Garðabær Animal Hospital near Reykjavík is now operating a cat hotel, RÚV reports. It is the second of its kind in Iceland, the Icelandic Cat Protection Society (Kattholt) having long operated a shelter and cat hotel for pet owners.
Jón Örn Kristjánsson, the hospital’s CFO, says the decision was made in response to significant request. “It has often been overcrowded [at Kattholt] and our customers have often asked whether we could look after their cats. We have the facilities and the space to open a cat hotel so we decided to go for it,” Jón told Morgunblaðið.
Hotel guests must be fully vaccinated, worm-free, and spayed/neutered. Most stays are around two weeks long, though guests can stay for up to three months. Jón assures that each guest receives personalised care and may be hosted alone or in company with other cats, as per preference. The hotel boasts a play area for guests, and is able to care for felines with special needs, such as those who require medication or special food.