Cat Boarding Guidelines
We require that all cats boarding at the Nekoya Cat Hotel are…
- Vaccinated within the past 12 months OR;
- In possession of a titer test for proof of vaccine antibodies
- Not FIV or FeLV positive
- Sterilised if over 8 months of age or showing signs of sexual maturity
- Physically free of fleas, ticks, mites, and other parasites
- In physically good health for the past 30 days and not exhibiting symptoms of illness OR;
- If it has just recovered from an illness, that a written note is provided by a licensed veterinarian declaring the cat to be free of infection
- Clean (ie. eyes, ears and coat are not dirty) and has had its nails clipped
We strictly do not accept cats who are non-compliant with our admission guidelines, as well as those who are FIP positive and those being treated for ringworm. Ringworm is highly contagious and all medication prescribed must be completed 1 week prior to your cat’s stay.
It is your responsibility as your cat’s owner to ensure that it is healthy enough to enter a shared cat boarding environment. The Nekoya Cat Hotel reserves the right to refuse to accept any cat at check-in for any reason, including without limit, if it appears that your cat is sick, injured, in pain, or if its behaviour or presence could jeopardize the health and safety of other cats or our staff.
Special Considerations For Kittens
A kitten shall be defined as any cat below 12 months of age.
Kittens below the age of 4 months are often very active, happy to explore new environments and socialble! However, because of their young age, they are prone to falling ill more easily as compared to adult cats.
We always recommend that clients with kittens (defined as below 12 months of age) complete a full vaccination schedule prior to entering our facilities. This can be done at your local veterinarian when they are of:
- 8 weeks of age
- 12 weeks of age
- 16 weeks of age
If your kitten is unable to produce proof of completion of its vaccinations, our caretakers may advise that they are confined in their cabins for the duration of their stay for their own health and safety. Please feel free to call in and discuss any concerns with us prior to making a booking!
Special Considerations For Senior or Geriatric Cats
A senior cat shall be defined as any cat above 12 years of age.
Some senior or geriatric cats may have lived most of their lives indoors. At trips to the vet, your veterinarian may have recommended against vaccinating your senior cat.
For senior cats whose veterinarians do not recommend vaccination booster shots, we are happy to accept a written note declaring that your cat is suitable for boarding and compliant with our terms of stay.
- To place a reservation, please use our online booking system.
- Reservations can be made up to 3 days before your cat’s preferred stay. For clients requiring urgent boarding arrangements, you are encouraged to call in to the hotel of your choice for immediate assistance from a member of our concierge
- We accept reservations through our online booking system.
- In view of irregularities in arrival, departure, and travel plans due to COVID-19, we are accepting payments for reservations at the point of check-in to allow for greater flexibility for our customers.
- Customers may pay via cash, PayNow, or direct bank transfer upon arrival for check-in, or upon receipt of reservation.
- Payment for a booking is indicative that you have paid to reserve a cabin – It does not guarantee your cat’s stay.
Processing of Bookings
- We request at least 24 hours for your booking to be processed.
- All guests must fill up our Master Boarding Agreement and a Pet Assessment Form (per cat). These must be provided to us at least 24 hours prior to check-in.
- All cats are subject to a physical Health and Behavioural Assessment at the point of check-in to ensure that they are healthy, free of parasites, and able to be handled by our staff
- Cats will be provided with admission to our hotel only after they have passed our Health and Behavioural Assessment. They must remain compliant with our Boarding Guidelines as stated in our Master Boarding Agreement for the entire duration of their stay in order to continue lodging at our facilities.
Rejection of Cats at Check-in
While a very rare instance, there are occasions where we have unfortunately had to reject cats at the point of check-in. All of the cats that we have rejected were non-compliant with our Boarding Guidelines, or whose owners had failed to ensure that they had read our Terms and Conditions adequately.
We strongly encourage all owners to ensure that their cats are suitable for lodging at our premises before placing a booking. The best way to ensure this is to ask your veterinarian to issue any and all documents that you will require to prove that your cat is compliant with our Boarding Guidelines.
In the event that your cat is found to be unsuitable for boarding at the point of check-in, a 50% handling fee on their booking shall be incurred. The remaining monies shall be refunded within (7) working days to the Owner. If there are treatment methods available that will allow your cat to become suitable for boarding, we reserve the right to engage:
- A transportation partner to send your cat back to you at your expense
- A grooming company to attend to any hygiene or parasitical issues at your expense
- A veterinarian to administer consultation, and subsequently treatment of your cat for any health issues at your expense
- Employ any and all ways to ensure that your cat is suitable for admission to Nekoya
A $80 service charge per cat per trip or equivalent amount, excluding travel expenses incurred, will be chargeable in such an event.
- If your cat has previously been ill with an infectious disease, a written letter of authorization must be provided from your veterinarian regarding your cat’s health status and eligibility for boarding.
- You agree that Nekoya cannot be held liable should your cat fall sick during its stay with us if it has had a prior underlying health condition.
- If your cat falls ill during its stay with us, they will be taken to the nearest veterinarian on duty at the soonest available time. It is compulsory for all guests to leave details of a agent who may assist in caring for your cat should it fall sick and require intensive care.
- A $80 surcharge, exclusive of travel and veterinary expenses incurred, shall be chargeable per visit to the vet.
- You will be asked to provide a set of written feeding instructions upon check in, for owners preparing their pet’s meals.
- Please provide your cat’s food from home. This is a healthy transition for them and changing their food while boarding may cause digestive upset and illness with diarrhoea.
- Food should be labelled & bagged accurately. Please DO NOT provide us with whole containers or bags of cat food.
- We regret that we are unable to feed raw and home-cooked diets for food safety reasons.
Acceptance of Risk
The Nekoya Cat Hotel takes great pride in trying to provide our clients with the cleanest, most comfortable boarding facility in Singapore. We exercise great care to keep our premises clean, sanitary and properly enclosed for the safety of each cat. We check each and every guest for visible signs of parasites, infection, illness and disease. However, no cattery can guarantee that it is 100% safe against bacteria, virus, fungus and parasites that can go undetected without laboratory testing, including us. As much as we put in place very stringent measures to screen, disinfect and protect against every threat, you do take a risk every time you board your cat.
- In engaging our services, you agree to release Nekoya and our staff from all liability for any loss, expense or equivalent, that you may suffer or bear as a result of any happening at our premise, from the time of your cat being boarded at the facility.
- Your cat may or may not be allowed to leave its cabin depending on its personal preference and/or any pre-existing health conditions.
- A cat allowed to leave its cabin will be provided access to the shared play lounge within the hotel facility. While we strive to maintain the pristine cleanliness and hygiene standards of the play lounge, you are advised that it is a common space and the Nekoya Cat Hotel and its staff cannot guarantee against any sickness, disease etc. contracted by your cat as a result of use of the play lounge. Please inform our staff if you prefer for us NOT to let your cat out daily.