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  • Submitted: Fri, December 11, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, May 12, 2012

  • Reported By: Holly — Milwaukee Wisconsin U.S.A.
Kristen Leedom, House of Quendi
Internet/ New Berlin, Wisconsin United States of America

Kristen Leedom, House of Quendi This breeder inbreeds and over breeds American Curls, Elf and Sphynx cats knowing they have genetic diseases. Internet/ New Berlin, Wisconsin

*Consumer Comment: sick kitty

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sick Sphynx

*Consumer Comment: wish i would have seen this before i bought a cat from this cattery

*Consumer Comment: You ASSume Too Much

*Consumer Comment: Good For You

*Consumer Comment: I have something I would like to say about Kristen

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kittens are well cared for, thank you

*General Comment: Are These Kittens Cared For??

*General Comment: I Did some research today

*Author of original report: RE: Gotta love stupidity!!!

*UPDATE Employee: Don't sell cats to Crazy people!! When are you two girls going to leave Kristen Alone? And here is what really happened.

*General Comment: STOP! READ THIS... about the ficitious claims filed

*Author of original report: Buyer Beware

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Responce to Erin

*Consumer Comment: Holly is a complete fraud and liar

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sphynx/American Curl Cross

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sphynx/American Curl Cross

*Consumer Comment: Kristen Leedom, House of Quendi This breeder inbreeds and over breeds American Curls, Elf and Sphynx cats knowing they have genetic diseases. Internet New Berlin, Wisconsin

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: On Friday Dec 11th an injunction and a civil suit for libel was filed against Holly Weitkunat

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My mission is to make others aware about this breeder.  She is breeding cats with genetic diseases and then selling them to the public.  I learned this the hard way, for my cat who was not even 2 years old just died of one of them, HCM.  I have found tons of other people, just in the Milwaukee and Waukesha Area, who have also purchased from her and are dealing with the similar problems.  Another genetic disease, which is also fatal that I found is FIP.  Once there is a report of FIP in a litter, any other ETHICAL breeder would stop right there and have to start the breeding lines all over.  She unfortunately has not done this, nor does she notify the buyers of the problem and what to watch out for.  That's why I am doing this.  There is also reports of ringworm ( which my cat also had, but was told it is no big deal) and herpes.  Oh, and the worst part about all of this, because I picked my cat up from one of her friends houses due to the massive ringworm break-out, she is now denying that he came from her!  Although his parents are on her web-site!  Great business woman!

I am disgusted that this is even allowed to happen.  Me and quite a few other people are working with city officials to put a stop to her, so if you have purchased a cat with any of these problems (or any other problem for that matter) please feel free to contact me to join in our efforts.  Thank you for listening.


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#1 Consumer Comment

sick kitty

AUTHOR: sick kitty - (United States of America)

I didn't say the cat died. she is still alive just pretty sick. as far as i know the coronavirus has not progressed. i really hope it doesnt only time and more meds will tell.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Sick Sphynx

AUTHOR: unknown - (United States of America)

Wow nothing has been posted on here in a long time! I would like to speek with you further on your problem and sorry to hear about the death of your cat that is SO sad!! I would like to talk with you and so would a few others :)

Thanks
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#3 Consumer Comment

wish i would have seen this before i bought a cat from this cattery

AUTHOR: sick kitty - (United States of America)

I bought a cat from kristen and it is pretty sick. I know nothing about the drama going on. my cat came with pretty bad diarrea and i have not been able to enjoy her. she had ear mites, ringworm and giardia. after treatment for these things she was still sick. i took yet another fecal sample in and it came back with results of tritrichomonas feotus, clostridium and corona virus. after a few hundred dollars in vet bills i hope these next treatments will cure her. the corona virus is not curable and it could be fatal if it turns into infectious peritontis. i did not seek reinbursement because i know that will not happen because there is no health guarantee that comes with these cats or kittens. i just want my cat to be healthy so i can enjoy her company. she is a very sweet and lovable cat and she did not deserve to be this sick.
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#4 Consumer Comment

You ASSume Too Much

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

It is very silly of you to ASSume I don't know much about the Sphynx breed, and you know what they say about ASSuming don't you??

You had to ask your vet if it was normal that the Sphynx breed has wax build up in their ears??  If you had to ask your vet that question, it is you that does not know much about the Sphynx cat.  It IS normal that they have wax in their ears.  What is NOT normal is that a breeder would choose not to use, at the very least, a baby wipe to gently wipe it out, and then post pictures of the poor filthy looking kittens on their website in hopes of selling them.

It is also silly of you to ASSume that I would expect a young kitten to have a submerged bath (although not all the kittens that were pictured were too young to have a regular bath, and yet were filthy). Again, a baby wipe goes a long way to help cleaning, not only ears, but underbellies. Guess you didn't know that.  I'd also like to add, I have never seen such young kittens as dirty looking as her kittens, and believe me, I have seen a lot of kittens, as well as pictures.  If you feel comfortable buying a kitten from her, that is your choice, as it is mine to never purchase one from her.

Maybe she is a clean freak, maybe not.  I guess she cleaned that nasty rubbermaid tub that looked like it had diarrhea splashed all over it in the pictures, and hopefully painted the window that had chipped paint all over it (hopefully there is no lead in that paint!) the day you stopped over.  However, the dirty looking rickety old wicker chair is still being used as a prop for the kittens, but whatever.  I'm only speaking to the things that I saw in the pictures she herself posted on her website.

As to the others that started this report, and everyone else involved, I have no knowledge of that, so will not speak to it.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Good For You

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

Well, it's good to see you decided to clean the kittens up a bit before you posted pictures.

Wax build up in the kittens ears serves no purpose other than to cause infection, and discomfort.  There is no need to "dig" in their ears to clean it out, as the pictures that you had posted (looks like you do have a couple posted now as well) showed clearly that the wax was not deep into the ear, and some was on the edge.  A baby wipe could easily help clean their poor ears without any digging.  I certainly do hope that you get the kittens used to having their ears cleaned at some point before they go to their new homes.  Not every kitten I had mentioned in my previous post was 5 weeks, which was apparent.  In any case, It's great that you have started cleaning them a bit before posting pictures.

Regarding bathing, again, not every kitten you had posted at the time of my post was 5 weeks old, and most needed baths.  Would a submerged bath be good for a young kitten, no, but again, a baby wipe works wonders.  Being a breeder, I would think you'd know this.

The point of my first post was to give my opinion on what I saw on your website.  As someone who loves the Sphynx (and has MUCH experience with them) I personally would not buy one of your kittens based on what I saw on your website.  
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#6 Consumer Comment

I have something I would like to say about Kristen

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

I recently bought a kitten from Kristen. I visited her house 5 times before I brought my baby home. On 3 of the 5 occasions I showed up un-announced. Her home was clean and all of the cats we well taken care of. If anything I wouls say that this lady has OCD as she is constantly cleaning what is already clean. There is no way she could have known I was coming and even done a quick clean up job. As far as what this last person wrote... you are obviously not familiar with the breed. They have wax in there ears all the time and my vet confimed that this is normal in this particular breed. As far as them having a bit of wax build up on their bodies they are kittens!!!!! Would you bathe a tiny un-weined kitten and take a chance of them getting a respitory infection and dying? Not to mention getting every cat there sick? Of course you wouldn't.


 I did my homework and have been to another breeders house in the area a few months ago. Who happens to be on this page writing bad things about Kristen her name is Erin Coggon and if you want to see poor quality kittens you should have seen that litter. They all look thin and sickly... So whos really is the bad breeder???


When I googled Kristens name this site came up and I read everything these two girls had to say. I also googled there name and found this Holly has had evictions, as well as  other things filed against her. But what really shook me as wierd was how she posted on the net talking about her cat that supposidly died as thought he is still alive. Leading me to believe that he is in fact alive and they have cooked this whole thing up.I thought the cat was dead? Then I found that she entered him in a photo contest as well. If this cats dead why is she entering him in contests and replying to a post saying what toys he likes and not saying toy he liked? I think that this is a scam her and this Erin are running in an attempt to slander the competition. Here are links to the site where Holly posted pics and blogs.  


http://www.cutestpetcontest.com/view100354713.htm
Cutest petcontest.com Holly Pegan (weitkunat)


http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/domoreforcats/message/10038
domoreformycats user name hllyw81 post num 10038 dec 16th 2009 2:50pm.


Google her name yourself and see what you find. Also she stated she had proof that Gizmo died so wheres the proof???


This site lets anyone write anything the want...It don't have to be true nor do you have to have proof there was anything illegal done. These girls are doing just that writing what they want not the truth. Oh and I have some questions from Holly..... If you bought the cat from Erin and handed her the money certainly you signed a legally binding purchase agreement right?? Well who signed it??? Erin??? You paid her she sold you the cat...SUE HER!!!!
She is the one you should be posting about on here and in time I am sure you will come to realize this. She is just trying to pass the buck off on this and I am sure she is probably lying about where she got the cat. I posted an ad on CL a few months ago when I thought about purchasing a kitten from Erin Coggon asking about her kittens. One of the several e-mails was from a lady that responded to the post I put on CL and told me she bought a sick munchkin from Erin last year that was oozing green stuff from her vagina. Where did that cat come from.... Please Holly don't believe all the smoke she is blowing up your tail. She is just using you as a pawn in her little game. She is the one scamming people and selling sick cats. Kristen has been in business for a long tima don't you think if she sold sick cats there would be more report on here and the internet???


P.S. Kristen I took my beautiul boy Gremlin to the vet last week the vet said he looks great. He also said to send a compliment to you for producing in what his opnion was a show quality, stud. Thanks again!!!!!!

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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Kittens are well cared for, thank you

AUTHOR: Kristen Leedom - (United States of America)

The kittens in the pictures you are referring to are only 5 weeks old.  I do not bath 5 week old kittens, they are too fragile nor do I go nuts by digging in there ears.  The ear wax in sphynx does serve a purpose and you do your sphynx more harm by constantly cleaning there ears.

Kristen

 

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#8 General Comment

Are These Kittens Cared For??

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

While this Holly person may be filing false reports, I decided to check out the website provided by the breeder herself in her rebuttal.  

In my opinion,  the kittens that are available do not appear very well cared for.  If you look at the Sphynx kittens, they all appear to have extremely dirty ears, even the youngest looking kitten at the bottom of available page.  Many look to have wax build up on their underbelly, by their faces, legs etc..., as well as eye goop (blue and white male.)  The wicker chair the tabby male is posing in appears to be old, and scratched to all heck, and the rubbermaid tub in the photo behind another kitten is filthy!  The window which has a kitten posing on it is all paint chipped.  Click the pictures to enlarge them and you'll see what I'm talking about.

I don't know, but personally I would not post pictures of these kittens in this condition if I were a reputable breeder.  The "Elf" kittens do not seem much better off either.

These poor kittens desperately need an ear cleaning, a bath, and cleaner living conditions.  If this breeder is not able to provide proper care and upkeep, maybe she shouldn't breed more than she is able to care for properly.

I personally would not buy a kitten from this breeder after seeing the pictures she herself posted on her own website.
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#9 General Comment

I Did some research today

AUTHOR: Jillian - (United States of America)

Hello, I am someone who is actually looking to get a Sphynx cat from this Cattery. While researching her cattery, I found this report and felt I should make a comment as to my findings.

Okay, I read your report. Then I put both your name Holly and Kristen in the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system to see what is showing there. Any past problems? Well, that was interesting. Holly, the man Kristen is claiming was in on a harrassment with you was also named in a lawsuite against you with your former land lord.

Holly has a boat load of things against her from driving without a license to not paying bills and of course this lawsuit.

Then, I looked at Kristen. Some things, mostly stuff against Holly and Erin for slander, and a traffic violation. Um.. Okay

So, I looked up area vets and called Three. None would speak of Kristens cattery in general but one said they are familiar with her and that they have never had an issue of concern about the health of her cats. So, Good.. Thats two for Kristen.

So, I called the Waukesha Humane society. ( Holly you did state that you were working with officials about her and the humane society is pretty official) They told me that they have never heard of Kristen or her Cattery. I said she has been in business for 12 years.

The woman at the humane society told me that then that is good that in 12 years they have had no complaints. Good,, One more for Kristen.

Then, I checked out the CFA for Scheherazadectz & Kleedom Cattery to see what she is doing in the show ring. Well, not bad., I found info on her and I found that she has been working with some other folks at the CFA for the betterment of the breed.

Finally, I checked the BBB and Angies List... Nothing bad there.

So, my conclusion after hours of research is that Scheherazadectz & kleedom Cattery will be a good place for me to contact to get my Sphynx baby from.

And No, once again. I do not know this woman formally. I have never met her, and I have only asked her a couple of questions about her cats which she asked me to visit to see the cattery for myself since she will not sell unless she is able to meet with me and ask me some questions.

Will the drive be worth it? I think so. only time will tell. However, I find your rip off report to be nonsense.

I am going to be watching for the outcome of the trial on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system because I do not think you have a chance of winning.

Sorry, this is my researched and humble opinion.


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#10 Author of original report

RE: Gotta love stupidity!!!

AUTHOR: Holly - (U.S.A.)

Obviously these people have no idea what truly went on- they are Kristens friends!  I could care less what any of you have to say about this matter.  If Kristen truly had nothing to do with this I would be going after and reporting the person who did do this.  Why would I know who Kristen even is if my cat didn't come from her litter?  I just pulled this out of the air????? And let me guess, all of the other people I am in contact with who also have sick or dead cats are making this up as well.  And like I said, I DO have proof, after Gizmo died my vet did the tests to find out it was in fact HCM!  And yes, I did not contact Kristen, for I want nothing from her.  I want others to know about what they would be getting themselves into.  And for a breeder who is SOOOO knowledgeable, she would know that the HCM disease is carried in Sphynx-NOT AMERICAN CURL.  Maybe she should do more research on the type of cats she is dealing with.  I know I should have done more research on what goes on in unethical catteries.
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Don't sell cats to Crazy people!! When are you two girls going to leave Kristen Alone? And here is what really happened.

AUTHOR: Chase - (United States of America)

Holly, has have never met Kristen, been to her house or seen her cattery or cats.

Holly approached Kristen directly in April when she started sending her NASTY emails regarding the cat she bought from Erin Coggin (GIZMO) and that she was lied to by Erin that it was an American curl she purchased when it was really a non standard Elf.

Now she claims this same cat died of HCM,(although she has no proof)  Holly doesn't know the first thing about genetics in cats let alone the genetics behind any of Kristen's lines. If she did she would realize that 99% of the things she says make absolutely no sense.  They may seem to make sense to the average joe but not to someone that is educated in these areas which she is not.  All her accusations are uninstantiated. 

After Gizmo died Holly didn't make contact Kristen, she just started posting crazy things all over the internet using a fake name. 

It was me that called Holly to confirm it was her posting these things. (I am not Kristen's son) Kristen had her suspicions that it was was Holly again after reading her crazy emails in April and the crazy things she posted all over the internet.   I was nice and polite to Holly.  It was Holly that started screaming and she said that I should have Kristen should call directly so she did.

At the time Kristen called her she asked Holly why your husband, Jose Pegan, was emailing her posing as a kitten buyer.  Holly's response to her was "it was me that wrote it so that I could come over and bash your head in."  It was at that time Kristen told Holly she was calling the police and hung up.

Chase

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#12 General Comment

STOP! READ THIS... about the ficitious claims filed

AUTHOR: JODI... TOP FINALIST on ABC"S AMERI - (United States of America)

I am JODI TOP FINALIST on ABC'S AMERICAN INVENTOR TV SHOW.... and LIFETIME TV'S HEALTH CORNER.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Award Winning Author of BELLA and GIZMO'S ADVENTURES!  www.HeadlineItstore.com

I need to let you know that all of the claims filed by that disgruntled person, were purely FALSE.  My character and reputation are flawless and proceed who I am... so I know that you will READ THIS and UNDERSTAND that some people should really be ashamed of themselves for writing info like that bad person did about KRISTEN and her cattery.

For those who have read my books.. BELLA and GIZMO were both purchased from KRISTEN LEEDOMS catterys.  BELLA is NINE YEARS OLD.. GIZMO is five years old and both the most healthy kitties I have ever had. 

Knowing that buying a SPHYNX is a big investment, I did all the checking and research before I decided to purchase from this cattery.  IT IS THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY! Kristen loves her animals like children and is careful to breed only the best of the best.

Not only do I have those two kitties but purchased TWO MORE.. RIPLEY and RIGLEY from KRISTEN.  I have FOUR HAIRLESS KITTIES from her cattery.... and they are beautiful, healthy and have strong lines.

Once again...if you were to call ANIMAL CONTROL or any of the 'CITY OFFICALS" that this person is claiming to be in touch with.. they will tell you that all of her claims are false.  My clinical interpretation of this person is that he she is looking to place blame on someone and since she bought the cat from one of KRISTEN'S friends... who no longer is breeding or selling, she is going to do what she can to hurt anyone in her path.  People like this are destructive.  I am KRISTENS DEAR FRIEND and will do in my power to protect her reputation that she has worked so hard to obtain.

BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS KITTIES SOON... I was just over there at KRISTEN'S and she has some adorable babies with and without hair.   YOU WILL LOVE THEM, like I do.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS,

JODI

American Inventor Finalist.

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#13 Author of original report

Buyer Beware

AUTHOR: Holly - (U.S.A.)

Let's make something clear here.  I NEVER approached Kristen.  After we put down Gizmo, I didn't want money from her, I sure as heck didn't want another cat from her, I wanted to make others aware.  You should know she had her son call me posing as a respondent to my Craigslist Ad, and when I saw HER name on my caller ID I freaked out-she was the LAST person I wanted to talk to.  After hanging up on her son SHE called me back SCREAMING and acting obnoxious-once again, the LAST thing I needed to hear the day I lost my kitty and family member.  At NO point was she concerned about finding out who his parents were OR even what problem he had, and what she could be passing on to future litters.  Of course I was irate!  She is filing a suit against me for one reason only-to shut me up so she can stay in business.  If anyone is questioning my integrity I have MULTIPLE e-mails and access to autopsy's preformed by vets that I can show you to prove I am not the only one who's been victimized by her.  If her only argument is that I'm crazy because I "threatened" bodily harm to her in my time of loss-so be it. 
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#14 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Responce to Erin

AUTHOR: Kristen Leedom - (United States of America)

Erin, Im not trying to be a mean to you here but you know as well as I do that Holly didn't approach me in a nice way. Shes psycho! She had her boyfriend or who ever Jose Pegan email and posing as a kitten buyer so that she could come over and assault me. Shes not right. Its all been by threats and lies from the get go, in fact she didnt even email me directly. She just keeps posting nonsense all over the place using fake names and she doesnt even know what she is talking about.

You say she wants answers.  I am not god.  Maybe she should take a look at her own life.  I didn't kill her cat and if she had know she probably would not have been able to save it either.  How is she supposed to get answers if I don't even know who the parents of this cat was because I didn't sell it to her?  No one has even bothered to tell me.  I don't even know who Holly is. 

In my sphynx i have an extreamly low rate of cats affected by genetic HCM.  I know my pedigrees like the back of my hand and i am one of the very few breeders with very clean lines.

Don't you think that if any of the American curls I used in my elf program is carrying HCM I would like to know?   I am not in the business to sell cats that are going to die at a young ago or create a breed of cat that has HCM in there lines.  You know that Erin.

If Holly would have been nice and approached me I would have given her a kitten even though i am not obligated because I didn't sell her this cat and if I had it would had been taken care of a long time ago.  I stand behind my cats and you also know that.

You are the only one that would have any idea who the parents of Gizmo are.  On top of that how do you even know this cat had inherited HCM?  Just becasue a cat dies of a heart problem doesn't mean it genetic.

I did email you persinally as well.  The things Holly is saying are rediculous and I have retained an attorney and do have a civil suit against her.  Unfortunatly because you are the one who sold her the cat and took her money I am sure you will be dragged through this mess as well.  It really could have all been avoided if Holly was rational which she is not.

Like I have said before...I have nothing to hide...i am an honest person who really does have a heart.

Kristen Leedom

www.sphynx-cattery.com

 

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#15 Consumer Comment

Holly is a complete fraud and liar

AUTHOR: Morgan - (United States of America)

The Lady posting about he sphynx  breeder is a liar.  She purchased her cat from another breeder in the same area .  She is VERY confused.  I have Three cats from  the reputable breeder, she is continuing and tryin to ruin.  All my cats are healthy and happy.  Beautiful representations of the breed.  I have worked with this breeder and she goes above and beyond with all her cats and kittens.  This woman needs to be stopped.  Please dismiss her continuous attempts to give my breeder a bad name.  I and many others can attest to to the quality of her cats.  Feel free to contact me  at anytime and we can discuss this further 262-305-2316.  I am sick and tired of this woman posting things about my breeder.  My breeders name is Kristen Leedom  and her website is www.sphynx-cattery.com   .  Feel free to contact her as well.  You can see for yourself this woman is a complete fraud and liar.  Thank you for reading this.  My name is Morgan.  I attahced a picture of one of my cats from Kristen.

 

 

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#16 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Sphynx/American Curl Cross

AUTHOR: unknown - (United States of America)

 Ok so I am the one that sold Holly this kitten, I had this litter of kittens for Kristen and the mom of this litter. At the time I was helping her out with her cattery as she had an OVERLOAD of kittens and cats. This kitten was sold as a sphynx/american curl hybred as kristen used the females for her "elf" program. Holly had contacted me to inform me that her kitten was at the vet due to the fact that Gizmo (hollys kitty) was unable to use his back legs. Come to find out the poor boy threw a clot and had to be put to sleep. With this loving family member passing just before the holidays and with her family and 8yr old son sad and depressed she wanted answers. I told her all I was was the "seller" and I did not know any backround info on the parents of her kitty and that she was to contact kristen who had the mom and dad of this kitten and the whole litter for that matter. Holly then contacted me again and said that Kristen was rude to her and even had her son contact her as well. Holly did tell me that she threatned kristen, but that was out of anger I mean wouldnt you after losing a beloved pet and are unable to get answers? I offered Holly a "price break" on something that i may have in the future as far as a sphynx as I feel horriable that she is unable to get the answers and information that she rightfully deserves. Holly loves cats with hair and was in love with her Gizmo and nothing can replace the loss that her and her family are facing and does not want a refund but instead wants answers to what happened to her cat due to the unexplained genes of the parents. This is a life lesson learned for all. Do your research just because it looks nice and cute doesnt mean its healthy or was breed for the right reasons!!
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#17 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Sphynx/American Curl Cross

AUTHOR: unknown - (United States of America)

 Ok so I am the one that sold Holly this kitten, I had this litter of kittens for Kristen and the mom of this litter. At the time I was helping her out with her cattery as she had an OVERLOAD of kittens and cats. This kitten was sold as a sphynx/american curl hybred as kristen used the females for her "elf" program. Holly had contacted me to inform me that her kitten was at the vet due to the fact that Gizmo (hollys kitty) was unable to use his back legs. Come to find out the poor boy threw a clot and had to be put to sleep. With this loving family member passing just before the holidays and with her family and 8yr old son sad and depressed she wanted answers. I told her all I was was the "seller" and I did not know any backround info on the parents of her kitty and that she was to contact kristen who had the mom and dad of this kitten and the whole litter for that matter. Holly then contacted me again and said that Kristen was rude to her and even had her son contact her as well. Holly did tell me that she threatned kristen, but that was out of anger I mean wouldnt you after losing a beloved pet and are unable to get answers? I offered Holly a "price break" on something that i may have in the future as far as a sphynx as I feel horriable that she is unable to get the answers and information that she rightfully deserves. Holly loves cats with hair and was in love with her Gizmo and nothing can replace the loss that her and her family are facing and does not want a refund but instead wants answers to what happened to her cat due to the unexplained genes of the parents. This is a life lesson learned for all. Do your research just because it looks nice and cute doesnt mean its healthy or was breed for the right reasons!!
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#18 Consumer Comment

Kristen Leedom, House of Quendi This breeder inbreeds and over breeds American Curls, Elf and Sphynx cats knowing they have genetic diseases. Internet New Berlin, Wisconsin

AUTHOR: Chris Wainscott - (United States of America)

I have known Kristen for many years and have been a guest in her home many times.

Her animals are always clean, well cared for, and Kristen goes to great lengths to ensure that they are placed in loving homes.

I personally have had a number of cats from Kristen over the years.

The truth is that Holly got her cat from another breeder who used to work with Kristen.  What Kristen says about Holly and her boyfriend attempting to assault her is true.  In fact, the police had to be called.

Kristen has always welcomed potential clients into her home and anyone looking for a pet from her will be able to see for themselves that her cats are very well cared for in a clean, healthy and loving environment.
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#19 REBUTTAL Owner of company

On Friday Dec 11th an injunction and a civil suit for libel was filed against Holly Weitkunat

AUTHOR: Kristen Leedom - (United States of America)

The person wrote this complaint is named Holly Weitkunat.  Holly has never met me, been to my house, seen my cats nor purchased a cat from me.  Yet Holly continues to harass me.   She has even gone so far as to have her boyfriend, Jose Pegan pose as a pet buyer so that i would let them into my home so she could assault me.  On Friday Dec 11th an injunction and a civil suit for libel was filed against Holly Weitkunat.


 I have owned a Sphynx cattery in New Berlin for 12 years.  I have a stellar reputation and stand behind my cats.  I deny all the accusation that this person is making. 


Kristen Leedom


www.sphynx-cattery.com

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