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A wild cat chase

Over the past several weeks editors at The Scientist have received announcements from Allerca, the controversial company selling purportedly hypoallergenic cats, stating that some of their felines will be doubling in price this fall. According to a release sent out from the company last week, the price of the standard Allerca cat will go from $5,950 to $7,900 on September 1. But starting on November 1, the cost is skyrocketing to $15,000. The other cat breeds that Allerca sells are also going

Andrea Gawrylewski
Over the past several weeks editors at The Scientist have received announcements from Allerca, the controversial company selling purportedly hypoallergenic cats, stating that some of their felines will be doubling in price this fall. According to a release sent out from the company last week, the price of the standard Allerca cat will go from $5,950 to $7,900 on September 1. But starting on November 1, the cost is skyrocketing to $15,000. The other cat breeds that Allerca sells are also going up in cost in November: The price of the Chakan cat, a variant of the Siamese cat, according to the company, is going from $10,900 to $22,750, and the Ashera, Allerca's "exotic" breed, is going from $31,000 to $47,000. Last year, we investigated Allerca and found some rather shady dealings (you can read more linkurl:here);http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/52947/ -- that the company's founder, Simon Brodie, had been convicted of fraud and...

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