Bastarache reportedly purchased two kittens from a woman she met on Kijiji, a classifieds site online. She purchased them for cash in a parking lot for less than half the price most breeders charge. Within two weeks, their hair started to grow back.
Yung bought her kitten, Vlad, from a woman who'd had him for a few days after making a similar purchase on Kijiji. It soon became clear, after the sale was complete, that they had both been duped.
"Me and [Yung] talked back and forth the next couple of days about him, because he wasn't seeming to really calm down," the woman who initially purchased Vlad told CBC News. "And she took him into the vet and the vet said the cuts on his skin were most likely caused by razor burn or Nair or something like that."