Lollimops Himalayan Cattery — Lollimops Himalayan FIP Infected Cattery
What will satisfy your complaint?
"To get my $1,300.00 returned I spent for a FIP infected kitty that I had to put to sleep"
Statement of FACTS:
I am protesting against the way you treated me as a cat buyer. About how you deceived me with that contract of yours . I was good enough to give you $1,300.00 for a kitty and you took that money, but when it come to dealing with consumer problems such as the death or disease of a kitty purchased from you, all you can say is, you are sorry?
If you are an expert where is your degree in feline studies from an accredited college? I purchased a kitty from you , I paid you $1,300.00 and my kitty ends up dieing at the age of 14 months old of FIP. I also mad at the trade I made with you for a cream point himmy that is 1 year old and does not even know how to breed because the seller Melanie Lowry takes all her kitten away from the mom at 5 weeks old to prevent them from getting the Corona Virus.
# But Melanie Lowry does not tell you the damage she is doing the the emotional growth of the kittys they they do not even know how to mate, which is a natural thing in the animal kindom. The 1st female is dead of FIP the 2nd does not know how to breed & sprays all over and the 3rd cholate female one is WAY too small to even breed.
I would say that is a problem!
Its not just one cat its all the kittys I got from her. The queen that had my kitty should be spayed because any mother who has a kitten die of FIP should not be used for BREEDING to pass this down to another generation of kittys
I did all that was required of me to find out the cause of death and you tell me you will not replace my kitty or give my back my $1,300.00 I did read your contract, I thought! But I obviously did NOT read it good enough, because if I really read it I would NOT have purchased a kitty from you ever!
When a person buys a kitty they are excited about the idea of getting their bundle of love and they do not read all the contract the way they should. The lessons I learned with dealing with you Melanie Lowry of Lollimops Himalayan & Persian Cattery cost me $1,300.00 and I want to make sure this never happens to another potential cat buyer ever again!
The other lesson is just because you have colors of cats that are so sort after it does not mean they are healthy because they were NOT. You as a cat breeder turned me off completely how cat breeders are to deal with issues dealing with buying and purchasing. I want to make sure you never do this dishonesty to anyone else, and I will do my best to get you out of the cat breeding business one way or the other for how ever long it takes. I want to put you out of the kitten mill business that is a promise for our kitty and for the public so you can not decieve anymore of the public ever again.
Let me give you some histrionics how I first meet Melanie Lowry on the internet. I had contacted Melanie Lowry by email a few time we chatted about color of cats and that was as far as things went.
Until one day Melanie Lowry asked me if I wanted one of her kittys and I said "NO", as they were too much money.I told her I was thinking of purchasing a kitty in from a cattery down south. So all of a sudden she offered me a trade. I DID NOT ask for this, she offered this to me! So I said a trade of what? She said, she was interested in a silver female because she wanted to breed to develop silver & golden pointed kittens.
So then I asked her for a cream point female himalayan. Melanie Lowry was going to take a silver kitten, then I offered her an adult and she said, oh that is better I dont have to wait for it to grow up and she can be bred right away. That cat was about 2-3 years old and a good mom. I gave her the shaded silver her name was Lacy. This shaded silver was a nice kitty, good mom, but she was truly just a pet long body, long legs, she had nice large eyes going for her that was it.
Time went on. So I made arrangements with Melanie Lowry to drive to her home and this is how she told me how to find her place. She said, its the only white SHACK on the corner lot. Those were her excate words SHACK. I went in her "SHACK" as Melanie Lowry herself called it. And she was right, it was a "Shack". It was a cute, homey little 2 small bedroom, shack, But never the less a summer bungalow that was probably made in the '30'& 40's, to house share croppers.
Her cats were in cages in the kitchen area, ants roaming around on the love seat I was siting on, that is why I did not sit down. In the kitchen area it was unkept & messy, unorganized, uncleaned, stove messy unclean, counters messy and not in order at all. Out on the porch area where the kittys go out a kitty door it was full of spider webs and dirty, very unkept little area. The bath room was okay
Melanie Lowry told me she did not have hot water. How can a cat breeder wash here kittens in cold water? The kittys that were "ALLOWED" walking freedom where extremly socialible and friendly and, I thought that was fantistic.
I signed the contract and left almost immediately. I do not have time to socialize with people. I have better things to do then chat with stranges I just met. I dropped off the kitty I was to give her and picked up my kitty and went right home
There was another time I went over Melanie "shack" as she so modestly called it ,and she invited me out to a Japanese lunch in her town of Escondido, Ca. I accepted this engagement,but the food was horrible . We were out for about approx 2 hours or even more and on her coffee table was the kitty I was giving her in that same taxi, still in the cage. She said it was okay to leave her in that pet taxi while we go and have our lunch.
When I got Sunshine home Michelle Casserd asked me if he had ring worm and I told her "NO". I did actually lie to her, and the reason I did not was because I did not want to make Melanie Lowry feel bad. This kitten Sunshine did have ringworm and since Melanie Lowry washed him how come she did not notice this? She did but just did not bother to mention it to me. I truly was wrong for stating that to Michelle Casserd that was truly wrong on my part. He also came with ring worm and I mentioned this to Melanie Lowry when I got home and said, how could you have missed this if you washed him?
The kitty I made the trade with I called [Sun Shine or Sunny] Extremly delightful little boy. I was truly enjoying him so much but that came to and end like really fast. I could not longer allow him to roam around my place anymore. And I was truly sad about that fact. Why? Because he was not even 6 months old and he started SPRAYING all over. This is unacceptable and it was sad. He had to have his own room which is about 10 feet by 10 feet. ANd that is where he lives.
Mean while I was able to purchase one of Melanie Lowrys kittys a Chocoloate Torie, she wanted $1,300.00 for her. I gave her $600.00 in "CASH" down and she allowed me to pay her off before she was able to be breed, we agreed and I went home.
I had a car and I needed to sell, it and thought of Melanie because she was without a car for such a long time, and depended on other people to taxi her around to live. I wanted to show her some compassion so I said to her, "how about we make a trade I will give you this car if you give me a solid chocolate female? She agreed. I took about 6 photo's of the car, sent them to her by email. I paid $1,000.00 for this Olds and it was a nice car below is a photo of it. I asked Melanie Lowry,"when she would come to pick up the car? She said as soon as she can get a ride from one of her friends.
Well weeks had pasted she had not come to get her car and I wanted my kitty. She kept saying, I will ask this friend or that friend. None of her friends or even family members ever came through to help melanie Lowry to come get her car. Melanie Lowry has elderly parents and a daughter in her area & no one helped her at all get her car. I then asked Melanie Lowry, how do you get your needs meet each month with food and cat food etc? Melanie Lowry told me, "she has to BEG the people she knows to help her and most of the time they dont want to help me at all.
I then asked Melanie Lowry, "how come you dont have a car?" Melanie Lowry, then told me. she does not have a car because she owes about $1,000.00 auto repairs and the mechanic has her car.
So I drove all the way to her home ,to pick Melanie up, in my car, to drive her to my place, to pick up her car. She gave me the kitty, and I gave her all the paper work, paid for the registration so it was current for her and she left. When I had dealing with Melanie she told me she would save this item for me and then I called he to ask her if I could pick it up, and she told me she threw it out and she "forgets things" and she was sorry.. That she does not have such a good memory and this was told me by Melanie herself.
As far as Melanie Lowry's sales contact I asked permission to use her contract, she gave me her permission. About the silver kitty I have her saying it had ring worm, and the worst case she has ever seen?. If that was true, then how come Melanie never told me? Because this is the first I ever hear of it. And that kitty was not 5 years old it was 3-4yrs old.. Lollimops said I convinced her to sell Glory Anna to me, that is such a fallacy. Melanie can not refuse money after all she makes a livihood running a kitten mill. Just flash some cash in front of her and she will SNATCH it right up.
Her rent ALONE is $750.00 a month for that shack she lives in. That is NOT including food, electric, gas, water, cat food, litter, shots, cat supplement, medications, etc or anything else a person needs to live each month & also run a kitten mill.
She sold me Glory Anna for MONEY. I could see Melanie Lowry wanted to keep Glory Anna, as I could see she was sad that she had to sell her to live & pay for her bills. So therefore, I did offer Melanie, Glory Anna back, she declined.
My vet called me 5/24/03 stating that a Melanie Lowry keeps calling to want to talk to the Dr. about Glory Anna and my vets wants to know what he should do? I said,"why is she calling you up? SHe said to find out about Glory Anna's body parts and that he was not suppose to do a necropsy it was suppose to go to the state, and if the vet does not return my calls I will contract my attorney about this. That is what Melanie Lowry said. The vet can not disclose any information to a[ past seller] about a pet unless the owner [shar dew] okay's it. Its privileged information
It stated in her reply she felt bad about Glory Anna dieing of F.I.P.! Really? If that was the case then how come you turned a BLIND EYE to her very best friend Debbie? Who owned Techno Cats who went to jail for severe negelect, abuse and death of her 60 PLUS cats? When I asked Melanie why dont you turn her in to the animal control, Melanie told me "I cant do that because Debbie will turn me in and report how many cats I have and I make a living selling kittys". The only reason she got a "Cattery of Excellence" is because she is protecting herself just in case some one decides to call animal control again, like her friend Debbie did already.
What Melanie does not understand is getting a Cattery of Excellence" is not gonna stop her from getting anonymous complaints from the [Cladestine Buyers Program] from the Health Department, Animal Control Agencies or Animal Activiest Movements, Radio, Newpapers, Whistle Blowers Hotlines, TV Stations. A Kitten Mill gets run down all the time, espeically since Melanie has a illness that keeps her from keeping her mill in the condition it should be kept, CLEAN.
Melanie actually told me right over the phone she was to blame for allowing her mentally ill friend Debbie of Techno Cats to continue to breed cats.
But since Melanie Lowry has a memory problem [ she told me this herself] I guess she forgot to mention all of this stuff on her reply [in that site I had to copy off in order to state my reply].
After all Melanie Lowry said she is standing behind her contract, well these are the consequences of standing behind your contract. You did this all to yourself. Even Debra K Darling guarantee's her kittys health and she runs a Kitten Mill also.
Its so strange when I was going through that deal with Michelle Casserd how Lollimops telling me how she did not want anything at all to do with Debra K Darling & Michelle Casserd and here she writes her reply in the very site for all the "BAD", "UNFAVORABLE" pedigree cat breeders lodged by the public. At least now Lollimops you know what kind of people you belong with. But there is so much more Melanie forgot to say that I will not mention at this time, I will reserve the right to disclose that information at a further date.
This is the horrible experience I had with Melanie Lowry of the Lollimops Cattery. Melanie is a criminal & terrible person who does not have a conscience at all and does not know the difference between right & wrong. This experience did not just happen to me I came to find out there are others she also stole money from also. This is a warning for any potential pedigree cat buyer if you are searching for kitten please do not ever buy from the Lollimops cattery in Escondido, California, you will be very sorry. To warn all potential cat buyers please go to: http://www.lollimops-cattery.info to read detailed infomation about Melanie Lowry of Lollimops cattery also: http://www.b-pcb.info/bcb2.html
Cattery: Lollimops Himalayans & Persian
Address: 942 Stanley Avenue
City: Escondido, Ca 92026
Phone: [protected] & [protected]
Complaintant: Rose Marie Zizzo
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