In 1988 I opened a small Boarding Cattery and although I had always loved cats I had never been in contact with any of the Pedigree Breeds.
The cattery soon welcomed Siamese, Burmese, Birmans and Persians and eventually I was asked to keep or re home one of my boarders, a large handsome Persian boy who we called Teddy. We quickly became besotted by our new arrival and planned to breed Persians. My husband bought me two breeding queens, but he died shortly afterwards. I did not have the heart to carry on with the plans, but decided to start a rescue centre for Persians instead.
I have worked in co operation with another cattery owner from Wakefield, Audrey Rae for many years. The Cats Protection League and the RSPCA soon heard about our work and we take in hundreds of cats between us each year.
Our thanks go out to the BISHOPTON VETERINARY GROUP for their ongoing help, support and commitment. .