Complaint / review text:
Recently I saw that another new breeder spoke up about problems that he had with Teresa Caudell from Tecspot Bengals. The breeder who complained revealed that he was able to get the credit card company to reverse the charge. I was not able to get my deposit back. Teresa was able to keep my deposit on a kitten that I was going to purchase for my breeding program.
$500 is a lot of money to hold a kitten and I hoped that Teresa would allow me to change my mind. The kitten was four and a half weeks old at the time. I did not like the way the kitten was progressing so I tried to back out. Teresa was firm that she was keeping my deposit. Like the other breeder who filed a complaint, I too tried to get Teresa to hold my deposit for another kitten - I understood that the deposit was not refundable. I hoped that she would make an exception, but if not - maybe I could choose another kitten later. Unfortunately Teresa got angry and stopped communicating with me.
Even though this happened more than three years ago, I never reported it. I guess I feel that I should have, but I was afraid since Teresa once drove across state lines to sue another breeder. My mentor told me that her temper was legendary. I am not including my name because I fear Teresa. I really did not save any of the communications between Teresa and I - basically I just told myself that it was a learning experience and I would know enough not to deal with people like Teresa.