|The Ark Cattery:
Frequently Asked Questions
How big are the cabins, are they big enough for two
The cabins are 27 square feet, split between an
indoor cabin and an outdoor exercise area, and are
licensed to accommodate two cats from the same
Do the cats get any
Yes, all the cats get lots of attention. As we only
have 10 cabins we have plenty of time for each cat.
What about the weather?
How do cats cope in the cold or the heat?
A: The temperature of the cattery is monitored and
recorded on a daily basis. As the cattery is brick
built, in the summer months it remains very cool.
When the temperature drops, the indoor areas are
heated via radiators and each cat has a heated pad
under their bedding. Cats can chose to go into their
outside area as and when they wish. The outdoor area
is completely covered and incorporates an outdoor
cat house should they prefer to sit outside.
Is the cattery licensed
Yes, each year an animal welfare officer from
Sevenoaks District Council carries out a formal
inspection and then issues the licence for the next
12 months. They can however call at any time during
the year to undertake a random inspection to ensure
all the regulations are met. We are very pleased
that the cattery has been licensed since 1992.
Although we are insured we strongly recommend that
Clients take out their own insurance.
What if I do not have
transport or cannot get to the cattery during
Not a problem, we provide a collection and delivery
service upon request (please telephone to obtain a
price for this service). Clients also find this
service useful where they leave or get home from
work outside our normal opening hours. We are also
happy to just collect or deliver your cat back if
this is more convemeient to you.
Are all the cats boarded
Absolutely, all cats must be fully vaccinated and
have received a booster injection within the last
twelve months. In order to comply with our licence,
cats must be boarded with an up to date vaccination
record, which we keep on display in the cattery,
during their visit.
Do you take cats on
medication and can you give injections?
We will administer any medication that is taken
oraly or via food or water. Having received
veterinary training, we are also happy to administer
What food do you provide
and how often do you feed?
We stock a large selection of food, wet and dry.
When we take a booking, we ask what your cat eats
and will not eat in order to make their stay as
happy as possible. We will also check their dietary
needs on the day they are boarded, in case there has
been a change. Adult cats are fed twice daily;
kittens and elderly cats according to their needs.
However your cat is fed at home is how they are fed
when staying with us.
Can I view the cattery
before I make a booking.
Yes in fact we always encourage our new customers to
come to see the cattery and to meet us before you go
My cat is nervous of other
cats; can they see the other cats or come into
contact with them?
Cats have their own cabin and cannot see or mix with
any other cats that are staying with us. This
ensures that they will not come into contact with,
nor become upset or stressed by seeing unfamiliar
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