Maggie worked in the fashion industry for fifteen years before realising that the job was not fulfilling her. Having always loved and owned cats she turned her attention to a career that would involve caring for and working with these furry felines. Maggie's life is now greatly enriched by cats, currently having six of her own and caring for the Sitting Kitty cats. She has also volunteered at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, preparing cats for rehoming and as a consequence Maggie has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in cat care. With the growth of the business, it is very important to Maggie that she retains the personal touch with her well-loved and loyal customers, so it seemed natural for her to ask Alex who knows both the cats and the business to join her as a partner.
Alex started working for Sitting Kitty in 2007 after Maggie cared for her cat Shadow, who she had rehomed as no one else would take this traumatised and abused boy. At the time Alex was studying for her certificate in Therapeutic Counselling and found caring for the cats a welcome break from the stresses of counselling sessions. Although Alex still works voluntarily as a bereavement counsellor, she finds that cats are a lot less stressful and so is overjoyed to be joining Maggie as a partner in 2015.
"My much loved cat, Mr Gilbert, aged 18 (approximately) was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2013. When the vet explained to me the process of injections and the fact that they needed to be strictly 12 hours apart, at 7.30am and 7.30pm, I really didn't know how I was going to manage. It was very stressful, as I have a full on job which often requires working late, not to mention how I was going to have any kind of social life! Fortunately Sitting Kitty came to my rescue. They are absolutely marvellous and have NEVER let me down. They truly appreciate Gilbert's need for consistent care and he adores his "nannies" who look after him when I am at work late, at the theatre or away for a weekend. I didn't really believe it when he was diagnosed but it is rewarding to look after a cat who has specific needs and he is thriving and very happy. So to anyone whose cat is newly diagnosed, I would say "don't despair". But I have to say, I couldn't do it without Maggie and Alex - so THANK YOU!" - Madeleine , Battersea
"just wanted to say a massive thank you to Alex. Our concierge service had a temp working and he couldn't find the keys to our flat while we were attending a wedding in Italy. Alex did everything she could to reach me over txt, calls and email. She was calm and assured us that she had everything she needed to feed Charlie through the letter box if needed! She even did a return trip when the keys were found to give Charlie his food and a cuddle. Big sigh's of relief all round but very happy to know Charlie is in such safe hands while we are away."
Ben, Jenny and Charlie
Maggie Kenny has owned and run Sitting Kitty since 2003. Alex Bremner joined as a full time partner in 2015, after eight years of caring for cats with Sitting Kitty on a part time basis.
Over the years we have become very adept at recognising some of the more common ailments that affect cats. We have also gained in depth experience in nursing cats with more long term conditions such as: Hyperthyroidism, heart conditions, lymphoma, tumours, diabetes, kidney problems, asthma, allergies, special dietary requirements and we also provide palliative care. Therefore we are very comfortable with all kinds of medications: pills, inhalers, injections and medicines in liquid form, we have even administered Subcutaneous Fluids to a cat with chronic kidney disease. We understand the responsibility of caring for a cat that requires consistent care such as the strict timings for administering insulin and have an understanding of the types of feline medication most commonly prescribed.
We are the feline friendly alternative to a cattery. Your furry friends can stay in the comfort of their own home whilst you are away, safe in the knowledge that Sitting Kitty provides personal care. Sitting Kitty is a longstanding, limited company we pride ourselves on providing a professional, trustworthy and dependable service. We are fully insured and are members of international Cat Care ( formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) Both Maggie and Alex take their responsibilities seriously and have DBS (formally Criminal Records Bureau ) checks and if in the future we take on more carers we would ensure they are checked before starting work for us.
Understanding Cat Care and Medication
Background and Experience as Cat Sitters
Steph came to us serendipitously after her mother, Sharon, a long standing client and Sitting Kitty assistant moved to Egypt. Steph is a perfect fit for Sitting Kitty as it has been her lifelong ambition to work with animals. In 2015 she decided after 10 years of working in the restaurant industry to go back to studying full time with the ambition to become a Zoo Keeper, she enrolled at Capel Manor College to study Animal Management. This has given Steph a wide range of experience in working with many different species and will give her the points required to study Animal Science at university. Many of your cats will have already met Steph as she currently works for us on Sundays and helps us during the busy holiday periods.
Together, Maggie , Alex and Steph have a unique and varied experience with both cats and life!
Crystal Palace - SE19 Penge - SE20 Dulwich SE21 Herne Hill - SE24 South Norwood - SE25 West Norwood - SE27 Brixton - SW2 Clapham - SW4 Vauxhall /Oval - SW 8 Stockwell - SW9 Battersea - SW11 Balham - SW12 Streatham/Norbury - SW16 Tooting/Furzedown - SW17