A chatty brown rosetted kitten enjoying the deck!

A chatty brown rosetted kitten enjoying the deck!

Two brown charcoal & two brown kittens from A-Kerr's Bengals.

Two brown charcoal & two brown kittens from A-Kerr's Bengals.

A brown marble baby, 5 weeks old!

A brown marble baby, 5 weeks old!

A-Kerr's Bengal cats has the best health guarantees for the Buyer.  We do all we can to assure you of a happy, healthy kitten that meets all of your expectations.   Our contract guarantees have evolved over the years and are the best possible.  Please make sure to read through... ask any questions.  This is all online for you to have time to read and ask questions.  Open communications are the best! 

The following is a sample pet contract.   


  • Identification
  • DOB
  • Sire
  • Dam
  • Price
  • Other: shipping/microchip
  • Ready to leave

This contract is between Samantha Kerr, doing business as A-Kerr’s Bengals and _______. It is important for ____________ to acknowledge the regulation of the USDA/APHIS that requires seeing the kitten/cat in person before buying, or to select a representative of Buyer to see the cat and give clearance on health before release.  Powell Vet Clinic  

Signed _________________________________________ buyer/ date

Signed _____________________________Samantha Kerr/ date

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Guarantees from the Buyer to A-Kerr’s Bengal cats

  1. If, at any time, this kitten cannot remain with me, I will contact A-Kerr's Bengal Cats for advice.
  2. I will, under no circumstance, sell, lease, or give this kitten to any shelter, research facility, pet store or similar facility.
  3. I will keep this kitten indoors with room for play and activity, interaction with people, and provide scratching posts, proper nutrition, litter boxes, and attention.
  4. If I take the kitten outside, it must be leashed, in a safe area, and under proper conditions for safety... it will not be allowed to roam freely. (Free roam cats have a life expectancy of three years)
  5. I understand that there are no cash refunds.
  6. I will have my veterinarian direct questions, comments or concerns on kitten’s health to the Powell Vet clinic at 614-436-9922 . I understand that failure to do so makes all guarantees null and void.  This is a phone contact only.
  7. I understand that if I declaw the kitten, all guarantees are null and void.
  8. I understand that I must keep the kitten separate from all other cats/kittens in the household until I am satisfied that the kitten is in excellent health and the kitten meets my expectations. I understand that my failure to isolate the kitten makes all guarantees null and void.
  9. I will keep the kitten’s vaccines up to date, following the recommendations of the veterinarian of my choice.
  10. I understand A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats has done everything to optimize the socialization of the kitten and I agree to work with the kitten and provide a safe, exploratory environment. Any behavior problems must be directed to A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats in a timely manner.
  11. I understand to the best of A-Kerr’s knowledge and that of Powell Vet Clinic, the kitten/cat is free of zoonotic diseases. With live animals, there is always the risk of zoonotic disease especially in immuno-suppressed patients, pregnant mothers-to-be, or children. Inform your doctor of your new family addition if these conditions apply to you. If you have young children, be aware that if they contract Campylobacter or Streptococcal bacterial infections, they can pass this on to your cat or kitten. Some water supplies may contain giardia or other organisms that may pose a risk for your kitten or cat. In no case will A-Kerr’s be held responsible for medical expenses related to this kitten.
  12. I understand A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats cannot be held responsible for other cats in a household, all guarantees relate only to the A-Kerr’s Bengal cat or kitten.
  13. I understand A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats cannot be held responsible for any health bills, these are the responsibility of the new owner. Note: there are insurance companies with policies for pets available. It is the buyer’s responsibility to initiate these programs. A-Kerr's makes available a two month program with Embrace, but there are other programs available.

___________________________________________ Buyer, date  

My signature indicates I have read this page and have no questions. 

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Assurances to Buyer from A-Kerr’s Bengal cats

  1. Powell Vet Clinic has seen this kitten at least two times, they have worked with A-Kerr’s Bengal cats since 1989. They provide in depth health evaluations, administer  vaccines and check for any defects. Powell Vet Clinic can be contacted for a phone consultation by your veterinarian. Kitten is identified by: date of birth, mother’s name, and number.
  2. A growth, temperature, general health and vaccine record is given with each kitten. A post card for your veterinarian to fill out and drop in the mail to A-Kerr’s Bengal cats must be sent back to A-Kerr’s Bengal cats to show the health evaluation of your vet in the guarantee period. The phone consultation is there for you as a benefit. It is what assures you of the health and care of the kitten.
  3. Vaccines given: one bi-valent intranasal, one FPL/CVR vaccine, worming with stringed and panacur. Rabies vaccine given according to the laws of Buyer’s state. Feline leukemia vaccines are the Buyer’s responsibility. We provide core vaccines.
  4. Temperament is very important. Kittens receive daily handling from the moment of birth and kept in an optimum environment for their development. Temperament is warranted on what we see here and you are given assistance in introducing the kitten to your home.
  5. All A-Kerr’s Bengal cats are registered with TICA. All pedigrees are given to you an can be found on line. If circumstances are that you are making the arrangements for the spay and neuter with your veterinarian, then A-Kerr’s Bengal cats will hold the registration papers until written notification of the neuter/spay from the acting veterinarian.
  6. A-Kerr’s keeps cattery inspections and qualifications current. A-Kerr’s keeps up to date on issues concerning feline health and behavior.
  7. A-Kerr’s will always be available to you in a reasonable time frame. (note: this is with texting to 614-two one eight-0812, email to samanthakerr@akerrsbengals.com )
  8. It is up to the BUYER to initiate any insurance program and A-Kerr’s is not responsible for health costs.

_________________________________ date  _______________________

My signature indicates I have read this page and have no questions. 

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Beyond our control... Life Guarantees

  1. Kitten must be taken to Buyer’s veterinarian to assure Buyer of the health of the kitten in the first seven days of ownership unless other arrangements have been made with A-Kerr’s in writing. This must be done before exposing established cats in a household to kitten and exposing kitten to established cats. This is done at Buyer’s expense. Be sure to have your vet contact Powell Veterinary for a phone consultation if there are any questions, concerns or comments.
  2. If there are no other cats in household, then Buyer can wait for next vaccine date after pickup if it is within three weeks. This is done at Buyer’s expense. Basic health guarantee is for seven days, if kitten is kept isolated and not exposed to other cats.
  3. If the veterinarian discovers the cat is not in good health as guaranteed, the BUYER must contact the SELLER immediately and the BUYER must provide the SELLER with a written explanation signed by the BUYER'S veterinarian as the illness that has been determined. (We suggest that you place the new kitten in quarantine during this time, if not longer) If the cat or kitten can't be cured, the SELLER will replace the kitten with one of equal value as soon as a kitten/cat is available.
  4. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to provide immediate veterinary care to any kitten showing signs of illness or distress and failure to do so will render any guarantee null and void.
  5. Adults cats are tested for Tritrichomonas foetus, TF, an emerging parasite of felines. Kittens cannot be treated until they are four months of age and kittens are not exposed to the parasite.
  6. A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats cannot guarantee that a kitten does not have a corona titer, we do guarantee to follow the best possible practices known, test the adults, and follow guidelines for making sure that exposure risk is minimum. There is no good test nor is there a proven vaccine. Your kitten’s environment is the safest possible and any kitten that succumbs to FIP in the first year, which is the year at risk, will be replaced.  A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats is responsible only for the A-Kerr’s cat/kitten.
  7. The Bengal cat has had incidents of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The only test is an electrocardiogram given by a Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist. It is recommended that it be given after 2 years of age. A-Kerr’s tests and works at remaining HCM free but the testing and mode of inheritance is not understood in what it reveals or does not reveal. Because of this we give a guarantee of five years for HCM.
  8. Fatal congenital defects (that might not be apparent in early life) are covered as follows. The first year: 100%; the second year: 80%; the third year: 60%; the fourth year: 40%; the fifth year: 20%. These percentages are for the replacement of the cat or kitten with the first available cat or kitten from AKerrs Bengal cats.

THIS CONTRACT IS LEGALLY BINDING TO ALL PARTIES INVOLVED. Any legal fees incurred in upholding this contract will be paid by the purchaser. Venue is in the State of Ohio, in the County of Morrow.

Samantha Kerr

__________________________________ _________________________

A-Kerr’s Bengal Cats/Date



My signature indicates I have read this page and have no questions. 


For Information on Breeder / Show / Co-Own Contracts please contact samanthakerr@akerrsbengals.com

Thank you.