New luxury cattery opens in Sprowston Norwich
Life in confinement has led to the fulfillment of dreams with the unveiling of a new purpose built cattery.
The Palm View Cattery opened its doors to feline guests in Sprowston, Norwich, after the global pandemic sparked a new career.
The Luxury Cattery is an âexciting new business ventureâ for Claire Schoenherr, who âabsolutely adores everything cat!
Having started her very first business during confinement, she welcomed her first guests at the end of April.
Ms Schoenherr said: âRunning our cattery is my absolute dream. “
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With the support of her father, Nigel ‘boy’ Syer, the specially designed luxury cattery was built in her home.
The popular Norfolk artist’s career was put on hold during the Covid pandemic, so he helped his daughter start his own.
The Palm View Cattery has six spacious pens. Four double rooms that can accommodate two cats from the same household and two family suites that can accommodate up to four cats from the same household.
Each enclosure includes everything any cat could possibly need, including multiple platforms for jumping and climbing, underfloor heating, large scratching posts, plenty of toys, and comfortable beds.
Ms Schoenherr said: âI have always loved cats and have three of them myself.
âExpanding our existing garage and converting it into a nice cattery has always been an ambition of mine, but with two young children and a very busy family there was never the time.
“However, when I told my dad about the idea early last year, he said, ‘Okay, let’s go.”
Just weeks after deciding to start construction work, the coronavirus pandemic struck. The actor and singer therefore took advantage of the forced downtime to build the cattery.
âDad has always been my rock,â Ms. Schoenherr said.
âA few years ago, when I was treated for breast cancer, he was by my side at every appointment and during chemotherapy; making me laugh all the way through.
âBeing able to start this exciting new business with my family to support me was something positive that we all needed after many years of difficult times.â
While the cattery was being built, she was busy completing her feline care and behavior qualifications.
Ms Schoenherr added: âWe treat each of our guests like VIPs.
“I feel incredibly lucky that the foreclosure has given me the opportunity to fulfill my dream and start my business.”