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Other expenses

No expense was spared with Peppa, we loved her very much and tried to give her the best of everything. Below is a list of all the items we purchased for her. Other than her dry biscuits she was fed human grade plain chicken breast (cooked), premium beef, chicken necks, chicken wings (for dental), human grade lamb.

*This is not about the money at all this is to purely show how much we loved her and we would have provided her with anything to make her happy.

Final Correspondence with Lorelle & Return of Peppa

After my partner and I were in a major panic about the whole situation. We were called with the results from the vet confirming the worst and she did have the Calci Virus, we decided the best thing to do for us was to still do the agreed thing of returning Peppa back to Lorelle at 5pm so she could treat her as per our phone conversation.

Upon returning her we were invited in to which I declined and my partner was so upset with Lorelle and I feel was absolutely justified everything she said to Lorelle. Gongjie raised her voice but in no means did I ever have to restrain her  (as Lorelle has mentioned in her text) of feel she was being in any way anything other than upset & distressed about the 7 weeks we’ve been through.

Lorelle said
“Give me your bank details and I will give you a full refund”

The decision was very very difficult and unwanted as we both loved Peppa and thought we would have her for the foreseeable future. No expense was spared on Peppa for her well-being, diet and toys.

LORELLE SENT ME A TEXT TO SAY SHE HAD DISPOSED OF PEPPA

After returning her we received a txt from Lorelle telling us she had disposed of Peppa : ( and blaming the entire situation on me. We were now very very very upset as she had told me she would treat her and look after her. Lorelle did not let me know her intentions as I would have turned around and collected Peppa straight away. I did NOT want her put down and I would have found her a new home as the viral infection is a bit much for us but not fatal as the vet had already let us know.

RSPCA ABUSE  INVESTIGATION SUBMITTED

The next day I filed a report to the RSPCA (Reference number: 740654) who are now investigating the issue and will inspect Lorelle’s cattery. I also found photos on Lorelle’s facebook profile showing other kittens who look to be infected and were born around the same time as Peppa… click here

We were NEVER invited to look at the cattery when we picked Peppa up. Lorelle had all the doors closed as we waited in her kitchen. We both love cats and would have loved to have had a look around and meet the other cats. We also came from the Sunshine Coast about 1.5 hr drive so we weren’t in a hurry to drive back.

We were NEVER offered her Vets number and in fact I would really like to know who the vet is and also that they have had an extremely infectious virus in their clinic!

We NEVER  received anything about her de-sexing info or where it was done etc (we didn’t think to ask that)

We were NEVER invited to look at the cattery. Lorelle had all the doors closed as we waited in her kitchen. We both love cats and would have loved to have had a look around and meet the other cats. We also came from the Sunshine Coast about 1.5 hr drive so we weren’t in a hurry to drive back.

Phone Correspondence

The below shows I had phone conversations with Lorelle about the situation. I was very distressed and quite upset (In front of my partner) on the phone to Lorelle. Lorelle I quote said…

Lorelle: “I am here for you”,
Lorelle: “Bring her back to me now and I will treat her”
Lorelle: “I will give you a full refund”, “I don’t have a lot of money so I would need to pay you back in installments”
Lorelle: “I don’t sell cats to make people upset”

Strangely Lorelle had also told me 3 stories about 3 separate kittens of hers dying or needing to be put to sleep. I found this information quite disturbing especially when I was looking for her confidence and support as a breeder.

Multiple calls to Lorelle on the 20th to organise returning Peppa

Multiple calls to Lorelle on the 20th to organise returning Peppa

Multiple calls to Lorelle on the 20th to organise returning Peppa

Heartbreaking final decision to return Peppa

Prior to receiving Peppa’s results I did discuss over the phone with Lorelle about the situation and if the tests returned positive for any feline viral infections we would have to return her as it would be extremely stressful for my fiancee as she has just given palliative care to our previous 2 animals and also to continuously pay for medications and just be generally always stressed and concerned for her instead of just being happy.

1 Day prior to the official results we were so stressed, miserable and in a panic we did decided we would txt Lorelle to return Peppa

1 Day prior to the official results we were so stressed, miserable and in a panic we did decided we would txt Lorelle to return Peppa

After an agreement was made it was ok for Peppa to be taken back I was so upset I asked if I could return her the following morning so it was quick instead of having to wait until 5pm.

Lorelle then broke her agreement for us to return Peppa. She had stated she would treat Peppa. We assumed she would have a quarantine or some sort of hospital area in her cattery for situations like this.

We were both starting to panic at this stage

I felt the need to now explain to Lorelle that the cat was indeed sick on pickup and had been sick for the entire time we had her and we needed to return her as we can’t take care of a sick animal from the get go. We wanted a healthy cat.

Nicklin Way Vet – Appointment 2 – Swabs

After persevering, hoping for the best and giving sufficient time to pass and care to see if Peppa as well as our situation would improve we were still not happy and still concerned about Peppa as she was now showing further signs of congestion, runny nose, shortness of breath and general lethargy as well as lack of appetite. We opted for a viral swab and booked Peppa back into the Nicklin Way Vet.

The swab tests confirmed Peppa had FCV – Feline Calci Virus along with a secondary infection (secondary infection is treatable with antibiotics).

Vet invoice showing all results, info and costs

Vet invoice showing all results, info and costs

Vet invoice showing all results, info and costs

Vet invoice showing all results, info and costs

VitaVet antibiotic to treat nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing

Metacam anti-inflammatory to treat Peppa’s airways and open them up to make her feel comfortable

Nicklin Way Vet – Appointment 1

After purchasing an ear cleanser as recommended by Jeremiah (Sunny Coast Vets) we still felt Peppa’s ears as well as nose and congestion weren’t clearing. We decided to then make an appointment at the local vet Nicklin Way Vet so they could run tests as well as check Peppa’s well-being.

The vet did acknowledge Peppa’s nasal discharge and congestion but were told  if it’s not fits sneezing it may be nothing to worry about but if it continued we could get tests done to see if it could be viral or anything really bad.

The clinic cleaned Peppa’s ears and prescribed us with antibiotic ear drops. *At this point after more antibiotics we were starting to panic and become very concerned about firstly Peppa but also our role now as her carer.

Vet invoice showing all results, info and costs

Antibiotic Drops

Concerns about Peppa’s health

To an untrained eye or anyone that hasn’t been through this Peppa looks as if nothing is wrong. But closer inspection she has watery eyes and her nose is not healthy. What you can’t see is the sneezing and congestion. This photo is about 2 hrs since left Lorelle and brought Peppa home and she was still in her cage for security and not to stress her. Please click the photo to enlarge.

A mobile vet (Jeremiah from Sunny Coast Mobile Vet) was arranged for Peppa to…

  • Remove her stitches (her stitches were to be removed mid week as specified by Lorelle
  • General health check
  • Look at terribly dirty ears (we noticed this straight away)
  • Sniffly / Sneezy nose and congestion

This same day I contacted Lorelle via text message to inform her we had to have a vet administer an antibiotic after he witnessed Peppa sneeze mucus from her nose. Jeremiah’s confirmation of this can be found on the below text screen shots.)

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Concerns made to Lorelle via txt

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Concerns made to Lorelle via txt

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Lorelle’s response

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Trusting in Lorelle this was my reply

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Text message to arrange Jeremiah the mobile vet. *Please note we had not 100% settled on her name and we did change it from Violet (In this txt) to Peppa a bit later on.

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Jeremiah’s confirmation of witnessing Peppa’s mucus sneeze