Finally the end of the year is closing in and i’m sure many would agree that we are happy to say goodbye to 2020.
I am continuously hearing stories of the trauma 2020 has caused to nearly every being on Earth, let alone Australia. Being the Boarding Director for the Pet Industry Association, I have learnt of the catastrophic impact COVID has had in Victoria. I have relentlessly tried to assist the Victorian members who own boarding facilities that have literally no clients due to stage 4 lock downs.
Many of you could also have family and friends in Victoria. If you do know someone who lives in Victoria and has a pet, please send them a little gift to brighten their day. They have really had it tough and a little gift would go a long way. Having pets during the stage 4 lock down (or any lock down for that matter) has played a crucial part in assisting many people cope and has positively impacted their mental health.
Last month we welcomed our newest staff member Rose! Rose comes to us with a wealth of experience booking human luxury holidays to Africa and she is very well informed to assist your cats checking in to our African Suite! Rose is the Divine Creatures Cat Hotel Concierge and can assist you and your furry family member with all your booking needs. Rose works Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and is a wonderful asset to Divine Creatures! Please ask for Rose when booking your cats in!
We are now nearing Christmas! Can you believe Christmas is only 7 weeks away? I hope this gives us all something to look forward to and lets see if the borders re-open or not. If not, connecting via gifts or Facetime with our interstate loved ones will bind us together over the festive season.
Divine Creatures has continued to be impacted by the border closure. Despite being very booked with short term weekend bookings, we are still significantly down in revenue due the lack of long term bookings. So again I reach out to our beautiful clients to help me rescue more older cats through our Warm Night Appeal. Starting the charity is still several months and several thousands of dollars away, however I can continue to rescue older cats from pounds and find them forever homes. So far I have spent over $7000 on veterinary fees, accommodation, food and health care. This would not be possible without your generous donation. Please continue your generosity and gift a warm night for a cat in need https://divinecreatures.com.au/online-petshop/gift-cards/warm-night-appeal-deluxe-condo-34/
We are a COVID safe business with a high standard of regularly updated processes and procedures based upon the latest NSW health advice. Please ensure you help us keep open and stay safe. We continue to ask our clients to please pump their hands with sanitiser upon arriving at Divine Creatures and sign in to the QR code registration. Remember you are welcome to use our pick up from car or drop off to car service any time. Simply finalise the paperwork pre-check in to qualify for this option.
Wishing you and your family good mental health and remember to connect with your pets. Showing them love everyday will make you ‘feel’ good too! My mantra is that animals saved me. They rescued me not the other way round. There is no greater gift than the love of a pet. Myself, Kate, Briony, Kristian, Priscilla, Lisa, Rose and you share this love for our pets in common xx
Purrs and Smooches from,
Cat Aunty Jules