Reputable Breeder ???
What's a Reputable Savannah Breeder?
A Breeder who places cats/kittens by contract.
A Breeder places cats/kittens with a health guarantee.
The Breeder requires and contracts the return of a cat/kitten should the purchaser be unable to keep the cat/kitten.
A Breeder carefully interviews prospective owners and has specific requirements to be met, i.e.; cat/kitten is to be altered, not allowed to roam outdoors etc.
A Breeder is willing and able to educate the novice. They are happily to answers questions regarding the breed and their breeding program.
A Breeder insists on being informed of health, genetic, or behavioral problems the cat/kitten may develop.
The Reputable Breeder does not have more cats/kittens then he/she is able to keep clean, healthy and socialized.
Reputable Breeders spends individual time with each of their cats/kittens.
The Breeder is concerned with temperament as well as the health of their cats/kittens.
A Reputable Breeder makes themself available for advice and help to other breeders, and throughout the life of the cats/kittens they has placed.
Savannah Heightz is recognized as a
Proud member of the “The International Cat Association”, Inc
Ethical and Responsible Breeder
The International Cat Association, Inc.
Voluntary Code of Ethics
The Savannah Cat Association
I am a member in good standing of The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) and have a TICA-registered cattery.
I will breed discriminately, and only if I can find appropriate homes for my kittens.
I will place kittens only in homes that I believe will provide a life-long commitment of love, appreciation, and responsible care.
Any kitten or cat sold as a pet/companion will be sold under the following conditions:
I will guarantee that the kitten/cat is in good health at the time of sale.
I will urge the purchaser to have the kitten/cat examined by the purchaser's own veterinarian within a few days of purchase to confirm its good health.
I will explain to the purchaser the dangers of an outdoor environment.
I will provide a written sales agreement that describes all the terms of the sale. I will abide by my own sales agreement.
I will make every effort to spay/neuter every kitten/cat prior to leaving Breeder. If this should not be possible, I will require that the kitten be spayed or neutered no later than 12 months of age and not be allowed to produce any offspring. I will provide the TICA registration certificate and/or pedigree for the kitten/cat only after I have received written evidence from a licensed veterinarian that the kitten/cat has been altered.
I will not release a kitten until it has been inoculated at least twice against the following: Panleukopenia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus. I also may choose to give other vaccinations.