Samantha’s Boarding Cattery

Gyrn Cottage Cattery

PLEASE NOTE – Normal opening times are suspended

Phone for an appointment.

According to the latest Government guidelines all personal travel is to be made is for essential purposes only.

1 April 2020 – Coronavirus Update

We still have cats staying at the Cattery whose owners are stranded overseas, therefore we will be remaining open in order to look after these cats. We will accept cats in Emergency situations only, providing there is no one else able to take care of the cat, and to be left alone would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the cat. All cats must be vaccinated and healthy.

Strict protocols have been put in place for the duration of this covid-19 outbreak to protect everyone. We ask that you respect this.

The Cattery has written procedures in place for the prevention of and control of, the spread of Infectious Agents as approved by the Shropshire Council Licensing Department.

The Cattery has all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment, if needed.

  1. All appointments are to be made by phone.
  2. All paperwork is to be done either via the internet or over the phone.
  3. Any payments are to be made by Bank Transfer.
  4. Only one healthy adult should accompany the cat.
  5. No bedding, blankets or toys are allowed. We have everything at the cattery.
  6. No bedding is allowed in the carrier, only newspaper. The carrier must be able to be easily disinfected.
  7. On arrival, ring the bell on the gate and wait for instructions from the staff.
  8. Avoid all contact and keep at least 2 metres from other people at all times.
  9. You will be asked to leave the carrier at the gate.

Should Sam fall ill, she will self-isolate in the Static Caravan on the property and Anthony Davis will come and take over the running of the Cattery. He has had training in Infectious Control Procedures and the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment and is an experienced member of the team.

The British Veterinary Association advice for cat owners diagnosed with Covid-19 is:

  1. Restrict contact with cats as a precautionary animal health measure until more information is known about the virus.
  2. If your cat requires care, wash your hands before and after any interaction with them and wear a face mask if possible.
  3. Keep cats indoors if possible. This is to reduce the likelihood of your cat spreading the disease through environmental contamination on their fur – there is no evidence that pet animals play a role in the spread of the disease.
  4. If your cat shows clinical signs, please do not take it to the vet but call the practice for advice.
  5. If your cat requires emergency treatment, call the practice for further advice. Do not take your cat to the surgery unless the vet instructs you to.
  6. You may need to arrange for someone else to transport your cat for treatment.

I will be checking the British Veterinary Association website, Defra’s website and Gov.uk daily for any new updates.

Stay safe!

Welcome to Gyrn Cottage Cattery. A luxury, 5 star Accommodation set in peaceful rural Shropshire surroundings.

The cattery is run by Samantha who has over 30 years experience working with both wild and domestic animals. The cattery is fully licensed by the local authority and you are guaranteed the highest of standards.

As an added bonus, Sam is a fully qualified Animal Aromatics Practitioner and a Reiki Healer. This combined with her vast knowledge of feline behaviour has earned Sam the reputation of a Cat Whisperer. You may be assured that your cat(s) will be very well looked after.

Gyrn Cottage Cattery

Gyrn Cottage Cattery is not just a cattery but a holiday resort come spa with healing treatments, relaxation, entertainment and delicious food – Purrrfect..!

Our happy cats are so well looked after they often don’t want to go home!