Should a veterinarian find a cat or
kitten in ill health within 48 hours of arrival (excluding Sundays and
holidays), the breeder shall be responsible for any related vet's bills.
However, the buyer must immediately notify the breeder by phone of any
illness or other problems.
If requested, the buyer must provide
the breeder with a written vet's report. Should a cat or kitten die from an
illness contracted prior to shipment, the breeder must replace the cat with
one of equal value, or refund the purchase price plus cost of shipping. The
total liability of the breeder shall in no case exceed the purchase price
plus cost of shipping.
The Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers
Association as an organization subscribes to the Guarantee above, and each
of its individual members is expected to abide by it. Members failing to
adhere to the MCBFA Guarantee will be subject to action by the association.
The purchase of a cat or kitten should
be handled as any business transaction and be fully documented in writing.
For the protection of all concerned, the use of sales contracts between
buyer and seller is strongly urged. MCBFA regrets that it cannot be
responsible for the liabilities of its individual members.
MCBFA attempts to ensure that healthy
kittens are sold by its member catteries, but MCBFA cannot guarantee the
show or breeding potential of those kittens. MCBFA strongly recommends that
any purchaser becomes well informed about the Maine Coon Standard and the
meaning of cat show awards before acquiring a show/breeding cat or kitten.