I'm sorry you had to take the cat back, but you did what was best for your family....That is odd that they didn't supply a case history with the cat, how lax are some of the shelter's in the states becoming? We have every animal in our home for at least a minimum of 10-14 days this giving us an idea how they react to other dogs, cats, people ect.... This giving the new owners some type of history!!
*As for as cat scratch fever, that is NO joke, my son from my former marriage got that when he was 15 months old, he spent 10 days in the hospital having tests done because they couldn't figure out what was causing his seizures other than the high temp. and they couldn't figure out why his white blodd cell count was so high when all of his tests for Leukemia (sp?) were negative, yet he remained to hold a steady 102-103+ temp. For 24 hours his temp. was pushing 105, I was frantic, my ex was out to sea, when they flew him off the ship to come back to norfolk, a few days later that is when they began to treat my son for cat scratch fever and instantly the fever broke, seizures stopped, it was so strange. I was scared to death let me tell you, this poor child went through EKG's, EEG's, spinal tap's, blood work, and was only 15 months old.
The only reason they began to treat for cat scratch fever is because they noticed a little scratch on his belly from the cat, that happened one day when they were playing.
P.S. Karen if you truly want a kitty I have 3 up for adoption and would gladly pay to have them or one flown to ya all you would have to do is supply the $$ for the health certificate and rabies
I do try to get these kitties out of here!!!