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Minnie has gone missing from her home in Antrim.....

Posted on 15 February, 2015 at 5:21 Comments comments (75)
Ballyclare Cattery & Spa favourite Minnie has gone missing from her home since 09th February from Ballysculty Road, Antrim. Please keep an eye out for her and call us on 02893344586 should you know her whereabouits. Thanks, Jonny

Minnie on a recent stay with us. 

Farewell and Thank-You from Jonny & Lesley, Ballyclare Cattery & Spa Founders

Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 15:05 Comments comments (51)
''Good Evening

As many of you who have existing bookings with us will know, Ballyclare Cattery & Spa has been sold and will be under new management shortly.

Ballyclare Cattery & Spa is currently a family-run business, and the decision was taken last year to sell the family property and business for personal family reasons. Our website and booking conditions were updated to reflect this in August 2014.

The sale now has a confirmed completion date; 18th February 2015. I (Jonny) will be staying for a little while to ensure a smooth transition, although the new owner Janet has spent much time with us in recent months, getting to know both the regulars and the ropes. New and existing bookings will not be affected by the sale, apart from a slight change in opening hours, which will be covered below.

We have taken immense joy in embarking on this journey; from it’s genesis and subsequent fruition into a successful business. Most importantly, BC&Spa has always been a loving ‘home from home’ part time residence for our cherished feline guests, and that is how we always intended it to be.

I’d like to indulge this juncture in the business’ history, to say a heart-felt thank you to all of our clients, who have consistently made this job even more gratifying than it already is.

I would also like to acknowledge the efforts and warm welcome that was given to me by the ladies at ‘Lost & Found Pets County Antrim’. Their support was much appreciated, and if you can support them in any way, please do so, as they do such noble work.

The good news is, that both the purchaser of our cat’otel, Janet and her new manager, Andi are two experienced crazy cat ladies! Between them they have 12 cats of their own, and have volunteered at Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary for a long time.

Janet has taken the time to say a few words, which you can view at

Just one change; our opening hours from 18th February will be 11am-1pm and 4-6pm, as opposed to 9am-12pm and 3-5pm as it is at the moment. If you’ve booked the morning check in it shall be shifted to 11am-1pm and if you’ve booked 3-5pm, it will change to 4-6pm. If this is inconvenient, don’t hesitate to let us know via email; we shall accommodate your original request. Out of hours check ins/outs that are already booked will still stand and be accommodated. Please remember that all check ins/outs must be pre-booked in advance and are subject to availability. For allocation reasons we always need to know whether you're coming in either the morning or afternoon slot, so if your check in time is still TBA, please let us know as soon as you know yourself. 

The new Management will be having a fun-filled relaunch day in mid-March; look out for notification via email about this!

In the meantime, should you wish to contact me directly regarding this matter or anything else, please email me on [email protected]

A new addition to the cattery will be an on-site sanctuary for geriatric cats, which will be registered as a charity. Look out for more info on this, which is an exciting development. 

Sincerely, thank you so much for your understanding and continued support; the future is bright for BC&Spa and all who stay in her! 

Best regards

Jonny and Lesley''

A Few Words from Janet

Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 11:13 Comments comments (136)
" It gives me great pleasure to become the new owner of BC&Spa this month; it is very much a dream job come true for me! Andi and I met through our voluntary work in the cattery at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary and our 100% commitment to feline care and welfare has forged a strong friendship between us. So much so, that when BC&Spa came up for sale it seemed like "the natural way forward" for us. None of you need any convincing from me that what Jonny and Lesley have created here is something very unique and special in terms of cat boarding. We promise we will continue the wonderful legacy they will pass on to us on 18th February and your furbabies will be cared for and loved as if they were our own when they take their holidays with us. Through the work I have done for various animal charities and rescuers there will be an additional number of cat lovers who will be involved with BC&Spa in a number of ways, from extra hands on help with cattery duties, to assistance with a new charity on site providing a permanent retirement home for abandoned seniors. Details of this exciting new venture, called " Lilas Legacy", will soon be posted on the website and we will be creating a new Facebook page for you to follow the stories of our dear feline Golden Oldies! I would like to say a very big Thank You to Jonny and Lesley for all the help they have given me to ensure a smooth takeover with no stress involved whatsoever for those who matter most - YOUR CATS! Andi and I look forward to meeting you all and, of course, to cuddling and enjoying your lovely furbabies." 

Janet with Ketka, a recent guest. 

You can email Janet directly with [email protected] 

Freddie is missing from Beechmount....

Posted on 3 January, 2015 at 6:57 Comments comments (220)
Missing from 01/01/15 in the Beechmount area of West Belfast, 2 years old. Answers to Freddie. Please contact us should you have any info, thanks - 02893344586 

Cat Found in Ballyclare.....

Posted on 4 December, 2014 at 5:54 Comments comments (131)
Message from Client:

''This little cat has been residing at Trenchill Road Ballyclare, for about a month now.  Urgently need to find its owners or a new home.  Looks quite young. Friendly and we'll used round people.  If a home isn't found urgently it will end up in a cats home. Please help.  Contact Janet 07904169067''

Do you know this cat?

Posted on 15 November, 2014 at 7:32 Comments comments (24)
This wee cat has been hanging around a workplace in Mallusk. She has a collar but isn't microchipped. If you recognise her as missing please call Jonny on 07835 574642. Thanks

Misti is missing from Newtownabbey....

Posted on 18 July, 2014 at 7:58 Comments comments (196)
Misti is missing from Newtownabbey. 

Message from owner: 'My wee cat Misti has been missing for 5 days now can anyone in Newtownabbey area ask about and keep eye out for her we would love her home again (she no longer has a tail as in pic so is pretty distinctive, not many tailless cats about) thankyou xxxx'

Please contact Ballyclare Cattery & Spa on 02893344586 or [email protected] if you have any info. 

Poppy is missing from Broughshane....please read

Posted on 11 July, 2014 at 10:55 Comments comments (223)
Poppy has gone missing from her home in Broughshane/Ballymena. 

If you know of her whereabouts please call us on 02893344586, email [email protected] or contact us via our facebook page.

Thanks, Jonny

Tom Cat Found, Rathmena, Ballyclare

Posted on 20 May, 2014 at 7:23 Comments comments (25)
This handsome boy has been found in Rathmena Ballyclare. Please call us on 02893344586 if he's your cat; chip status to follow. 

Cola is Missing from her home, Ballynure Rd, Ballyclare.....

Posted on 17 March, 2014 at 9:27 Comments comments (151)
Cola (female) is a much loved pet and Ballyclare Cattery & Spa regular. She has gone missing from her home on the Ballynure Road of Ballyclare. She was last seen on 15th March at 3pm. She is not micro-chipped. Please contact us on 02893344586 or [email protected] should you have any info, Thanks, Jonny.