• Report: #867248


  • Submitted: Wed, April 11, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, April 27, 2012

  • Reported By: smart shopper — new braunfels Texas United States of America
new braunfels, Texas United States of America

ACAPPELLA BENGALS LARRY " the bengal man " SICK , Then Died......woldn't give us the time of day new braunfels, Texas

*Consumer Comment: ACAPPELLA BENGALS New Braunfels, Texas

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Acappella Bengals

*Consumer Comment: Acappella Bengals are the BEST

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We did business with Acappella's Larry " the Bengal Man " from New Braunfels and it's the worse experience a family could go through. It seems like Larry has been producing sick cats for sometime . We never knew it. We met Larry ( he smelled like beer ) and he showed us around . His cats we're ferral and did not like the hand but one was kind of friendly. We asked about her and his price was more than we ever expected,YIKES. Larry said it came with a guaranty so, we wanted a new baby in the house. Larry never gave us a correct bill of sale or other needed paperwork but, he spun a story that was hard to keep up with. The next day the kitten started to throw up and we ran it to the vet. He said that the kitten was dehydrated and needed fluids. He said that the kitten had fleas, ear mites, ring worm and never should of been sold. We had the kitten checked out and a few hundred dollars after we took her home . She always seemed tired, never really acted like a lively kitten. We called Larry and he spun another story about it was just a change of lifestyle.

We lost the kitten . It passed away from FIV. When we went back to the breeder he denied the sale and sent us along our way. We thought about court, we thought about Karma and sooner or later it will all catch up with him. If your looking to buy a bengal, do not trade with this breeder. During this time ,our vet had contacted his vet and his vet had said that FIV was in their cattery.

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#1 Consumer Comment

ACAPPELLA BENGALS New Braunfels, Texas

AUTHOR: Danyel - (United States of America)

I don't know who this person is who is defaming, not only my Bengal breeder, but also people that I consider friends.  I am completely appalled by this fabrication.  I found Acappella Bengals after my Pixie Bob passed...she had been my constant companion for many years.  When I was visiting with Jonni and Larry about the loss of Rocksye they cried with me.  I visited their home - where their cats are raised and spent a lot of time with their kittens, retired queens, queens, and their sires.  The cats were all loving and sweet - they were all over me. 

I purchased a kitten and as per the contract had him checked out by my vets, yes, "vets", I use multiple vets.  My vets all concurred that the kitten was in perfect health and continued his vaccinations and care.  Not only that; Jonni and Larry provide a bill of sale, contract and medical records on all cats that leave their home and I say "home" because their cats are part of their home - they are not a cat mill; their cats are handled and loved as if they would stay in their home as their pets for the rest of their lives.  My baby did develop FIP and pass.  The FIP is ABSOLUTELY NOT the fault of the breeder.  When I contacted Larry and Jonni they, again, cried with me.  I did NOT request a replacement kitten, but because they are such good people with great business ethics they DID replace my kitten and pay all medical bills incurred during treatment of the other kitten.  Not only that, I have since gone back to Larry and Jonni and purchased a retired queen.  Every time that I have been in their home it is clean, the kenneling area is always clean and the kittens are running the house playing and having human interaction.  I have even personally met with the vets that Jonni and Larry use for their cats' medical care and my vets have an open line of communication with their vets.

I have referred many people to Larry and Jonni's Acappella Bengals and I will continue to do so!  It hurts me that anyone could make up so many mean and hateful things about such good people who run a very reputable and ethical business. 

Although I did lose a baby I would still return to Acappella Bengals and Jonni and Larry over and over if I were to get more Bengals. 

I send Larry and Jonni pictures of my beautiful, HEALTHY babies all the time and pictures of my Bengals are all over my office.  The Bengals produced at Acappella Bengals are exceptional and everyone thinks they are gorgeous.  My Hercules is 12.8 pounds and a very strong big boy and my Breeze is a gorgeous 9.8 pounds - my vets say they are the picture of health and stature.

Please stop your negative attacks on this Family...not only are you attacking Larry and Jonni, but all of the parents of the wonderful Bengals - like myself.  I know that I am the only person who has ever lost a baby purchased from Larry and Jonni; I verified with their vet.  They took exceptional care of me and my family; which was not warranted, but that is the kind of ethical people they are!

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Acappella Bengals

AUTHOR: Larry and Jonni - (United States of America)

This post by this supposed customer is a total fabrication designed to destroy our business by a competitor in our area.

It is very difficult to try to defend yourself against total lies. Our cattery has no fleas, no ear mites, no ringworm, no feline leukemia, no heartworms, or any other extreme contagion. We test our breeders and kittens regularly for all possible problems. In our years of breeding, we have had one customer lose a kitten to FIP which is totally unpredictable. We replaced that kitten and the lady even took a retired Queen later. She loves her cats and sends us pictures of them frequently.

We always give a written contract and encourage all our families to contact us if there are any problems even past the first year of the guarantee. Often we get phone calls for advice from people who have gotten sick kittens from other breeders who will not return phone calls. Our concern is for the kitten first and foremost.

Our vet, as with all reputable vets, will not give out private information on any of her clients. Therefore, I know for a fact that no one told this person that there was FIV in our cattery. In fact, I called the vet and told them about this post and they were quite upset about these numerous libelous postings.

We welcome anyone to visit our website and see the testimonials on our family page and come and visit our cattery any time. If anyone would like to verify this information, call us and we will give you our vet's name and phone number and give them permission to release information about our cattery.

Larry and Jonni Doeppenschmidt
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#3 Consumer Comment

Acappella Bengals are the BEST

AUTHOR: nodulee - (United States of America)

 Acappella Bengals is the best place you could ever get a Bengal cat I have gone to see their cats on regular basis. The kittens are as lively and healthy They are the most perfect cats ever. If you were to sit on the floor all the kittens would rush up to you. From my experience with Jonni and Larry I can say that these negtive reports seems false. 

Acappella Bengals are the cats you want to check out if you want a bengal cat that will be a life time family member.

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