My name is Kirsti Furnival and I have over 26 years experience as a Veterinary Nurse in small animal practice.
I decided to undertake a lifestyle change and work for myself, launching my own business as a cat sitter serving Folkestone and the towns nearby in South East Kent. I am currently not practising Veterinary Nursing.
I specifically deal with cats only and now have Six of my own, Moomer, Mcfluff, Pixie, Callie, Fred and Doris. My commitment to you is to give your cats all the love, care and attention I give my own. My experience and qualifications as a veterinary nurse also enable me to administer any medication needed and identify quickly if there is a health problem with your cat and take the necessary actions.
When I first come to meet you and your cat my aim will be to establish your cat(s) normal routines and follow these as closely as possible whilst you are away. Identifying your cat(s) likes and dislikes is especially important, with each cat being unique in its needs and wants. I will need to know of any medication to be administered, grooming routines or special diets etc...
The additional benefit of a cat sitter is that I shall also be regularly visiting your house whilst you are away, ensuring windows and doors are securely locked, opening and closing curtains and switching lights on/off as per your requirements, providing you with extra piece of mind.
The Cat Sitter is a family run business. We are not franchised and do not employ anyone else. The business is run by myself, Kirsti, occasionally assisted by my Husband , Mark.
Using The Cat Sitter means that you are able to go on that holiday or business trip, safe in the knowledge that I personally, will be caring for your cat(s) providing personalised one to one attention.
In my spare time I volunteer at the Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary and am also an active member of the Folkestone and Hythe Cats Protection branch. Please see Links page for links to their websites.
Qualifications and Memberships;
Member of International Cat Care (Formally Feline Advisory Bureau – FAB)
CRB checked and Petplan Sanctuary Insurance (details to be shown on free initial vist)
ISFM Certificate in feline friendly nursing 2012 and regularly attend lectures on feline care and behaviour
Currently studying for ISFM Feline Nursing Diploma
Fosterer, Shop assistant and Committee Member, Folkestone and Hythe Cats Protection branch