Knowsley Cat Hotel becomes UK’s first feline food bank
3 years ago
The Pets Country Manor in Tarbock Green, Knowsley which is a 5 star rated luxury hotel for cats has decided to double up as the UK’s first feline food bank.
Donations of wet and dry cat food plus treats are all welcomed. All cat food donations will be divided up between local Merseyside cat rescue centres and dropped off with each rescue centre each month or if someone has a particular favourite cat charity they can request their donations go to that cat charity.
Victoria Corcoran and Craig Hailes who run the Pets Country Manor have seen their cat hotel bookings drastically suffer due to covid and people not being able to travel.
They say: “We’re normally fully booked between the months of May-September plus over Christmas, with over 100 cats to look after everyday but this year like a lot of businesses its been a very different and difficult year”
The Pets Country Manor were awarded the number 1 cattery in the UK at the Pet Industry Federation Awards and also asked to represent the North West on behalf of the Princes Trust and meet HRH Prince Charles. During 2020 they scooped the award for Best Luxury Cattery of 2020 at the SME UK enterprise awards.
The luxury cat hotel boasts rooms of up to 400 sq ft, each room with its own private heated bedroom, individual playroom complete with a 5 tier ceiling height climbing wall of 25 sq ft with either a sunrise or sunset view from panoramic windows.
Optional luxury upgrades were added this year such as Pawsome Afternoon Tea served to guests on a raised bamboo dining table complete with a picture sent to owners, orthopaedic four poster beds, ipad interactive entertainment, fresh filtered water fountain and a wide range of snacks from the mini bar –kitty tapas meals, kitty cataccinos and holiday cupcakes.
The entrepreneurial couple have also launched a sister company called Kitty Hampurrs.com to help keep staff employed. Kitty Hampurrs which is an online business offers a wide range of hampurrs for both cats and their cat loving hoomans where customers can choose from a pre designed hampurr or choose individual items to create their very own bespoke kitty hampurr. From Date night and birthday kitty hampurrs to luxury spa day, valentines day and monthly kitty hampurrs.