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Available Maine Coon Kittens
and
Retired Adult Maine Coon Cats

Updated on Monday, September 22, 2014

AVAILABLE ADULTS

From time to time we may have retired breeding females or males that are looking for wonderful lifelong homes.  It is hard for us to part with these treasures, but we feel a life as someone's treasured pet is what they deserve once they retire.  Please inquire about the availability of retired breeding/show cats. 

 

Available Maine Coon Kittens

 

 Please contact us to reserve kittens from upcoming litters

 

KITTEN CARE INFORMATION
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ABOUT OUR KITTENS:

Each kitten is vaccinated for Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia virus (FVRCP). All kittens are vaccinated for FVRCP at 8 and 12 weeks. Rabies is recommended after 4 months, according to your state laws. We do not recommend the Feline Leukemia or FIP vaccines, since neither is necessary for indoor-only cats. Kittens must be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age, kept indoors, and NO declawing.
We are proud that we have our own dedicated cardiologist who practices at Med Vet Ohio. Our breeding cats are screened annually for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and checked via x ray for Hip Dysplasia. Screening via echocardiogram for HCM is currently the ONLY recommended method to screen against this disease. Our cats are also DNA negative for the one known DNA marker identified for HCM.  We cannot guarantee that a cat will never have this condition, but we are dedicated to making every effort to ensure we have healthy kittens. Please be aware of breeders who say that they DNA test only. This is not proper screening for this disease. ECHOCARDIOGRAM is the only method of detection.


 

BUYER INFORMATION
http://highlandermainecoon.com/hcgraphics/hcpawbleft.gifIf you are interested in adopting a kitten from Highlander Maine Coons, please feel free call us at (614) 801-9361 or e mail tsignore@att.net.   When you contact us, we let you know the dates of upcoming litters, give you information about the sire and dam, and tell you how to keep in touch with us if you are serious about securing a kitten from a specific breeding. Pet kittens range from $950-$1200 and some may be higher if you want a top show quality kitten. This is a hobby for us as we do work outside of the home. When I am home, all my time is devoted to the care of my cats, raising the kittens and attending or judging cat shows on the weekends. This is why I do not keep a waiting list with the exception of repeat buyers (which are numerous). A $300.00 deposit is required to hold your selection once the kittens arrive. Our kittens are not considered adopted until we receive your deposit and the signed deposit agreement is returned. Our contract requires that our cats be kept indoors, not be declawed and be neutered within a specific time frame. It also includes a 1 year genetic health guarantee, initial immunizations, and we provide you with a health record from our vet at the time of adoption. Our kittens are ready to go to their new homes at twelve weeks of age. We do not ship pet kittens.  You must pick your kitten up at our home so we can meet you in person and you can see your new baby.  We also can arrange a meeting spot if necessary. 

  ODE TO A BREEDER 
 
I love my little kitty, she makes my house a home.
She always is my best friend, I never feel alone.
She makes me smile, she makes me laugh,
She fills my heart with love ...
Did some breeder breed her, or did she fall down from above?
 
I've never been a breeder, seen life through their eyes,
I hold my little kitty and just sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish, I've never felt their pain,
The caring of their charges, through snow or wind and rain.
 
I've never sat the whole night through, waiting for babies to be born,
The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by dawn.
I've never felt the heartache, of a little life in my hands,
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.
 
Should you do that instead of this ....or this instead of that,
Alone you fight, and hope one day, he'll grow to be a cat,
and bring joy to another being, and make a house a home,
You know it's all just up to you, you'll fight this fight alone.
 
Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,
Two hourly feeds for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
In your heart you know, you're almost sure to lose the fight,
to save this little baby, but God willing ... you just MIGHT.
 
Day one he's in there fighting, you say a silent prayer,
Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five ... he's still alive, your hopes soar to the heavens,
Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands day seven.
 
You take this little angel, and bury him alone,
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself "Why do this? ... why suffer all this pain?"
But see the joy your kittens bring... it really self explains.
 
So, when you think of breeders and label them with "greed",
Think about what they endure to fill another's need.
When you buy a kitten and with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money ... we pay with our heart.
 
- HEATHER FIELD Copyright 2003
  

 

Example of our Highlander Maine Coon kittens at three months old:


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Teresa & Edwin Sweeney
(with the help of Joann & Tina Patrone)
Columbus, Ohio
614-801-9361
tsignore@att.net



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