with the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, The Cat Fanciers' Association, have been suspended for life due to her harassment of other breeders.

    You may wish to contact Zizzo through her site and request removal of the link.

    Sincerely,
    Ima Lumberjack

  • As
      22nd of May, 2007
    0 Votes

    Robin I am so sorry for your loss my cat also died from FIP and to top things off it came from the same cattery Wild on Spots. We got Dante in Nov. and he died in Feb. she refuses to call us back, she continues to play dumb about the problem, and she has now blocked our e-mail. Counting you I have now found four people who have purchased and lost their cat to FIP. Our cat was sick when we received him we had to put him on antibiotics because he had a cold plus he had round worms because she did not deworm our cat properly, when we contacted her about that she acted as if it was our fault and played dumb to the potential problem of worms. This woman needs to be shut down, I don't even care if I get my money back even though it would be nice, I just don't want this woman to continue to profit from these sick cats. She knew two weeks before my cat died that there was a potential problem and she played as if she had no idea what FIP was when I contacted her - it makes me sick. If you are considering to purchase a cat do not buy from this woman, there are other catteries out there that are healthy. She refuses to test her cats for the coronavirus b/c it cost 175.00 per cat - personally I think that is a small price to pay, for the four 1000.00 dollar cats that she refuses to do anything about thus far. Her cattery is not a healthy cattery - if you are reading this and have lost a cat from this woman - please contact me or Robin. I am trying to make sure that this stops here. It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident but it is not and the woman who owns this cattery refuse to address the problem. Please do not buy from this woman for your hearts sake!

    We miss you Dante,
    Ashley & Trinity Walser

  • Mi
      2nd of Jun, 2007
    0 Votes

    In response to the above accusations – I purchased a breeder girl and added her to my cattery in the winter of 05 from another breeder. And bred her as cat breeders do in the summer of 06 once she was a year old. She had her first litter in the fall of 06 in which both of these kittens were from this litter. This girl threw FIP kittens her first litter which I had not previously had from other queens within my cattery. I never once said to either of these buyers that I would not replace their kittens. I also DID NOT know this queen was an FIP carrier or that she may not have mixed well genetically with my male. How would I know if she had never had a previous litter? All kittens from the litter looked completely healthy and I had no reason to believe that they were not. I have told both of these buyers that I would replace their kittens. As far as Robin goes – she had purchased a healthy girl from me in the spring of 06 and a healthy boy from me in the summer of 06. This was her 3rd purchase at my cattery that she did not mention. Never did I lie to her or cover anything up in regards to the possible problem with the litter she had purchased from me on her 3rd buy. When she called me I told her up front I thought there could be a problem with this female and the kittens in that litter. I never tried to hide anything from her and was very honest with her at all times. The point to the matter is ANY cattery could purchase a new girl and NOT realize the potential problem until her kittens are born. Never at any time did this queen seem to not be fit to breed and she is a healthy girl. She had been exposed to an FIP cat when she was a kitten BEFORE I EVER GOT HER which was not mentioned to me until I did call the breeder I had purchased her from and let them know she had thrown 3 FIP kittens her first litter. In no way does this reflect my breeding ethics. I have been a successful breeder for years without FIP and bottom line is this could happen in any cattery. There are NO proven blood test to test for FIP and the test that they have are very unreliable and only see if the cat was exposed to corona which is in nearly all catteries. I have offered BOTH of these buyer’s replacements which is stated in my contract that both of them signed. As stated before, this could happen in any cattery. I did and could not know that the queen was a carrier until she had her first litter.

  • Tr
      2nd of Jun, 2007
    0 Votes

    Well Michelle guess what, someone else contacted us today with two kittens dieing from FIP. That makes 6 kittens we know of , Ours, another who wants to remain anonymous we will call her buyer #1, Ambers, Robin, And Kittys. you continue to tell us this has never happened before, thats what you told us in February after buyer #1's cat died in January, you told Amber the same thing this week, after you knew about this problem. You are a worthless person who preys on peoples feelings again and again. You will not even correspond with any of us because you know you are wrong. On the subject of your contract, our lawyer laughed at it, it "guarantees" a healthy kitten, which they were not every one of them was sick when they left your house, every kitten on your website looks sick, they all have those glazed over eyes and swollen bellies. This makes me sick, you make me sick. Hopefully Amber is the last, but I doubt it. These poor kittens never had a chance and you knew it, and still sold them.

    Trinity and Ashley

  • Va
      19th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I too have a cat that I bought from this breeder in January of 2008 that I recently have found out is infected with FIP. I spoke with Michellle on March 17, 2009 to inform her that my cat that was born Oct. 24, 2007 is in fact FIP positive. She told me my vet was basically lying to me and I need to go to a better vet ( My animals only go to a vet that deals with Exotics only) Then she went on later to tell me that my cats mother in fact did have a litter in 2006 that all dies from this virus. She is unwilling to refund my money or give me another cat. I have had such a hard time dealing with a dying cat, but not to mention spending $1000 and only having him 1 year :(. Think twice before you buy a cat from her.

  • Be
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have been to Michelle's cattery is Southlake and I was personally disgusted by the condition the cats were kept in. Why she hasn't been shut down is beyond me. The place reeks and the cats are kept in an unventilated garage all yr including through the months of July and August when temps reach over 100 degrees. The place is filthy and utterly reeks. Michelle, is not the type to refund money, she struck me as a person who is extremely money driven so I am not at all surprised that no one on this blog has received a refund. I attempted to call the city on her but Southlake Animal control bounced me around to several people and different numbers and I finally gave up. The 2 cats I have that I know have do not have FIP that I know of yet, but I will go have them checked, but each has at least one genetic defict I have to work with. Everyone needs to avoid this cattery like the plague. I am very pleased that Jennifer started this blog.

  • Ml
      21st of Nov, 2012
    0 Votes

    she sold me a sick cat in july 2004!

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