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Maybe a scam, maybe Georgia kittens really need a home.

#1
So, I got an e-mail from a woman named Cheryl Tiller, she lives in Georgia. She said she runs a rescue and a woman gave a pregnant Savannah mama to her who also has 3 little kittens. She sent me the pictures of the kittens and they looked like very high percentage kittens which made me wonder a bit because she said that the litter came from the mom getting out while she was in heat. The story seemed a bit sketchy because all the information that Cheryl had was that the mom was originally purchased by woman who lived in Florida. She gave the cat to her friend who lived in Georgia. The woman is Georgia was having financial trouble and found out it was illegal to have the cat anyway and got scared and gave her to Cheryl who runs the rescue. Cheryl said her entire reason for contacting me was to find out if the cats were Savannahs or not. I told her they were. I asked her what she was doing with them. She said she was going to alter them, give them shots and re-home them. She said she was going to keep one of the kittens and she already had a home for the mom with an elderly woman. I asked her if she checked the mom for a chip. She said she had not but that she would when she brought her to the vet to see if she really was pregnant again. I told her not to give away the mom until she has checked for a chip. The cat may belong to someone else and even if she doesn’t, the breeder may have chipped her and the cat can go back there. She may be back yard bred though, I don’t know. I also told her that she has no paperwork on the cats and doesn’t know who the father is, she can’t just sell the cats. I told her she has to adopt them out like a regular cat at the Humane Society. She didn’t seem to care about money at all. She seemed uneasy about holding onto Savannah cats in the state of Georgia. I told her that I would try to find someone close to her and see if they wanted to adopt. She seemed very grateful. She seemed to have no problem just giving all of the cats back to the breeder either if she could figure out who it was. She wanted me to give out her e-mail to anyone who was willing to help her find homes for the kittens. I can’t be sure this isn’t a scam, anyone near Georgia want to run with it and do more research? She seems pretty forthcoming with all of the questions that I asked, I don’t really know what to ask. Here is her e-mail address ctillerbear@yahoo.com. She said if she adopts them out herself she is going to tell people that they are a Bengal mix, again, because they are illegal in Georgia and she is scared. Sorry if I put this post in the wrong section. It's kinda weird and I suck at forums.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#2
Hi Suz, it sounds like she needs to contact Savannah Rescue to get those cats out of Georgia. Do you have pics of them? I will email her and try to get more info. Thanks for posting!
 

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Paige
Staff member
#5
So, I got an e-mail from a woman named Cheryl Tiller, she lives in Georgia. She said she runs a rescue and a woman gave a pregnant Savannah mama to her who also has 3 little kittens. She sent me the pictures of the kittens and they looked like very high percentage kittens which made me wonder a bit because she said that the litter came from the mom getting out while she was in heat. The story seemed a bit sketchy because all the information that Cheryl had was that the mom was originally purchased by woman who lived in Florida. She gave the cat to her friend who lived in Georgia. The woman is Georgia was having financial trouble and found out it was illegal to have the cat anyway and got scared and gave her to Cheryl who runs the rescue. Cheryl said her entire reason for contacting me was to find out if the cats were Savannahs or not. I told her they were. I asked her what she was doing with them. She said she was going to alter them, give them shots and re-home them. She said she was going to keep one of the kittens and she already had a home for the mom with an elderly woman. I asked her if she checked the mom for a chip. She said she had not but that she would when she brought her to the vet to see if she really was pregnant again. I told her not to give away the mom until she has checked for a chip. The cat may belong to someone else and even if she doesn’t, the breeder may have chipped her and the cat can go back there. She may be back yard bred though, I don’t know. I also told her that she has no paperwork on the cats and doesn’t know who the father is, she can’t just sell the cats. I told her she has to adopt them out like a regular cat at the Humane Society. She didn’t seem to care about money at all. She seemed uneasy about holding onto Savannah cats in the state of Georgia. I told her that I would try to find someone close to her and see if they wanted to adopt. She seemed very grateful. She seemed to have no problem just giving all of the cats back to the breeder either if she could figure out who it was. She wanted me to give out her e-mail to anyone who was willing to help her find homes for the kittens. I can’t be sure this isn’t a scam, anyone near Georgia want to run with it and do more research? She seems pretty forthcoming with all of the questions that I asked, I don’t really know what to ask. Here is her e-mail address ctillerbear@yahoo.com. She said if she adopts them out herself she is going to tell people that they are a Bengal mix, again, because they are illegal in Georgia and she is scared. Sorry if I put this post in the wrong section. It's kinda weird and I suck at forums.
We received an email from this person via Savannah Rescue...the story she gave us is quite different than what has been posted here...I am curious as to the photos she sent you as she told us the kittens were a savannah mix...perhaps you can post the photos here? or send to info@svrescue.com
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#9
We received an email from this person via Savannah Rescue...the story she gave us is quite different than what has been posted here...I am curious as to the photos she sent you as she told us the kittens were a savannah mix...perhaps you can post the photos here? or send to info@svrescue.com
She told me this morning that she has emailed SV Rescue twice without any response... not sure what the real story is at this point, but she did tell me that she has rehomed the mother cat.
 
#10
That is my biggest fear, re-homing the cat without checking for a chip. Why? Especially a Savannah cat when they bond so tightly. Oh well. I'm irritated that her story is not consistent, makes me wonder why is she contacting anyone? If she already re-homed mom I guess we let it go. Seems like she's just going to do whatever she feels like at the moment regardless if it's right.