Wynstarr Cattery - Illinois - Lindsey Goodwin — Sickly/dying kittens
Bad breeder out of Illinois that claims all kinds of top cat shows awards but we have lost all our four cats from her 2yrs old and under. All passed within the last 18 moths and 3 alone in the last 6 months. Two of those three were kittens under the age of 12 months. One died of cardo myopathy (congenital), his brother died at almost 8 months, he died because he already had a weakened system due to also having cardio miopathy but one of the kittens was positive for calicivirus, corona, mycoplasm, upper respiratory etc and infected him, even after being hospitalized for stretches at a time and thousands in vet bill he succumbed to FIP. The kitten that had all the viruses had to be euthanised at the young age of 10 months and we did everything humanly possible and thousands of dollars trying to save him to no avail. When i contacted this breeder immediately about the colici etc...she admitted (and i have proof in e-mails) that she had lost 4 kittens due to that and that another kitten had a big sore on its mouth. The last kitten had to be euthenized xmas eve due to non-regenerative anemia...bone marrow cancer. I have been battling cancer myself and having to go through something so traumatic and devastating, holding each and everyone of our beloved family members in your arms while every single one is euthanized is beyond what a healthy person can take...it broke me, it affected my health, my recovery, i tried nursing one cat after another for almost a year and all the while trying to stay alive myself and she knew this. She couldnt care less what was happening in our family ) I sent this so called "breeder" all the medical reports, timelines, treatments etc... All three of our veterinarians put these records together because they had never seen something so devastating and so much loss and sicknesses. We forwarded everything to her and my husband has called and left many messages. The only response was..".i dont know what happened, all your cats family members that i have are still healthy and i only replace if it is congenital, so stop calling and stop trying to contact me!!". Well...there are congenital issues, our cat families are obviously not still alive because their siblings died (she admitted it in the e mails) and last but not least..why did she advertise that she was downsizing her cattery a couple of weeks after we picked up our last kitten?, , , coincidence? A special warning to all you breeders out there, i see many of you use her cats in your breeding programs, and this may start affecting your quality of cats and the upcoming health of these upcoming litters.. My husband has retained a lawyer in her area, as for me, nothing could ever replace those wonderful beloved cats of ours. We spent over 7 thousand dollars trying to save them to no avail...i wouldnt want this to happen to anyone else and especially i would never want to see another beloved pet ever suffer the cruelty of bad genetics due to the greediness of a bad breeder. They may have all the ribbons hanging on their walls but don't be fooled, its how they treat you after the kitten is sick that matters, that is called humanity. What is even sadder, i know these cats are going to be even more neglected due to her taking on breeding dogs now. I am sure i will get those ppl who have to protect one another for the sake of profit. You can say that all your cats are fine and im just being bitter but bottom line if a good breeder has nothing to hide why not return a clients phone call especially if you say you care so much about your breed. At least call to find our what happened to them because if you dont ask i just assume you already knew all along what was going to happen. Please be aware of "Wynstarr ".Illinois..owner
This particular breeder's website looks impressive! Show wins galore. Seems to be at first glance a good breeder. Don't let the presence of show wins fool you. This means very little. There is no excuse for Calici. That is something that should result in immediate stopping of all breeding until it has cleared up completely. Cats testing positive should no longer be used in any program. HCM is a congenital heart disease. All parents and offspring associated with the kittens that died from it should be eliminated from the program.