Report: #1375659

Complaint Review: Emilia Fodriga Andrea Franzosi The Guardian Maine Coons Italy

  • Submitted: Sat, May 27, 2017
  • Updated: Sat, May 27, 2017
  • Reported By: Frejias mom — Magnolia New Jersey USA
  • Emilia Fodriga Andrea Franzosi The Guardian Maine Coons Italy


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 In January of 2017 I picked up two cats from the airport . Emilia Fodriga and her hisbamd Andrea Franzosi sent me a very ill cat. Soon after the cats came to live with our family the female started to go into heart failure at only nine months old. The cat needed expensive medical test and will need medication to keep fluid from building in her lungs. The cat is in guarded condition with a poor prognosis. The owners of the cattery the Guardian offered to send me a new cat if i paid half . Plus the cost of shipping. This was what was in the contract that I signed. But the contract also stated that the cat was healthy at time of sale . She wasnt . The cardio doc stated that the cat had this from a very young age. Also the cat has hcm.which is vertne known to be genetic. After telling the breeders that I felt i should receive a refund they began harrassing myself and my friends. I explained to them that instead of a kitten for half price i would rather half of the money back to help with medical expenses of the sick cat they sent me. [continued below]....

..... This made them furious. They demanded that i pay for even more expensive tests to.prove the cat was ill. I had already sent the report from the echocardiogram. I spent $1100 at the vet and she will need follow up visits. Also i paid $1500 for the cat plus $1100 transport. I can not affors uneeded tests . I can not afford to pay for another cat from them that may also be sick. The contract said i was buying a healthy cat. After some research I discovered they had been scamming people. Some people sent money and never received a kitten. Some people received sick kittens. A lady in Oklahoma bought a kitten which was barely breathing when she received it. It needed surgery and two large polyps were removed from the cats pallate . This was caused from a previous bad infection. They are selling cats to people and some of them have herpes and calici virus. Another person told me hip dysplaysia. I then wrote a letter to the cat association and found out they were banned from ASFE so they then went and registered with another association called ANFI. These people have had many issues with people. Not just me. Th e reason I write this is because they are now harrassing me on facebook. And i suspect now they will even write a fake report on me in retaliation. This will surely inspire me to file a law suit .

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#1 General Comment

No Time Angela Leffew?

AUTHOR: catlover - (USA)

You been running your mouth for over a week on social media. Any group page you can find your posting bad things about this cattery. You take the time to write rip off reports on people. Seems that you have the time to harass NUMEROUS breeders.  Lady you need to check your meds! You must have all the time in the world obviously. 

How many breeds of cats have you started in the last year?

Get a job

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#2 Author of original report

Turn me in?

AUTHOR: - ()

 For what? Posting my true story. I am entitled. And the previous breeder that i had an issue with falsified pedigrees . I would never have posted this had the breeder not harrassed me and my friends. Acting foolish as she and her husband have done to others. I am not the bully. Emilia is the bully. And it appears you 2 are also bullies. I am done with this . No more time for it

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#3 Consumer Comment

Angie Leffew/ Angela Leffew

AUTHOR: catlover - (USA)

Oh wow! So I understand now! The origional poster is the Angie Leffew that is posting all the garbage about this cattery on social media?? So she made a fake rip off report. Wow this woman is a freak. I googled her also and see she has alot of issues with breeders. She is an online bully if I ever seen one. It all makes sense now! Thanks for clearing this up Lori. I myself had a great experience with the cattery in question. Someone needs to turn this Angela person in.

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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: catlover - (USA)

You do not know me so why are you stating I have not been breeding 10 years? I do not know you either. I just know the breeder being accused here and just asking for more information that is all. 

I seen stuff bashing Emilia and her cattery on social media and did a google search and found this. 

Seems childish to me. Handle your business and stop the bulling online anyone can write one of these rip off reports. Everyone knows these sites are a scam. 

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#5 Consumer Comment

I am Lori Whitley and I am not the author!!


The original author of this report is Angela Leffew! My name is Lori Whitley and I did not file this report.

I did purchase 3 Maine Coon Kittens from The Guardian Maine Coon Cattery in Italy. One was sick and when I contacted them they were very gracious and insisted on sending me a replacement.

There is a contract and we are working it out in a professional manner.

This report doesn't even make any sense and is very childish. Angela Leffew wanted me to join with her and contact the all the cat registries to ask that The Guardian be banned. I told her we were working it out and I wouldnt do what she asked. She got furious with me and started harrassing me by sending nasty hateful messages. she then went on social meadia (facebook) and posted saying they refused to refund her money and then used me as an example of them not standing behind their cats. Saying they would not replace my cat.

I inturn posted on a forum on facebook to correct the missrepresention of my situation. This is Exactly what I posted:

Hello. I love the European maine coon. I have imported from several countries. I find that european breeders are very friendly and helpful even after the transaction is completed. Yes I am a new breeder but I did my research on the breed for about one year before I purchased any kittens. My kittens are still growing. I have had a problem with one kitten and the breeder has been very gracious from the moment I contacted him. He is sending a replacement. I was so excited about getting one of his beautiful kittens that I didnt read his contract fully. in the contract it states that if the need for replacement it will be at pet price. But he is not charging me pet price, my price is $0. He is even paying for some of the shipping, I will not have to pay full price on shipping. He did not have to do this. He has been a great breeder to work with and has been most helpful. My situation was in Feburary and my new kitten will be ready to travel to me in July She is so beautiful.

A few days ago an american breeder posted on here and was saying alot of very nasty things about the same breeder. She also mentioned another american breeder that was cheated by him. I am the other american breeder. She did not tell the truth about my situation. She got very angry with me for not telling lies about this breeder. Said I will be breeding sick cats and I didnt care. I do care very much and would never knowingly breed sick cats. I have personally spoke to this american breeder. On the phone and by message. She has told me personally that he would replace the kitten for pet price and when she said no he said ok $0. he was willing to replace the kitten for free but she still had to pay shipping. She wants her money back only. How many of you would refund the money on your cats? Is this what the contract is for? also it is for other things yes. She told me that it has cost her $1,100.00 in vet bills. Do you refund vet expenses? She signed a contract, this is why there are contracts. It is very tragic that her kitten has HCM. but we all know that the test is only for one gene and there are other genes that cause HCM. As long as you test your breeders and do scans when recommended that is all you can do. There is always a chance they could get HCM, this is something that you have to accept if you are wanting a Maine Coon.

This breeder is checking to see where this problem came from and it will be taken care of. I do not understand the need in forming a lynch moob and trying to cause problems with his cattery. from what i know is he is standing by his contract and doing more than what his contract states. It doesnt matter if you agree with his contract or not. The point i am trying to make is you need to read the contract and dont sign it if you dont agree. if you do then take responsibility for your ignorance.

The american breeder that made the original post used to breed Sphynx. she acts like she is a very experienced breeder. I find this is not the case unless you think 3 years is enough to become experienced. She had to stop breeding. I will not get into that because all I know is what I read on Ripoff report. This is not the first time she has made these same exact allegations. I encourage you to read these reports before selling to her or you could be the next on her list. There are bad buyers out there also. If you go to Ripoff Reports and do a search for Angela Leffew 2 reports will come up. check the dates they were posted. it was posted on her first then she posted on the original poster,
Thank you have a good day
After posting the above the nasty foul languaged messages and threats came once again.
This is not the first breeder she has done this to. search her name and you will find 2 reports. This is crazy!!



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#6 Author of original report

Lori whitley

AUTHOR: - () have not been breeding ten years. You havent even had a litter yet. You messaged me from Oklahoma asking for my help. You sent me messages with photos of the tumor that was removed from the cat they sold u. Now because you are afraid to lose your money you are defending them. Sad. You aksed me if herpes and calici were contagious. Hmmm..someone who is breeding 10 years would know this. I heard you as well as emilia are being thrown off of the maine coon groups. You are giving yourself a reputation before you even get started. I posted here because they are harrassing me and wont honor contract. And yes ..breeders do give refunds in certain situations. I have a 2 year health guarentee with my kittens. I would never do this to anyone. Not ever. You have no experience breeding . You didnt even know about echos for hcm. No one cares what you have to say. Its none of your business

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#7 Consumer Comment

I purchased from Andrea Franzosi

AUTHOR: catlover - (USA)

I purchased 3 cats from this cattery and had absolutely no issues with my cats nor the transaction. 

The other breeders you mentioned that were scammed by Andrea, Did they post rip off reports? Why didnt you do your research before you purchased? Seems like you got your hands on alot of people that they "scammed" fairly quickly.

I see the heath records you posted but none have the cattery name or microchip number on the papers. Maybe that is what the breeders asked from you? I know when I have issues with over seas animals this is a requirement in order to get a replacement. 

Not many breeders refund monies. 

I been breeeding Mane Coons in the states for about 10 years, before that I did siamese. I know the cat fancy well. Sounds like this is a bunch of social media drama spilling onto rip off report. This website is a bunch of internet bullies that cant handle their business. Mostly lies. 

I would take all this drama down along with the social media drama you speak of if I were you. You say you posted this because you suspect they may post something about you. Sounds childish to me  

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