The main sanctuary comprises a securely wired enclosure about 50m x 20m, within which is the main Sanctuary dormitory building which we call “The Big House”. There are 36 individual pens, six in a part of The Big House  designed for cats on special diets, 8 in the old Feral House and 22 in free standing ranges, within the Sanctuary enclosures. Each has an individual UPVC chalet and heated bed, with multi-coloured blankets hand-knitted by our supporters.

New arrivals go first into one of these pens whilst they settle down and we get to know their characters, likes and dislikes. They are seen by one of the vets from Burnham House Vets Dover, who visit once a week, and carry out the blood tests for feline aids and leukaemia.  Worms, fleas, dirty ears and bad teeth all have to be dealt with!

We never refuse to accept a cat because of its age, and we never have a cat put to sleep unless our vet advises that it has no reasonable quality of life left. Within the Sanctuary there is a separate sick bay building, refurbished with six brand new stainless cabins, where we can treat minor ailments and segregate any cat that has a sneeze or is off colour.

To all customers wishing to re-home a cat, please note that ALL of our cats have had veterinary check-ups. This includes testing for viruses, worming and flea treatments, neutering/spaying and vaccinations. If you decide you would like to take on a homeless cat, please note we do not do home checks on you – we believe that anyone kind enough to want to shelter a homeless animal should be trusted to care for that animal properly. We will try to match your circumstances and needs to those of the cats we show you. However, we do have to ask a minimum donation of £50 to help pay our costs. Even this amount will not cover the amount we have spent. Payment by Cash or Cheque.

Thank you for your understanding.

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