Once Approved, you may securely place your deposit via PayPal. All charge cards and bank account types accepted. Your account numbers are never exposed, but kept secure with PayPal. Thank you for your deposit!
Santa Fe Bengal Cattery has signed and follows the TICA "Voluntary Code of Ethics" for Cat and Kitten care and selling contract guide lines, as well as TIBCS Code of Ethics. We treat our Cats and Kittens as members of our family and enjoy every moment that we share with them.
Santa Fe Bengal Cattery is partnered with Domaine Felidae, LLC.
The first step in our adoption process is our application. We prefer your first contact to be via email. If you do not wish to tell us about yourself and your household or fill out our application, then do not expect a response. After your application is approved, then we will be pleased to discuss your options and learn more about you via telephone and also with a personal meeting, when you pick up your Kitten. After approval, you may then place a deposit to be added to the wait list. We place our Kittens with great care with their New Owners. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.
Kittens, Vaccines, and the "Code of Ethics"...
Kittens are correctly vaccinated at 7 to 8 weeks and at 11 to 12 weeks of age for Distemper (Panleukopenia) and "Kitty Cold complex" (a series of very contagious respiratory viruses) with Merial Modified-live virus vaccine. Keep in mind that Rabies vaccine cannot be administered until 16 weeks of age and is, therefore, the new owners responsibility. And the one-year, modified-live Rabies vaccine is the only type safe for felines and by law should be administered annually, however, many Veterinarians are now indicating that administering this vaccine (one-yrear type) every THREE years is adequate and much safer for the health of your Cat. Please DO NOT OVER VACCINATE!
Kittens also need to be with their mothers and litter mates for a minimum of 12 weeks for proper health and social development. Generally, Kittens should never be permitted to leave a Cattery prior to 12 weeks of age. If a Cattery is selling at earlier ages, such as 8, 9, and 10 weeks of age, they are probably not properly vaccinating and giving the Kittens their best chance at a happy, healthy, long life. There are rare occasions that a Kitten is developed enough to be ready to go to their new home at 11 weeks, but they must be properly vaccinated. At Santa Fe Bengal Cattery, we vaccinate at 7 to 8 and 11 to 12 weeks of age as the "Code of Ethics" specifies. Foundation (F1, 2, 3) Bengal Kittens are the exception to the SBT 12 week of age rule. It can actually be better for a F1 or F2 to go their new homes as early as 10 weeks of age to assure that they bond with their new Owner. If a Cattery does not follow these recommendations and guidelines, then you may want to ask... what other guidelines do they ignore?