Over the past several months I've heard from several sources that Simon was finally going to exit the cat peddling business and move on to other "ventures" ($19,000 skis anyone?). It was satisfying to hear that his reputation was finally affecting his ability to take money from more victims like me.
People, let me warn you. If you are considering buying an Allerca GD "Hypoallergenic" Cat, I urge you to contact me. Since I started this blog, I've been contacted by more than 20 people who all paid anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000 for one of these cats and never received one.
Another person did receive a cat, but they were highly allergic to the cat and Simon never refunded their money. A different person did receive a cat, and had no reaction to it, but the cat wasn't spayed, as promised, and Simon never paid for any of the vet bills as had been agreed to. The list of unsatisfied customers goes on and on.
Will you receive a magical hypoallergenic cat if you pay Simon Carradan/Brodie thousands of dollars? Well, I guess it's possible, but instead, how about contacting any of hundreds of reputable cat breeders who will actually let you interact with a cat BEFORE buying it. Check out the Siberian breed or the Bengals. Maybe you're allergic to them or maybe you're not, but isn't it worthwhile dealing with a breeder that will actually let you hold the cat before buying it? Those cats won't cost $5,950 either.
It's been 16 months since my cat was supposed to be delivered. Once Simon realized that I wasn't going to be a quiet victim, he stopped answering my calls and emails.
Please contact me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org