To Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs, it was never a question of whether our kittens would be leaving our home already spayed or neutered. The only way Pixie Bob breeders can assure 100% that none of the kittens they produce would end up producing unwanted litters is to have them fixed before they leave.
The excuses other Pixie Bob breeders use boggle the mind. Either their vet does not provide early spay/neuter services, or they claim that this perfectly safe procedure causes “muscular-skeletal issues” in adult cats. Dogs and only dogs have that issue. What we hear when a Pixie bob breeder lets kittens go unfixed is, “I am too cheap to do the right thing.”
And the cheapness continues with letting kittens go inappropriately under-vaccinated and/or full of internal and/or external parasites. And don’t even get us started on the 72-hour guarantee. In other words, once 3 days are over, you, dear pet buyer, are out of luck if anything goes wrong with your kitten. After-sale support is a foreign term to those Pixie Bob breeders, and none of them take any of their cats back when they are no longer wanted.
Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs never understood why so many breeders take money but do not stand behind what they produce. It is hard enough being a breeder and thus the subject of constant attacks as an “animal abuser” who uses defenseless animals to make a buck. Is it really so hard to do things right?
Believe us when we tell you that it is not. Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs is living proof. You can rescue, and you can breed. You can develop one of the Top 3 Pixie Bob programs worldwide with extremely true to type cats while still ensuring health and vigor, longevity, and superb temperaments. Yes, you can still operate at cost (you don’t make anything that could be regarded as a “profit” – we think our hourly rate is around $2.50).
My philosophy is that you do one thing, and you do it right. Be a leader if you want to affect change, even if it is just for yourself. Show them how it is done and hope that some will follow. I am so proud of all those breeders that I have been able to mentor along the way. Their programs are also a cut above the rest.