Mews and Availabilty

AVAILABILITY 2021

NOVEMBER.....ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS AVAILABLE
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR......FULLY BOOKED

CATS AND FIREWORKS

* KEEP YOUR CAT INDOORS AT NIGHT TIME DURING FIREWORKS

Even if you are not having fireworks yourself, you cannot predict if others in your neighbourhood might be. Keeping your cat indoors will avoid them being caught out when fireworks start. When keeping cats indoors be sure to provide litter trays for them.

* ESCAPE-PROOF YOUR HOUSE

Close all doors, windows and block off cat flaps to stop your cat escaping outside during fireworks. Cats can squeeze into surprisingly tight spots, so block off any dangerous or unsuitable areas they may go into.

* CREATE A SAFE HIDING PLACE

If your cat normally hides in a specific place, make sure they have access and encourage them to use the space with treats and toys. A box lined with blankets and with the opening slightly covered is ideal. They will feel safer the higher up they can go, so placing the box on a top shelf or cupboard will help, ensuring it's safe.

* DO NOT SHUT THEM IN A CONFINED AREA

It is very important not to shut your cat in a confined area as they could injure themselves trying to escape. Allow access to all safe areas of the house.

* COVER THE WINDOWS

It isn’t only the sound of fireworks that worries cats; the flashes can upset them too. It is important to cover windows and draw the curtains to block out any sudden bursts of light.

* TURN ON THE RADIO

To reduce the impact of the sudden sound of fireworks, keep a radio or television on.

* ACT NORMAL AROUND YOUR CAT

Cats are very perceptive and if they notice you’re behaving unusually (like following them around or being overly affectionate) they’ll sense something is up. If they see that the fireworks have no effect on you, this may help decrease their anxiety.

* AVOID PICKING THEM UP

If your cat is distressed avoid trying to interact with them or picking them up as increased stress levels can provoke sudden aggression. Cats also take a long time to calm down, so leave them until morning to settle before interacting with them again.

*BUY THEM A TREAT

Wherever your cat decides to settle for the night, a new toy or treats can be a great distraction from the noise. There are also products on the market that can help cats to cope with stressful events.

*MAKE SURE YOUR CAT'S MICROCHIP IS UP TO DATE

Cats flee if they are scared. Make sure your cat can be identified should they run away by ensuring they are microchipped and the details contained are up to date. They should also wear an engraved tag on an easy-release collar.

COVID GUIDELINES

AMENDED NOVEMBER 2021.....
Minimising interaction with people is obviously key to reducing risk. My mission is to keep my family, my customers and my guests safe from harm.                                                                                  Here are our guidelines on how to do just that.

* Let owners know of arrangements on your website or by phone beforehand so they understand what to do and why.
* Owners are now allowed into the cattery and reception area only when wearing a mask and after having soles of shoes sprayed with disinfectant. 
* Ask if owners are showing any signs of COVID-19 infection 
* Ask that just one healthy person brings the cat
*  Maintain social distance from the owner and wear a mask and gloves 
* Wipe over the surface of the cat carrier with disinfectant and then store away from contact with people or pets. Wash hands after contact with the carrier or cat.
* Paperwork should be shown to the cattery owner but not kept at the cattery. Certificates,  or forms can be photographed by the owner and emailed over to you. 
* Arrange to take payment by Bank Transfer or Card where possible before or on arrival rather than handle cash or perform a transaction when the person is present.
* Do not allow any visiting of the cat 
* Reverse this process when giving the cat back to the owner-again with ppe.
* Make sure that you have a secondary contact and owners wishes should the worst happen and they cannot collect the cat themselves. 
* Good catteries usually ask owners to bring items from home (I always do) because it smells familiar for the cat, however in these extraordinary times, I will provide all bedding, rugs etc and ask that you minimise bringing personal items such as only a couple of toys
* Please DO NOT bring feeding/water bowls from home or litter trays. All will be provided by myself
* Wash hands thoroughly and frequently and between handling cats and or touching the unit in which the are living.