Animal lover gave up career to open Middlewich cattery
AN animal lover gave up her career in finance to pursue her life’s ambition.
Sonja Marga has always dreamed of opening a cattery.
âAs far back as I can remember, I’ve had cats,â accountant Sonja said. “My first memory as a little girl is having a cat sleeping under the duvet with me.”
Sonja took over Middlewich Cottage Cattery, a purpose built cattery 12 years ago, and loves looking after other people’s cats.
The recently renovated premises can accommodate 54 cats.
âWe get to know each cat individually and take care of your loved ones like our own cats,â Sonja said.
“Once you’ve earned a cat’s trust, they’ll love you unconditionally. Dogs love everyone and don’t discriminate. Cats are personal pets.”
Sonya looks after abandoned cats for the RSPCA when their cattery is full. She also takes care of the cats of hospitalized residents under a contract with the municipality.
Sonya has three cats of her own, Gilly, Maisie and Liquoric, and also takes care of two cats for their owner who was unable to return from Dubai due to travel restrictions.
Loving Sonya is also a foster mother and provides a home for two children at a time.
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The pandemic has put his business at risk. But now, as the lockdown lifts, loyal customers are coming back.
âWe haven’t had any cats since last March,â Sonya said. âI really missed them because I love my cats. It was heartbreaking. At the very beginning of Covid I was crying my eyes because I thought maybe I should sell and go. I didn’t know what I was doing. was going to do.
“Now things have started to improve, I’m glad I didn’t. I have regulars year after year.”
The cattery serves Middlewich, Northwich, Holmes Chapel and surrounding areas.
“We would still like to offer 20% off to all NHS staff and caregivers as a thank you for all your dedication, until the end of the year.”