AN INFLUENCER is considering taking legal action against a shelter that has charged her £800 for an allegedly rare cat.
But after Chloe Mitchell’s followers sounded the alarm about her cat’s breed, she decided to have her pet DNA tested to see if it was a scam.
The shelter told her the cat cost £800 because she is a “fifth generation African Savannah cat” who is “super rare”.
Fifth generation African Savannah cats can range from £1200 to £7000 – but most of Chloe’s supporters seem to think Puka is a tabby cat.
Now, after months of debate, she is deciding whether to take legal action against the shelter, which may have cost her £800.
Chloe shared: “As of now I don’t know if I want to take legal action against the shelter.
“It costs money and I don’t know exactly how to do it.”
But she has received countless messages from others who have had the same issue at the shelter she got her cat from.
She continued, “I can’t help but feel compelled to do something. But the director of the shelter kinda scares me and I’m just trying to live my life.
“But not only did she cheat on me, she cheated a lot of other people out of a lot of money.”
In a Facebook post, the Noah Project animal shelter explained that the cat’s high price had nothing to do with the breed.
The litter Puka was part of were all ill and each kitten reportedly cost £400 to treat – plus an all-meat diet to cure.
The shelter claimed: “All of our animals leave here repaired and with all their vaccinations and preventatives, as well as microchipped.
“It all costs money. Nobody makes a profit here, everything goes back to the animal shelter for medical care, food, etc.”
Noah project leader Mashele Garrett-Arndt said Chloe wasn’t honest about the situation.
Mashele said, “I’m so pissed about this because not only is she lying about this story, but she’s also making a profit out of it.”
Puka’s DNA results have not been received, but if she is not an African Savannah cat Chloe may take legal action.
But Chloe’s followers on TikTok shared their thoughts on the possible cheating she’s facing.
One shared: “No way she is an African Savannah cat, I need to see the DNA test from this one.”
Another chimed in: “This looks like a regular tabby cat…”