Hypoallergenic Cats

Using “proprietary genetic technologies,” Allerca has produced a line of hypoallergenic cats. These genetically selected/modified cats (the process is not clearly described) produce a variant of the Fel d 1 glycoprotein, the protein normally associated with feline allergies. Allerca claims this makes the GD cats hypoallergenic.

There are only a few catches:

  • You can’t select the color of your cat.
  • The cats are available for the low, low cost of only $3,950.
  • The wait is two years or more, though for a minor expedite fee of $1,950 you can reduce your wait to “a few months.”
  • There is a processing and shipping fee of of $995.

Although our cat Nemo was $6,940 cheaper than Allerca’s GD cats, she didn’t come with all shots, a microchip, and a cat carrier. See what money can get you?

Oh, one more item — all Allerca cats are either spayed or neutered. I wonder why that might be…

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3 responses to “Hypoallergenic Cats”

  1. Mike Cohen Avatar

    I got both of my cats for free. One of them is a former stray I started feeding until he came to live with me. The first thing I did was have him neutered. He became very attached to me and he’s now the most devoted pet I’ve ever had.

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    Genetic Savings & Clone (cute name) will clone a cat for the “New Reduced Price” of $32,000. I suspect you’d only want to go that route if you didn’t want to wait the few months for a second Allerca GD cat (and if you had a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket).

    Allerca doesn’t yet claim to have patents on either the process or their cats, merely claiming to have patents pending.

  3. Brent Logan Avatar

    Just heard that Genetic Savings & Clone is going out of business. Here’s the Register’s report of the story. Gotta love the headline, “Copycat cat firm goes titsup.” According to the story, Allerca no longer does genetic manipulation, just genetic selection.