to Hebrides Cattery
Cattery sponsors this web site to promote the Scottish
Fold breed of cat. Here you can find information
on the Scottish Fold breed, a collection of photos of our cats, and information form to begin the process of getting
your own Scottish Fold as a pet, and links to other cat sites on the web.
November 18, 2013, I will be joining a very large number
of breeders across the U.S. in no longer shipping pets.
Due to a change in Department of Agriculture regulations
for pet breeders that the USDA itself has interpreted
in contradictory ways, it is impossible for most persons
who sell pets to know whether it is legal to ship a
pet that the buyer has not seen in person. Violations
of this rule carry severe penalties. For our safety,
ALL sales must take place face to face.
This ruling is going to seriously curtail the choice
of those wishing to buy the pet of their choice unless
you are willing to travel to your breeder of choice
regardless of distance. As written this will also affect
service animals being made available to those in need.
While we do understand the need to stop those who don't
properly care for their animals, and who knowingly sell
kittens and puppies, we already have existing state
and federal laws for those issues.
If you would like to help us fight this bad choice of
regulation policy, please contact me or your breeder
of choice to see what you can do to help. It is YOUR
right to be able to buy a cat or kitten from whoever
you choose and to pick it up personally or have your
cat or kitten shipped to you or to meet your breeder
at a mutually agreed upon place to save you travel and
expense. However, you only have that right if it remains
OUR right to offer those choices.
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