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Mokave Cats
  • Mokave Jag Cats are a rare new cat breed that have been officially registered with the Rare & Exotic Feline Registry since 2005. The foundation cats for the Jag Cat breed were developed on an 80-acre wildlife resort in central California just outside Yosemite National Park and then relocated to Florida in 2003. The originator of this new breed, Nora Scholin, started her Mokave Cats cattery in December, 2000. Nora first bred Highland Lynx, Desert Lynx, and Bengals before deciding to create the Jag Cat, which was based on years of feedback from thousands of conversations with people across the country; when asked to describe their idea of a purr-fect cat, the response was almost always the same:1) A smart cat that was larger than average,2) more exotic-looking than a domestic kitty,3) and yet still friendly enough to keep in the house as a family pet.Jag Cats were developed to meet this criteria. Nora used bobcat hybrids to get the large heads, thick necks, huge paws, and lynx-tipped ears; Asian Leopard Cat hybrids for their gorgeously rosetted, highly contrasted coats; and Jungle Cat hybrids to give the Jag Cat extra height and length. An extra bonus was a benign mutation that occurred in 2007 called the “twisted tuft,” which is a slightly rotated lynx-tipped ear that gives a bit more of the “WOW!” factor to these felines.Although the Mokave Jag Cat is a breed still in development, you can already see the blend of wild features in these felines, and many of them have grown up to be true giants at 28 pounds of serious muscle! Jag Cat males usually weigh more than the females, but Jag Cat females can grow taller and longer than the males. Even the smallest Jag Cat female is still usually as larger or larger than the average domestic male tomcat. Jag Cats take four years to fully mature; most two-year old Jag Cats are still on kitten food.Mokave Jag Cats come in a variety of “golden” colors (gold-toned browns, yellows, or reds), ebony black, and even the more rare snow or steel blue colors. Jacksonville, FLemail: [email protected] http://www.mokavecats.com

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  1. mokave
    If this posting is real and not another slander, then I have no idea who they might be since no one has contacted me regarding their kitty passing away. There are no details posted regarding the kitten's name or ailments or even if the problem was related to my cattery. It doesn't make sense that someone would not let me know their cat was fatally ill so I could replace it for them with another kitten.
    "The owner implies that these breeds are trouble to own. As I discovered from my friends who own these breeds, that's total BS."
    I have never implied that; in fact, quite the opposite: Jag Cats are not normal cats, but they are not trouble-makers. The rest of that comment makes no sense.
    If this person is real, they should contact me with information on what happened to their cat so I can assist them. If this story is not real, they should be ashamed of themselves for making it up.
  2. nansiludie
    Also I thought I should mention, if you proceed with a lawsuit you'd probably be required to either give the cat back to the breeder or just leave it as is. You won't be keeping your cat and the money you paid for him. I'm sorry that this has happened, I'm sorry for Jasper. They do have inhalers for cats and bronchodialters, sorry for spelling but it may be worth asking about them. 
  3. nansiludie
    I have never heard of a Mokave Jag cat. I am reasonably aware of cat breeds and in the pictures above the cats look to be Savannahs or perhaps  Bengals. I have  a kitty, my youngest Ms. Kitty, she is  a plain regular, black and white kitty. She gets seasonal allergies and has calci virus that flares up every so often, with coughing, watery eyes and sometimes sneezing. I've had her a newborn and she was always sickly as the runt of the litter.  I wonder if your kitty has that?
  4. sabycat
    Also, it is awesome that you point out that "exposure" to something does not mean much.  We will pursue this matter further outside of this forum.  Thank you for your input.  This is most unfortunate. I wish you the very best.
  5. sabycat
    Ms. Scholin, I keep meticulous records. I have the cab receipt. My husband got me a car service through his employer.  You drove me in a little blue car/wagon and you did take me to the pet store WITH the cat.  END OF STORY. 
  6. mokave
  7. mokave
    Sabra did NOT follow my advice and it shows in your emails and videos. She was determined to get a harness for her new kitten whether I went with her or not; I chose to go with her for the cat's sake. You are so quick to point out anything you THINK I might have done wrong but take no responsibility whatsoever for your own negative effect on your Jag Cat.
    I was sorry Sabra was having problems with her kitten but that doesn't mean I caused them. And she WAS told he had been exposed to a virus - once on the phone the day before she got him AND the day she picked him up, whether she chooses to remember that or not. (Sabra "remembered" me driving her to the airport when she in fact drove there herself in a rental car!)
    BTY, exposure to a virus does not mean he HAD the virus, simply that he was treated for it anyway. Aden, who was also exposed to the same virus - as was Ciaran's sister, Ciara - are both here in the cattery and are happy and healthy. However, they have not been exposed to the kinds of stress your Jag Cat has been put through since you got him. You claim he still has potentially serious (yet not proven by FOUR vets now) health problems but you keep taking him outside!!! If he is as sick as you keep saying he is, why in the world would you take a coughing, drooling, sneezing cat out to the beach, the mall, outdoor cafes, etc.? Who does something like that to a pet they claim to love? Maybe if you would stop dragging him to the vet and out in public all the time, he would finally have a chance to rest and heal himself. 
  8. buddy 2
    Ms Sholin, Sabra followed all the instructions you gave her. She followed all the instructions that the vet gave her as well.
    I should add that you informed her to NOT give live or partial-live vaccines to the cat, but you told her that Ciaran had indeed received a partial-live vaccine.
    Additionally, whether or not my wife requested a harness, if you believe that to be stressful, then you (as a knowledgeable and responsible breeder) should have advised against it.  You took her to the store. You put the harness on the cat. You demonstrated how to walk the cat.
    Here is an email that you sent to her after some initial vet visits.
    By the way, These vet visits are time consuming and definitely affect the quality of all of our lives.
    This email below came from you. 

    I am so sorry you are having such problems with Ciaran’s health. In June, I took one of my females, Queen Ursa, to get spayed and she came back with a nasty virus that swept through my cattery. (I no longer use the animal hospital because of this.) Prior to that i had no health problems whatsoever with ANY of my cats. The adults recovered OK but my youngest kitten, Prince Aden, and Ciaran seem to still be struggling with congestion. I have placed Aden on various antibiotics (Clavamox seems to help the most) but they only address secondary issues (an example would be a bacterial infection), not the virus itself. My vet has told me it will resolve itself in a few months but I’m not happy with that answer.

    Ms. Sholin, 
    This is the very first time that you had DISCLOSED the prior "nasty" virus that "swept through your cattery".
    Please do what is ethical in this matter.  I realize you have a lot of pride and I can tell by the other reviews that under NORMAL circumstances, your cats have PERFECT HEALTH as one reviewer posted.  However, that is simply not the case here.  Please stop be defensive, and just do what is right.  We are the ones who have to live with the ongoing illness.  We are getting ready to pay a lot of money next week for even more testing.  (and more duress for the cat to endure).. 
  9. buddy 2
    He is a wonderful cat (that is not the question).  BUT as wonderful as he is...  That does not negate that he continues  coughing. He drools. His eyes water. He sneezes, etc.   If we waited for all of his symptoms to disappear to ever take him outside, then he would NEVER go outside.  As of today, he has watery eyes.  Just like he did a week ago, and just like he did a month ago.  It's simple:  We paid full price.  We got a sick cat.  We deserve a concession.  END OF STORY.
  10. mokave
    Your Jag Cat was never a "dwarf" or "runt" of the litter. I had originally kept Ciaran for my breeding program along with his sister, Ciara, because I considered them both to be smart, funny and gorgeous Jag Cats, traits that are as important to me as size. When I decided to cut back on my male breeders, he was offered for sale. Unfortunately, I allowed you and Sabra to buy him -- a huge mistake on my part. Anyone else would see what a wonderful cat he is and stop all this nonsense.
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