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.

24th March Coronavirus Customer 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 and as an added precaution, protective suits, foot liners and gloves will be worn when dealing with any new cats.

In effect the whole Cattery will be turned into a large Isolation Unit.

  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.

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

Stay safe!

Update from Sam,

We are all in a crazy situation at the moment and who knows how long this will go on for, so I have decided to suspend my current pricing for the duration and will operate on a policy of negotiated “pay what you can” within reason of course!

This will help you, help me, and allow me to help others.

It is heart-warming to see what people around the country are doing to help and support each other through these truly unprecedented times. I hope that I can do my bit too!

Stay safe!

A message from Sam.

The Cattery has taken a huge hit financially with the amount of cancellations over the last few weeks and I expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future.

I am very grateful to those customers who have offered to pay a cancellation fee. Thank you, I really appreciate it!

I fully intend to stay open even if I only have a few cats staying with me and I will try and help anyone who needs help with looking after their cat(s) – Please don’t be too proud to ask for help if you need it.

I expect there are a lot of people out there who are worried not only about themselves but also their cats. A good piece of advice for anyone living alone would be to keep any cat documents in the cat carrier along with a list of contact numbers and some information about the cat – name, age , vet, what the cat eats, any medical issues, temperament etc.

I have in the past suggested that people leave a note somewhere prominent saying “In an Emergency please contact Sam at the Cattery and she will look after my cat(s)” along with my phone number and also where the cat carrier is located. This has worked very well in the past with peace of mind for the owner and less stress for the cat(s).

I used to work in Cat Rescue before opening my Cattery and we would often get cats brought in with no information about them at all. That meant the cat having to restart vaccinations again and also a delay in finding a new home. Not to mention the extra expense for the Rescue Centres.

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!