Our story – the cattery

Dee May has always had a love of all animals and trained as a vet nurse in her early career. Prior to opening Cats Whiskers cattery in 2002 she worked as a receptionist for Mercer & Hughes veterinary surgeons in Saffron Walden. During this time she realised the need for a cattery where the clients[…]

‘Home from home’

We take great care to get to know each of the cats that come to stay with us as they are all individual and have differing needs and requirements. It is important to us that we understand each cats’ personality and that they feel at home during their stay. We have a large selection of[…]

Excellent cabins

We have 36 cabins that are mainly licensed for 1 or 2 cats, sharing from the same family with 2 cabins licensed for 3 or 4 cats from the same family. Bedding, feed and water on a shelf level with litter tray and toys on the floor. Each cabin has a window and a gas[…]


Finn is an ex City of London Police horse. He has retired after 14 years service from the stresses of public order, football matches, ceremonial duties and day to day patrolling the streets of the City and has retired into his new life as a retired gentle giant. Each year Finn has swallows nesting in[…]


We are on the B184 conveniently located mid way between Saffron Walden and Thaxted. If you are travelling from Saffron Walden, after 3 miles you’ll enter the village of Howlett End, Wimbish, continue up the hill and past the White Hart public house on the left hand side. Continue on the main road for approximately[…]