Hi all I’m new to this site and wanted to get a bit of advice from a situation I’m currently in. 2 weeks ago I viewed the most beautiful kitten in London (3 hour drive from me), the private seller was lovely and answered all the relevant questions. She had the Mum and Dad of the litter who I could see and showed me her previous litters from when she bred the cats before. I had done my research and everything seemed legitimate so I had no problems reserving the kitten and putting down a deposit of £150 after I had visited the kittens at her home. The only mistake was not getting a receipt in writing for the deposit however she did confirm that I had paid the deposit via email. Since the day of the visit and paying the deposit, the seller has completely ignored me for two weeks and has then gone ahead and reposted an advert saying that all kittens are still available. A friend rang the advert to ask if the kitten was still available and she confirmed that yes it is and they we’re able to view. I’m devastated. I wonder how many more people she is doing this to? I’m more angry about the fact that I’ve bonded with the kitten and I’m certain I won’t be getting the kitten or my deposit. Has anyone ever been through the small claims court for this before? I’m willing to take it as far as it needs to go and I realise I will be paying a lot of money to progress this but as far as I’m concerned she needs to learn a lesson!