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Preloved surprise

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by OrientalSlave, Aug 23, 2013.


  1. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Received the following from Preloved:
    Amazed. If only they would apply the same to all kittens sold there. I had put 'etc' meaning vaccinated etc. so just changed the one word.
     
  2. lymorelynn

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    Such a shame they can't stop all the bybs that advertise on there :(
     
  3. havoc

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    This doesn't ring true to me. I don't believe the GCCF have contacted Preloved at all.
     
  4. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Who knows who it really was. I have to ring to the GCCF anyway and will ask.
     
  5. havoc

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    Good. If this had happened to me I'd be writing in and making sure it was all formalised but I quite understand others would consider that OTT :) If GCCF employees have the time to trawl through ads or even acting ultra vires if an ad is brought to their attention then we are wasting money on too many staff. It's far more likely that someone who has set themselves up as the kitten police doesn't understand the rules and recommendations. Wouldn't be the first example of such a thing :rolleyes:
     
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  6. jaycee05

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    I had the same message,:eek: glad I am not the only one, but there was a message in the email I got to contact someone, forgot the name now,until I look again ,to contact,which I have not done yet
    I too wondered if it was genuine, or someone with not doing well with a grudge against other breeders
     
  7. havoc

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    Please do make that contact and find out what's going on. If the GCCF really have set themselves up to police ads then they're about to lose a lot of long time members. It's nothing to do with them. They are a private members club and have no power to do such a thing.

    I'd also be interested to know if other sites are doing the same. Presumably those of you with ads have them on more than one site, have any others contacted you over your ads?
     
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  8. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    No but my wording varies a bit between the various ads.
     
  9. havoc

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    I can't believe the GCCF would be so selective over picking out wording from their Code of Ethics - somebody has been. The section actually reads

    Now why leave that first bit out of what they quoted?
     
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    I'm tempted to put up a spoof ad on Preloved to see if I can provoke the same response :) Do you suppose I'd need to put GCCF registered and not include the word 'vaccinated' to get the reaction?
     
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    This also just happened to a breeder I know. She placed an ad on a sister site to this one and they supposedly received contact from GCCF asking them to remove it as the terms of the kittens' sale didn't meet GCCF recommendations.

    Doesn't ring true to me either on many different levels!
     
  12. havoc

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    The GCCF doesn't (can't) specify 'terms of sale'. What's more, an ad isn't terms of sale. Somebody is stirring.

    What was the sister site? Amazing how it's happening within one ad group and not any of the others.
     
  13. jaycee05

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    It says please remove GCCF or add vaccinations, you can contact Holly Haysmore at gccf on holly@gccf.org
    I have ads on other sites but no messages from gccf there
    I was fuming as the ads were removed until rectified
     
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    It was Pets 4 Homes (which I think is) the sister site to Petforums. I cannot believe GCCF are paying someone a wage to trawl through ad sites for this sort of thing. If it turned out to they were.... well.. speechless.
     
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    There is a Holly on GCCF staff.
     
  16. jaycee05

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    Surely there must be lots of breeders this is happening to, maybe someone else will post soon
    I wonder if this Holly is doing this off her own bat,
    I cant believe either someone would go through all the ad sites checking the hundreds of ads
     
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    If they are why aren't they insisting that all ads state the things that are rules? Why insist it says 'vaccinations' but not that a (minimum) three generation pedigree will be supplied? Something VERY funny is going on here.
     
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    Im sure i remember something simular happening to a member on here and they got blocked and wasnt allowed to post any more ads and it was all innocent on the members account.
     
  19. OrientalSlave

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    Yes, it's Holly in my message.
     
  20. gskinner123

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    So the request to reword the ad came directly (apparently) from GCCF office and not the ad site?
     
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