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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by BritishBilbo, Jan 18, 2019.


  1. BritishBilbo

    BritishBilbo I work with cats + I live with cats. I like cats.

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    As most of you know I am the manager of a cattery in Staffordshire and recently you may or may not of known that the regulations for catteries and kennels have been drastically improved. All catteries and kennels are now rated out of 5 stars, a lot like the government food and hygiene system!

    We had our inspection on December 4th and our licence finally came through today and we have been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars. I am so proud of our cattery and our "family" (we're not actually related) who run it!

    Achieving 5 stars meant meeting criteria such as 1 full time member of staff per 20 cats, having 1 member of staff level 3 trained (we all took our level 3), all pens must be 1.5 times the council minimum size and cats must have risen platforms. There are others quite a few others but thats just a taster! We are the first cattery in our area to achieve 5 stars :D.

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    I cut out the owners full name and address... even though he lives on site at the cattery and that address is widely published ?! lol!


    Some random photos off our laptop to give you a feel.

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    I know most people are pro pet sitters on here but with this new star rating system it'll be easier for people to make an informed choice about a cattery. It will take until this time next year for all catteries to be assessed, we just happened to be one of the early birds.

    Yay!
     
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  2. oliviarussian

    oliviarussian Meeoow!

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    Congratulations, looks lovely!
     
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  3. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Well done to everyone................

    I'm neither pro "cat sitter" nor "cattery" as I think depending on the cat and the situation each have a role to play , but if I was to use a cattery I would love to know that here was one near enough to me that came close to the standard yours does.
    You have every right to be proud :)
     
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  4. ewelsh

    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    I am not at all surprised, I think you should have even higher!


    Congratulations you deserve it x

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  5. BritishBilbo

    BritishBilbo I work with cats + I live with cats. I like cats.

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    Thank you all!
     
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  6. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Wish your cattery was near me!!!
     
  7. MilleD

    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    Well I've only just realised this is only just over 20 miles away from me! I had no idea it was so close.

    This is really good to know.

    Congrats on the inspection.
     
  8. Matrod

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    Congratulations! Whenever I see pics of your cattery I always thinks it looks amazing :Cat
     
  9. Willow_Warren

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    Congratulations on the achievement

    The surroundings also look lovely!
     
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  11. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Well done! The cattery looks amazing and I'm sure a certain hooli-gang wouldn't keep coming back to you if it wasn't a 5* establishment :Cat
     
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  12. BritishBilbo

    BritishBilbo I work with cats + I live with cats. I like cats.

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    Maybe i should ask for a downgrade in stars then to put them off LOL. I walked in this morning and they had T R A S H E D the joint!!!
     
  13. tyg'smum

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    Well done! And you're only 27 miles from me: if Mr Tyg ever needs a holiday, I know where he'll be going...
     
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  15. BritishBilbo

    BritishBilbo I work with cats + I live with cats. I like cats.

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    :D Always welcome x
     
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    Congratulations! The cats do have rooms with a view at your cattery!
     
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    popcornsmum Popcorn relaxing!

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    Well you already know you’re first in line to have Popcorn sent down to train :D:D:D:D
     
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  19. BritishBilbo

    BritishBilbo I work with cats + I live with cats. I like cats.

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    Can we all take time to appreciate how gorgeous Alfie is ??!!??!!

    I’m waiting for his Mum to let me have him .. !

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  20. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    I'm not at all surprised, it always looking beautiful in your videos @BritishBilbo. If mine liked the cattery I'd be there in a shot if I lived near you. Congratulations to all.
     
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