Staff and volunteers gathered outside the cattery for it's opening day

Yesterday was a very exciting day for our Hertfordshire centre, as staff and volunteers gathered to celebrate the opening of our new cattery block.

We were happy to be joined by Cllr Anne Swerling (pictured here with some of the centre’s staff and fabulous volunteers) who had the honour of cutting the ribbon and declaring the cattery open.

The grand opening is an exciting occasion for the team here at NAWT Herts as it is the largest development the site has seen for several years. This is the result of months of planning and fundraising which we are all proud to see come to fruition.

The unit comprises of 8 walk-in pens which can house a single or pair of cats, a food preparation kitchen, storm shutters and a canopy system that will protect residents from the elements. As the ribbon was cut, Cllr Swerling congratulated the NAWT Herts team for their hard work and dedication to animal welfare, citing “what would people and pets do without all of you”.

It was a lovely afternoon and opportunity for our volunteers to view the new cattery and celebrate their hard work with some well-deserved cake!

There is still time should you wish to contribute towards this wonderful project, you can donate here:

Take a look inside our new cattery!