Monday, July 14, 2008

Ty Mair, Catwel's Rehoming Centre

Catwel is very proud to present our completed rehoming centre. Made possible by Mary Williams. A very committed Catwel Trustee who sadly passed away in 2002, leaving her property as a legacy to Catwel. It was Mary’s wish that Catwel would someday have a centre located in Cardiff specifically for rescued cats and kittens. Since 2002 Catwel Trustees and Supporters have worked very hard towards ensuring Mary’s dream becomes a reality.

During 2006 Work undertaken to replace fencing and to pave driveway in order to provide off road parking for guests to the centre. Garden levelled and concrete bases laid ready for Isolation Unit and outdoor Cattery Unit.

Temporary housing was installed immediately after purchase and in January 2006 Catwel began to accept Cats into Ty Mair.

In March 2007 our new outside Cattery unit was installed consisting of 6 individually heated pens. (Also pictured is the specially designed enclosure for our Sponsor Cats!!!)

March 2008 – Isolation Unit. Made possible by the generosity of Lynne Taverner, a very committed Catwel supporter. Sadly Lynne passed away in 2006, graciously remembering Catwel in her will.

This area allows Catwel to completely isolate any sick cats and kittens. This minimises the possible spread of any virus or infection which may be prevalent in any of the cats or kittens at the centre.

The bungalow has now been transformed. Three of the four bedrooms provide Catwel with a centrally heated indoor Quarantine area, utility area, office and W.C.

The centre is run totally by extremely committed volunteers ensuring that the welfare of all cats in care is paramount.

Thank you very much too all involved in making Ty Mair a success. Your support is extremely appreciated.