Cat trouble brewing

Allerca - the company that claims to breed and sell hypoallergenic cats - may have just exhausted at least one more of its nine lives. I learned this week that the company has skipped out on filing three years' worth of state taxes, and recently penalized a customer and told her they would refund her deposit because of linkurl:comments;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/52947/#comments she wrote on __The Scientist's__ website. The story begins with an linkurl:investigative feature;http:

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Kerry Grens

Kerry served as The Scientist’s news director until 2021. Before joining The Scientist in 2013, she was a stringer for Reuters Health, the senior health and science reporter at...

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Dec 13, 2007
Allerca - the company that claims to breed and sell hypoallergenic cats - may have just exhausted at least one more of its nine lives. I learned this week that the company has skipped out on filing three years' worth of state taxes, and recently penalized a customer and told her they would refund her deposit because of linkurl:comments;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/52947/#comments she wrote on __The Scientist's__ website. The story begins with an linkurl:investigative feature;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/39383 I wrote about Allerca earlier this year. The company claims to have developed "the first scientifically proven" hypoallergenic cats, but had never published any proof. Allerca's also had a troubled past and a few customers have complained to me about their experiences with the company. The latest complaint about the company came from Deborah Muldower, a customer of Allerca. Muldower wrote a comment on __The Scientist's__ website December 11th stating that 18 months after putting down her deposit,...

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