LittleHappyCattery is closing

Due to my retirement, the Littlehappycattery will close on Sunday 7th January 2018. Thank you to all my kitty owners for your loyal support over the last 10 years, and the pleasure of caring for so many beautiful felines.


more about us

We are a small, family run boarding cattery, situated in a peaceful garden environment, where your cats stay with us is safe, secluded and tranquil.

Walkway inside the cattery

We are built to Feline Advisory Bureau standards, by a specialist manufacturer. Southend on Sea Borough Council also licenses us under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963.

We are within easy reach of the A127 and A13 (view a map here), also London Southend Airport, but are situated in a peaceful area.

Billy enjoying his stay


We have 10 spacious suites that are able to accommodate 1-2 cats in both full height and penthouse style. We are also able to provide facilities for 3 or 4 cats from the same family who are happy to share. All our suites are insulated for warmth and have full height sneeze barriers to safeguard our guests, as well as their own covered runs with the added protection of 3-door security. At night the cattery is illuminated with gentle lighting and can be observed from the main house. Find out more about how your cat will be cared for.

Isolation facilities are available, should they be needed and all our guests are covered by insurance during their stay. Our local Veterinary Hospital is on call 24 hours a day.

Two happy guests

visit us

You are encouraged to come and look around without obligation, and see if your cat would like to to stay with us!

Terms & Conditions

  • A current inoculation certificate for Feline Infectious Enteritis and Respiratory Infections (Cat Flu’) must be produced on arrival, and will be retained by us during your cats stay.
  • In the interest of our guests, we reserve the right to refuse any cat, which in our opinion shows signs of ill health. Other than vaccination, please inform the proprietor before arrival, if your cat has had any recent veterinary treatment.
  • It is a requirement that your cat/cats are treated for worms and fleas before arrival at the cattery.
  • We do not accept un-neutered male or female cats over 6 months old.
  • There is a minimum fee of 3 days boarding, except at Easter, Christmas/New Year when the minimum fee is 5 days boarding. Double rates are applicable on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
  • Please ensure sufficient days are booked in order that reception and collection times are kept within our opening hours. Reception and collection is not available outside these hours.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and no refunds are given for cats brought in later or collected earlier than agreed at the date of booking.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the reception date will be subject to the whole booking fee being charged.
  • For the privacy and security of our guests, visitors to the cattery are welcome by appointment.
  • Vehicles bought onto the premises are at the risk of the owner or driver.

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