|In July 2010, I and my husband went tomeet the breeder,Margo Martin, to look at her kittens. We wanted to get a little friend for our cat Contessa.|
First time we look at Mrs. Martin kittens and since they were only 6 weeks old, we picked one we liked the most, left our deposit to come back for our new family member in a month.Breeder assured us that all the nesessary vaccinations are in order, she breeds cats for many years and we have nothing to worry about.
First of all, Mrs. Martin breeds not only Abyssinians, but also Somalians, and some others (Ocicats?)as well. The stink of urine, feces in the house was...strong;therewas vomit all over the place...a dirty house withat least 30adult cats and kittens running around, and all of them using only two! toilets, ithad to bea warning sign to us, but we were overexcited and had no clue what we are getting ourselves into. We didn't know! A breeder, Mrs. Martin is nearly 80 years old and I guess she's use to this...All four kittens from the litter were kind of too thin with their rib cages visible, but again, what did we know then? They were adorable little babies and we were so happy.
On the X day we went to pick up our little boy, and Mrs. Martin gave him some "last shots" right in front of us. I thought it was weird, but again, I'm not a specialist and I believed that she knows what she's doing.
We brought our littleSt. Valentinehome and our older cat got sick immediately. She was throwing up and had diarrhea, so we took her and the little guy to the vet. Vet said that Santino, the baby, brought something on him fromthe cattery, and since Contessa was never exposed to other cats, she got sick because of it.
Contessa wasnot wellfor a week, we gave her the prescribed antibiotics and all went well again until St.Valentine's neutering in October. He always wasvery thin, never gained enough weight and I thought since nothingis wrong with him (no parasites, all the shots in order, and so on), he's going to outgrow it or he's just a thin miniaturecat. How wrong I was.After the neuter, our doctor announcedthat Santi is anemic. And again, after all the blood tests, feces tests, and so on-nothing was found except that alarming anemia.
About three weeks ago, I noticed thatSantinowas becoming sick, he didn't eat as usual, had a non-stop diarrhea for two days straight, and developed a fever.
My St.Valentinedied yesterday from FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) in effusive(wet)form.A disease that is uncurable and100% lethal.
The horror I'm living in is difficult to describe. I loved that kitten and I'mweeping day and night because there is nothing Iwas able todo to save his life. His immune system was too weak to fight the virus he got from that stinky hell Martin's cattery.
Margo Martin'scattery is a killing machine that produces sick, malnourished,infected cats.Please, STOP HER!