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5 star pet hotel opens in CPT with a black cat as its CFO

12 November 2018 - 09:06 By Odwa Mjo
Mr. Sailor Brown is going to be running the show.
Mr. Sailor Brown is going to be running the show.
Image: Instagram/ @atfritspets

South Africa's first five star pet hotel for cats has opened its doors, with Mr. Sailor Brown as its Chief Feline Officer.

AtFrists opened in Cape Town in 2015 as a luxury dog hotel and recently relaunched to a bigger and more lavish venue, also adding a cat hotel to its offerings.

The hotel has a grooming parlour for beauty therapy as well as a salon.

Making room for cats, founder and owner Yanic Klue said they appointed Mr. Sailor Brown as the CFO of the pet hotel to change the negative perceptions about black cats.

"They are always associated with evil and witchcraft, so they are the least adopted of all rescue cats" Klue said. 

The hotel is a "one-stop-shop" for cats and dogs. It includes overnight deluxe and platinum suites, babysitting services, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and a pet shop.

"Cape Town is the 9th biggest city for domestic animals. The responses from pet owners has been amazing" Klue said.