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.
“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.