Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Straight from the Horse's Mouth" - an email from the Breeder


I am Christopher Shirk, owner of Cutting Edge Cats.
I was recently made aware of the supposed Ashera cat confiscated and being held at the Schiphol Airport, Netherlands. Upon viewing the pictures of him, both stretched out on the black blanket and in the carrier I can POSITIVELY identify him as an F1 Savannah bred and raised here by me at my home. He was born Sept 3, 2007 out of 'Ace Man' my Serval cat and 'Jazz' my Egyptian Mau. He is registered as a domestic Savannah cat with The International Cat Association (TICA). The picture of him stretched out on the black blanket was taken by me here at my home.
In NO WAY was he to be sold to Life Style Pets as an Ashera cat. He is a Savannah cat. He was sold to A1 Savannahs to be sold within the USA as a pet and has ended up in the wrong hands that he was resold overseas. I am very distraught over this and only wish for this kitten's safe return. He was loved, held, and cuddled and a part of my family. I can't imagine how stressed he is. He is a sweet sweet guy and I pray for his safe return. I have enclosed a picture of him taken here at my home. Sincerely, Christopher Shirk www.cuttingedgecats.com
Compare the picture above sent by the breeder to the Photoshopped pic on the Ashera.nl website... the alien eyes have been fixed but it is the same picture.

9 comments:

ilojem said...

Can you perhaps post a direct link to the pic of Cutting Edge?

Brigitte said...

The original of the pic that Cutting Edge took of its kitten is displayed with this post at the top. If you are wanting something different from that picture, then I am not understanding your request....

Per said...

What was the link to A1Savannahs here?

Brigitte said...

A1Savannahs? Why would there be a link to A1Savannahs there? They are not the breeder of the kitten.

Marc said...

I know the people who've bought
the "so called" Asheracat and they also start to believe they we're fooled by lifestylepets.

ilojem said...

Tell me Marc, reading on their website you get a whole different picture.

marc said...

Jeffrey and Sabrina are my employers.They hired one of hollands best lawyers,and through his investigation and argument at the court they're getting a whole other perspective.

ilojem said...
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ilojem said...

Made a mistake, let's try again:

Ok Marc. Thank you for your reply. Did you notify them on this website and perhaps even on my hybrids page ( http://www.ifness.com/bengaal/hybrids.html)? These pages have been sitting her months and months before they purchased their cat. What a shame it's finaly beginning to dawn on them, but better late than never.

Now let's see if their guestbook editing will end too. ;-) First see, then believe.

Ilojem

Cattery Ifness The Netherlands