River Ridge Savannahs

Specializing in registered F3 generation Savannah to Savannah breeding. 

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Information for Prospective Owners

River Ridge Cats

River Ridge Road, Box 172

Pipestem, WV 25979

[email protected]




TICA Registration No. 23379

 River Ridge Savannahs Cattery Purchase


Name:________________________Date of Birth_______________________




Sire:____________________________                                             Dam:__________________________




Buyer's Name:



Address of Buyer:_______________________________________________


City, State, Zip:_________________________________________________


Phone:___________________________________                 Email Address:__________________________________


_____________________________________ (Seller) of River Ridge Farm agrees to sell to Buyer, the kitten designated

above for a price of $____________which includes a non-refundable deposit of

$__________ paid on (date)__________________________________. Balance of purchase price to be paid before delivery of the kitten unless payments are arrarged as follows:


If using Paypal to purchase kitten, 3% fee must be added to final price.

Ownership of Cat transfers to Buyer at the point that: 1) Buyer takes physical possession of the Cat if meeting directly with Seller, or, 2) Seller delivers Cat to third-party shipper. Liability of Seller for said Cat ends upon acceptance of Cat by shipping firm. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to file any claims with shipping company. Buyer agrees to call, text, or email Seller within one hour upon initial receipt of cat, if not physically taken directly from Seller.

If shipping is required, Buyer is responsible for all shipping fees (airline fees, appropriate carrier, health certificate, escort services) which will be no less than $400.  Delivery costs will be negotiable between Buyer and Seller if transporting by car.  Failure to pay in full for the kitten and shipping costs by mutually agreed date will result in loss of deposit by Buyer, and Seller shall then be free to place the kitten with another buyer.  Should Buyer for any reason have a change of heart and elect NOT to take delivery, Seller agrees to reimburse Buyer 50% of purchase price once a suitable new home has been secured. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The kitten described above is being sold as a pet _______ breeder_______ (check one)  with the following consideration:

                        If female kitten goes home prior to spay, buyer will supply paid receipt from veterinarian to seller showing prepaid estimated 

                        expenses for spaying procedure. Name and address of vet must be included with copy of receipt.



1. Buyer accepts the responsibility of caring for the kitten and will provide 
properly for its welfare.  Buyer agrees to keep the kitten indoors in a 
clean and pleasant environment, uncaged and with proper nutrition, 
health care, and companionship.

2. Buyer agrees that if this kitten was purchased as a pet (not for breeding or 
showing), he/she may be altered before delivery. 


3. Health Guarantee: This kitten is guaranteed of sound health upon 
delivery or arrival, and for a period of 72 hours thereafter if vetted within 
that time.  Failure to have the animal checked by a licensed veterinarian 
within 72 hours will void any guarantee. The kitten must be isolated from other pets for at least two weeks to 
acclimate to its new surroundings. If found to be 
medically deficient with an untreatable or life-threatening problem, this 
must be reported to the Seller immediately.  If professional medical care 
is given to the kitten during the 72-hour period, the Buyer shall be 
responsible for all veterinary and professional expenses incurred on 
behalf of the kitten.  The Seller shall at no time and under no 
circumstances be liable for more than the replacement of the kitten.  
Upon its return, it will be replaced with another kitten of equal value.  The 
Seller reserves the right to return a cash refund.  If no replacement is 
available at the time of return, Seller will have up to one year to furnish a 
comparable kitten.  The kitten cannot be returned for compensation after 
the guaranteed period has expired and/or it has been exposed to 
another animal.  Seller will not honor any health guarantee if the kitten dies 
of a virus from contact with another animal not bred at this  Cattery.  The 
Buyer agrees to provide immediate veterinary care to this kitten if it 
shows signs of distress, illness, or injury.  Failure to do so will render 
the guarantee null and void.  If the kitten dies within the guarantee 
period, despite medical treatment, compensation will be made ONLY if 
a licensed veterinarian certifies the cause of death.  When the kitten 
arrives at your home he/she will have been inoculated at least twice for 
(1) Panleukopenia, (2) Viral Rhinotracheitis, (3) Calicivirus. Health guarantee is null and void if this kitten is given FIP, FeLV or FIV vaccination. We pride ourselves in raising healthy, vaccinated, parasite-free kittens. Said kitten/cat leaves our Cattery, to the best of our knowledge, in healthy condition. We do not recommend vaccinating this kitten/cat with the FIP, FIV or FeLV vaccines. These vaccines are not proven to be void of risk. In particular, the FIP vaccine is not safe. (Feline Infectious Diseases, Chapter 7, page Fifty-four, (first column-last paragraph). Reference work is written by Niels C. Pedersen, D.V.M. Ph.D.)

4. The kitten is guaranteed against congenital defects for ONE YEAR.  
Should the animal die within that time as a direct result of a congenital 
defect, including FIP, the cat will be replaced ONLY if an appropriate necropsy is 
performed by a licensed veterinarian and a veterinarian's certificate is 
provided as proof of cause of death.  A replacement will be made of a 
cat of comparable quality and value, as available, at the discretion of the 


5. The buyer agrees that this cat will at no time be sold, leased, or given to 
any pet shop, animal dealer, animal research facility, animal shelter or 
to anyone who has ever been convicted of neglect of or cruelty to an 
animal, nor shall it be abandoned.  It is the intention of the Seller that the 
Buyer be a permanent placement.  If at any time the Buyer becomes 
unable to care for the kitten, Seller is given the right of first refusal.  If the 
Seller does not receive the kitten, it is the responsibility of the Buyer to 
place the kitten in a home that meets the same conditions as stated in 
this contract.


6.  Declawing (onychectomy) is a surgical procedure in which the entire last digit of a cat’s toe(s) is amputated. This is comparable to severing a human being’s finger at the last joint. The operation can result in a prolonged and painful recovery period, during which the cat must walk, stand, and use the litterbox regardless of her/his discomfort. Buyer agrees that the kitten purchased from Seller will not be declawed unless life-threatening to kitten.   If required, any onychectomy will be a laser procedure as certified by veterinarian.


7. Kitten will be microchipped by Seller.

 Microchip information: 


8. Savannah cats, especially early generations are illegal to own in many jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to obtain local and state laws to insure that this Savannah kitten is legal in the place of residence. I agree that I have checked my local and state jurisdictions and affirm that this Savannah is legal where I live.


9. By signing this contract, I agree for the use of images of aforementioned kitten via digital or printed materials.

Any term or provision of this Agreement that is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability and only as to such jurisdiction without rendering invalid or unenforceable the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of any of these terms or provisions in any other jurisdiction. (Severability)

Any legal action which may arise under the terms of this contract will be brought in Summers County in the state of West Virginia.  Buyer shall be liable for any court costs and related charges including attorney's fees associated with Seller enforcing the terms of this contract. This agreement is the entire agreement between parties.



Seller Recommendations:

•    Any changes to the kittens diet should be made slowly as sudden 
changes may result in episodes of diarrhea.

•    Your kitten has been fed Blue Buffalo dry kitten kibble for 
cats, Royal Canin kitten wet, and ground raw chicken. It is recommended that your kitten remain on this food for at least 
the first year and have access to dry food and fresh water at all times. The kitten has been presented with raw and cooked poultry.

•    The kitten should be given frequent and kind human attention with a 
generous amount of play and exercise.

•    The kitten should not be caged with the exception of short-term 
confinement if necessary.

•    Your kitten is covered litter box trained and has been using Shwheat Scoop, a Natural Litter

  •    The two week isolation period is more than a health precaution. It is vital to reinforce litter box habits and assist in human bonding with you, the new owner. Please don't ignore this important socialization step with your new baby.


In signing this document, Buyer acknowledges that he/she has read, fully understands, and agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the above sale.









As our first concern is for the well-being of our cats, we reserve the right to refuse the sale of any cat or kitten to any individual at any time.