A Cattery Attendant works in a cattery facility looking after domestic cats while their owners are away. Your daily duties will involve feeding and watering cats and making sure any other needs are attended to. This might involve providing medication if needed or grooming them if their owners have requested that service. You’ll play with the cats and make sure they’re getting plenty of exercise. Cattery Attendants also need to maintain cat enclosures so you’ll need to clean the cages, prepare bedding and dispose of any waste. You might also have to check cats in when they arrive or check them out again when their owners return.
Cattery Attendants need to be good with animals and be able to handle cats of all temperaments. You’ll need to be capable of some manual labour and be able to keep up with energetic cats. You’ll need good personal skills when you’re dealing with animal owners and other staff. There’ll also be a few administrative tasks to attend to so you’ll need to operate basic office equipment and systems.