Beginning November 18, 2013, I will be joining a very large number of breeders across
the U.S. in no longer shipping pets. Due to a change in Department of Agriculture
regulations for pet breeders that the USDA itself has interpreted in contradictory
ways, it is impossible for most persons who sell pets to know whether it is legal
to ship a pet that the buyer has not seen in person. Violations of this rule carry
severe penalties. For our safety, ALL sales must take place face to face.
This ruling is going to seriously curtail the choice of those wishing to buy the
pet of their choice unless you are willing to travel to your breeder of choice
regardless of distance. As written this will also affect service animals being made
available to those in need.
While we do understand the need to stop those who don't properly care for their
animals, and who knowingly sell sick kittens and puppies, we already have existing
state and federal laws for those issues.
If you would like to help us fight this bad choice of regulation policy, please
contact me or your breeder of choice to see what you can do to help. It is YOUR
right to be able to buy a cat or kitten from whoever you choose and to pick it up
personally or have your cat or kitten shipped to you or to meet your breeder at
a mutually agreed upon place to save you travel and expense. However, you only have
that right if it remains OUR right to offer those choices.
Stop P.U.P.S! Contact your Representative and Senator at this link.
It is quick and
simple...Do it today to save your right to breed and raise pets. Then go to SAOVA and join the growing list of names against P.U.P.S!
Make Your Voice Be HEARD!
ATTENTION PET OWNERS...PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO OWN A HEALTHY PUREBRED PET!!!
November 16, 2009 HSUS CEO, Wayne Pacelle, made the suggestion:
...every "responsible breeder" is a "puppy miller", every "family farmer" is a "factory farmer" and every "responsible hunter" is a "poacher".
This is what HSUS really thinks about anyone involved with animals! Don't donate and don't believe them when HSUS says they protect animals.
Welcome to our home and feline family on the Internet. I am
Pat Harbert and together with my husband, Jim Harbert, we have the
perfect life with our kitties and other family members.
We have always loved animals, and felt our family was
not complete without our pets. When our children grew up and moved away
to start their own lives and family, (To date, Ten grandchildren and four
and one half great grandchildren) we became more interested in
increasing our feline family.
We acquired our first Bengal, when our beloved blue
rescue male joined the Rainbow Bridge. We had
never seen or heard of a Bengal, and our meeting was pure chance. A
neighbor or ours advertised her at age 3 months. She had been raising
Manx and this baby came to her in a trade. It was love at first sight.
We picked her for beauty and gentleness, not realizing we had just
caught the circus ring! When we located a male for Civie Cat, we were
introduced to TIBCS, and again
by chance our education continued. Ocielot, a
charcoal spotted male, from Anita Lawless and was our foundation male.
Later we added Mon Cher
These two created our
best friend, and loyal companion known as CH
Abben Buddy Love. (Best Seal Mink Marble in the SC Region, 1998-99).
He is the Peacekeeper with our cats, has worked as a Therapy Cat, and still
shows in Alter Class once a year. In 2007 he received two finals at his
annual outing. Buddy Love showed in Alter Class until he was 12 years old. In 2007 he received two finals at his annual outing. In 2008 he was 9th best Alter at the annual On Safari. Buddy Love set the goals we strive for at OhMy:
HEALTH - TEMPERAMENT - BREED STANDARD - BEAUTY
A short time after we acquired the Bengals, another
breed, the Abyssinian came into our life. A friend who had purchased one
of our kittens told us about some Abys that were being housed in a
small chicken coup. They were neglected, undernourished, and in much
need of love and attention. This began our life with the Abyssinians. Pywakit and Serendipity proved to have
the excellent traits of their breed. It is apparent from their
affectionate personalities and regal stance they know they are from
Royalty. When they wrap their arms around your neck and kiss you on the
neck or cheeks, give up and take it while you have the chance. If you
try to have quality time on your terms, you may just get a haughty stare
in return. Don?t try to hold one if it wants down, it can turn 360
degrees inside its skin before you can blink.
People have asked us why we have two breeds, and our
reply is always that we love them both so much we couldn?t chose, so we
just kept them both. The Bengal is always your best friend and confidant
with no limits to their loyalty, while the Abyssinian, is always there
to remind you that you're a mere human in the presence of royalty, a
very humbling experience. Our Cattery is registered both CFA and TICA. Our Abyssinians include Regional Winning Supreme Grand Champions.
Which do I like the best? Bengals or Abys? Whoever I
am holding at the moment!
Please take some time and visit our feline family. You
will begin to understand what it is like to live with both loyalty and
royalty. Catch the wonderful dream of our feline family!