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The Shropshire Cat Network

A community resource for people and their cats!

Cardboard Cat House Competition entry 1
Cardboard Cat House Competition entry 2

Coming soon!

A Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program is being set up for Shropshire and the Borders.

Why the need for this website?

I run Gyrn Cottage Cattery in Oswestry, North Shropshire. My business has virtually ground to a halt in just a matter of weeks, as have many other businesses all over the country. Many people have suddenly found themselves unemployed. Many others have had to self-isolate for up to 4 months. It is a very scary situation.

Who knew that just one cough could literally stop the world!

I decided that whatever happens I would keep the Cattery open. I have scrapped my Cattery fees and will be operating on a policy of negotiated “pay what you can” for the foreseeable future.

This way I will be able to do my bit to help anyone who needs help with their cat(s).

Thinking about what this pandemic is doing to our country and how it might affect our cats gave me the idea to write the Document “An Impact on the Cat Population of Shropshire – now and in the coming months.”

  • What type of cat owners would be affected?
  • What potential problems could arise?
  • What could be done to solve these problems?

I firmly believe that if we can put procedures in place NOW to help people and their cats then the future impacts of this unprecedented crisis can be lessened or even averted.

Shropshire Cat Network has evolved out of this crisis

This is a website for:

  1. People who love cats.
  2. People who own cats.
  3. People who need help.
  4. People who want to help.
  5. People who hate cats and love wildlife.

It is YOUR website. It is a place where someone who needs help can ask for help and those that can help will offer to help.

We have all ended up in this crazy, surreal situation together. Some people are more vulnerable than others, some are more fortunate.

It is heart-warming to see what people around the country are doing to help and support each other through these truly unprecedented times.

  1. Please read the Document
  2. Think of ways you can help
  3. Don’t be too proud to ask for help
  4. If you know of anyone who needs help tell them about this website
  5. If you are able to help financially your donations will help pay for vaccinations, neutering, providing food, supporting one of the local Rescue Centres.

Thank you!