Report: #977234

Complaint Review: Bella Mia Persians/ Exotics Heather Colbert

  • Submitted: Mon, December 03, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, December 10, 2012
  • Reported By: Another poor example — New York United States of America
  • Bella Mia Persians/ Exotics Heather Colbert
    2439 Parker St.
    Mountain View, California
    United States of America

Bella Mia Persians/ Exotics Heather Colbert another bad example Mountain View, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Fraudulent report!

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I would like to add this breeder Heahter Colbert purchased a cat from me. Later I found out the cat was not even in her home and was given to another breeder. This was not in our contract and I would use caution with this person as it seems she just does whatever she wants to do. I will always regret sending one of my special persians to live with her.  Unfortunately this kind of stuff happens frequently in the cat fancy but soon more people will know that  it can catch up with you and a good reputation is important.     
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Fraudulent report!

AUTHOR: Heather Colbert - (Virgin Islands (US))

This is a fraudulent report that was posted not by another breeder but by the same stalker who posed as a pet buyer in the first report. I have only had dealings with one breeder in New York. He has confirmed he did not post this report. I have never violated a contract with another breeder. For further details regarding the individual who posted this, here is the rebuttal I made to her other posting:

The individual who wrote this report has been stalking me on my website and email for almost a year now. She is a former collaborator whom I decided to part ways with due to her bizarre behavior. A couple of years ago when I first started this hobby she contacted me, initially wanting to purchase a pet, and then expressing an interest in getting back into breeding. She presented herself as very knowledgeable in the areas of breeding and grooming/showing. In order to help her achieve her goals and in return receive help in these areas, we agreed I would let her keep two of my breeding females free of charge at her house. They would be bred to my males, and she would keep the proceeds from the sale of the pet kittens. The females I gave her cost $2500 each. I have the receipts to prove this. They remained in my name. She paid for nothing. I provided grooming supplies, a new blow dryer, show expenses, etc. She never assisted me in any area.  

She began to complain about the cats, that they weren't any good from a breeding perspective and that she needed better ones. She asked for another top show female that I had, and then for a kitten that she could show. I tried to accommodate her. Then she refused to allow me to breed the cats stating that something could go wrong, they could require C-sections, etc. She had the cats for almost a year. Finally, after a year, she told me the cats were very sick and she needed me to pay for her holistic vet to make a house call ($350 a visit). I was worried and went down and picked up the cats to take them to my vet. For the sake of her children, I let her keep one spayed cat as a pet at no charge. I have countless emails to substantiate all of this. 

Since I picked up my cats, she has sent me at least 50 emails threatening me in various ways, trying to blackmail me, demanding that I return all 4 cats to her for free (worth $10K) or she would file complaints about me and ruin my reputation. She has sent emails to every breeder that I have gotten a cat from, accusing me of all kinds of heinous behavior. I know this because they have forwarded the emails to me. In some cases she has forwarded my emails to other breeders after doctoring them in various ways. Luckily I know many of the breeders in this area and have a solid reputation. Several have visited my house and know the conditions my cats are kept in. 

This individual has misrepresented herself as a pet buyer in order to defame me. It's a shame that someone would hijack this forum for a personal vendetta. I have already lost thousands of dollars as a result of this woman. One of the cats I took back had pyometra as a result of her refusal to allow me to breed her, and had to be spayed. She could have died from this. Now she's in a loving pet home, thank goodness. 

For anyone questioning the validity of my account, I encourage you to contact any exotic breeder in CA or to come to my house to see the condition of my cats for yourself. I was reluctant to reply to this report because I really want no contact with this individual, but I see no alternative.
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