DO NOT BUY A KITTEN FROM CARRIE DONAHUE AT BENGAL BABIES CATTERY.
Carrie Donahue at Bengal Babies Cattery sells sick kittens that die of FIP.
I paid $1, 250 for Cairo, my beloved baby bengal, that I purchased from Carrie and took him home at nine weeks old on 9-12-11. Unbeknownst to me, Cairo had been sick for weeks and weeks, UNTREATED with Giardia and an Upper Respiratory Infection (and the coronavirus) while at Carrie's Cattery. We didn't know this when she sold him to us and Cairo was sick from the day we brought him home. We used the vet she recommended for Cairo's entire medical care and Cairo had to start meds as soon as we took him home. I know for a fact other kittens in her cattery also went home with giardia. It gets worse. Cairo was our little angel, and we heartbreakingly had to put him to sleep on 12-10-11, less than three months after we took him home, because he had effusive Feline Infectious Peridonitis (FIP). [continued below]....
..... FIP is a horrible disease, ALWAYS fatal/terminal. FIP comes from an infectious disease, the coronavirus. Carrie's cattery carries the coronavirus. Cairo's mom, Nala, has tested positive for the coronavirus with very high titres. Carrie is CURRENTLY selling Nala's latest liter (after Cairo's liter). If you are looking at purchasing a cat, you need to do research on what FIP is.
Cairo's vet bills in the short three month's I had him were $3, 500. I have many pictures of poor/sweet Cairo, in her cattery, with very gooky/gooey eyes and nose. When I brought poor Cairo home, he howled and howled in agony/pain everytime he went to the bathroom. Any breeder that knows what they are doing would have known these cats were sick. Kittens, with their immature immune systems, cannot stand the viral load of untreated giardia, upper respiratory infection, and the coronavirus in a crowded environment. In conditions such as this, as with poor Cairo, the coronavirus will mutate into the deadly FIP. I can only hope the same fate hasn't happened to all of his liter, but would never know because Carrie would never disclose, and she certaintly hasn't put any of the above on her website.
Carrie Donahue knows that Cairo died of FIP last month, and she, DISGUSTINGLY, has this prominently posted on the homepage of her website:
Be careful of bad breeders that produce sick kittens...do your homework before you buy.
You would be surprised how many calls I get on buyers have bought sick kittens with UTI, Felv aids, FIP and even die from it...and their breeder won't return their calls.
After the vet bills they have paid, it will have exceeded the cost of one of my healthy kittens.
Be careful of breeders that have Bengals with bad bloodlines, or in house breeding like father and daughter or brother and sister because they will produce weak kittens with heart murmurs, birth defects like kinks in the tail, or have other diseases you can't see like FIP, Felv/Fin or giardia.
Check them out by asking other breeders if they have hard of their cattery and if they are a reputable breeder. Ask who the parents are and look at their pedigrees. Be sure parents are 3 or more bloodline generations away from each other.
Also You can check out the complaints before you buy...go to:
"Cat Breeders Complaints" and look up their name or cattery name.
Be Careful and Good Luck!"
The above is absolutely disgusting that she is advertising as such.
Nala, Cairo's mom, fed Andia's and Sassy's litters. Andia had two still births and was not able to feed the rest of her litter, so all of Andia's litter got put on Sassy who had also just had her own liter. Poor Sassy was feeding 10+ kittens, and her tummy got riped to shreds (black/blue/swollen/bleeding) and then Sassy could no longer feed, and then poor Nala (and poor kitties) all got dumped onto Nala in addition to her brand new liter (Cairo's). All of the kittens were being passed around in a crowded/stressful environment, they will all have the coronavirus.
I can't describe the pain of losing your precious baby, so tragic and negligently. I've lost over $5, 000 purchasing and treating Cairo from Carrie. Carrie refuses to re-imburse me for the cost of Cairo. There is no way I would take another cat from her cattery and put myself in a position to lose another precious kitty this way (not to mention the vet bills). It is so sad to me other kittens may succumb to the same fate under her negligent care.
Please heed my advice and DO NOT PURCHASE A KITTEN FROM CARRIE DONAHUE AT BENGAL BABIES CATTERY!!!