If you are interested in adopting a kitten from Highlander Maine Coons, please feel free call/text (614)266-3502 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our kittens are typically reserved prior to or right after birth
Pet kittens without breeding rights are $1500.
We never sell breeding cats to anyone.
To secure a reservation spot for upcoming litters a $50 reservation check that is "held" and not cashed is required. We do not keep a wait list.
Once kittens are born, you are contacted in the order of the receipt of the $50 reservation. Once a kitten selection is determined, a $300 deposit is required. Once a deposit is made they are NOT REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON should you change your mind.
When we receive your $300 deposit, we will send you a deposit agreement to sigh. Our kittens are not considered adopted until you return the signed deposit agreement.
Our sales contract requires:
Cats be kept indoors at all times
No declawing allowed
1 year genetic health guarantee
No selling or rehoming of the cat for ANY REASON unless you have breeder written permission
Must be spayed or neutered at six months of age
ABOUT OUR KITTENS
Our breeding cats are tested for the following and are all negative:
PK Deficiency (Pryuvate Kinase Deficiency)
PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
HCM DNA (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)
SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)
FIV/FeLV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus/Feline Leukemia Virus)
HCM Echo (Annual sonogram scan of the heart)
Hip X-rays to detect hip displasia
We have our own dedicated cardiologist at Ohio State University. This is important as all heart scans can be reviewed for any changes. All annual scan results can be viewed on my males/females pages. All these preventative tests we do is not to say our cats can't develop disease; we take every measure to ensure we have the healthiest cats possible.
NOTE: Please beware of breeders that DNA test "only". This DNA test is only one identified HCM gene and echocardiogram is the only way to detect hear disease.
Our kittens are ready to leave at twelve weeks of age. Each kittens comes with:
Two vaccinations (8 and 12 weeks) FVRCP
30 day trial insurance plan
1 year genetic health guarantee
Two vet wellness checks
NOTE: We do not ship pet kittens, but have a reliable airport to airport in cabin service available.
ODE TO A
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
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
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
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