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Wednesday. 12.6.06 3:08 pm

Hypoallergenic Cats



A small California biotech company says it is ready to deliver the Holy Grail of the $35 billion pet industry: a hypoallergenic cat.



At the start of next year, the first kittens — which the company calls “lifestyle pets” — will go home to eager owners who have been carefully screened and have been on a waiting list for more than two years.

Since it announced the project in October 2004, the company, Allerca, of San Diego, says it has received inquiries from people in 85 countries seeking to buy a cat bred so that its glands do not produce the protein responsible for most human cat allergies.

Cats ordered now will take 12 to 15 months for delivery in the United States, 15 to 18 months in Europe. Cost: $4,000. And owners must pass Allerca’s finicky screening tests.

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6 Comments.


That's crazy. I don't mean to kill the moment or whatever, but that's like playing God. I won't go into religion. lol Those kitties are cute though! ^.^
» Kirei on 2006-12-06 03:17:47

I want a kitty, but not a 4000 dollar kitty.
» ikimashokie on 2006-12-06 03:20:27

I just want one because they freaky eyes.
» elessar257 on 2006-12-06 03:34:41

I saw something about this a few weeks or months ago on like the news or ET or something like that. I'm not allergic to cats, but I'm not a big fan of them either. So I wouldn't buy a normal cat let alone a 4 grand cat. But that's cool tho for the pple who like them and can't have them due to their allergies
» LostSoul13 on 2006-12-06 09:37:35

It does still have a warranty. I figured that for something like a hinge, I should be able to pop off the keyboard cover, and set it back into place.

The keyboard cover didn't seem like it wanted to come off without being broken, so I'm going to just send it in.
» ikimashokie on 2006-12-07 12:12:29

My dogs are minature pinschers. ^.^
» Kirei on 2006-12-07 03:58:47

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