This is a very exciting time for Wadars as we continue to develop our Animal Rescue Centre in Ferring. We have now completed the construction of a purpose-built cattery for the rehoming of cats and kittens, and also developed a small wildlife unit.
We have rehomed cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in the community for the last 50 years, but previously all of our animals have either been cared for in commercial catteries and kennels or with our volunteer fosterers until suitable forever homes could be found. The new cattery means that cats and kittens looking for new forever homes are now cared for by our specially trained Wadars Animal Welfare Team.
At any one time, up to 34 cats can be receiving care in our specialist purpose-built facility, which includes an animal intake and assessment room and a food preparation area as well as a separate isolation unit.
Purpose Built Cattery
Each cattery pen consists of a large bedroom area leading to an enclosed run. With each pen individually heated, the bedroom can be closed off from the run during periods of cold weather. Several pens have lift-out sections which enable us to accommodate larger groups of cats if they have come from the same home or utilise it as a maternity unit for a new mum.
Having the new cattery will mean that we can take-in and rehome a far greater number of cats than we have previously been able to, and for the more nervous individuals, a team of volunteer cat socialisers come in and spend time with them in the comfort and safety of their pen.