ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Here, kitty kitty

I am waiting for a hypoallergenic cat. Not one to keep, but just one to prove all the skeptics wrong. In the January issue of the The Scientist I wrote an linkurl:article;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/39383/ about what scientists think of Allerca's hypoallergenic cats. The California company claims to have found and bred the world's first scientifically proven hypoallergenic cat, but most of the scientists I spoke with are dubious of its claims, not to mention the founder has a bi

kerry grens
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...

View full profile.


Learn about our editorial policies.

I am waiting for a hypoallergenic cat. Not one to keep, but just one to prove all the skeptics wrong. In the January issue of the The Scientist I wrote an linkurl:article;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/39383/ about what scientists think of Allerca's hypoallergenic cats. The California company claims to have found and bred the world's first scientifically proven hypoallergenic cat, but most of the scientists I spoke with are dubious of its claims, not to mention the founder has a bit of a criminal past and Allerca continues to find itself in linkurl:trouble.;http://www.bizben.com/blog/posts/223-california-franchises-make-list.php/ The company promised to deliver the first batch of kitties this spring--and with the equinox approaching I emailed the press office to catch up on Allerca's progress. It's been a day and no one has responded, and I have yet to find any news reports of these $4,000 cats making it to their new homes. Yet the company's linkurl:website;http://www.allerca.com/ states that...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?
ADVERTISEMENT