A SHROPSHIRE cattery has apologised to customers for not realising they wanted their cats back alive.
Joanna Kramer, owner of Purrfect Pals near Leominster, has admitted dispatching more than 300 cats ‘for ease of storage’.
She said: “In my defence, from the tearful goodbyes they gave their cats you would have thought it was forever, not a two week holiday in Crete.
“I had no idea people actually liked cats, and if I’m honest I’m still struggling with it. And try stacking them in a cupboard while they’re still alive. It can’t be done.”
Francesca Johnson, who used the service, said: “Obviously I was upset when my American Bobtail, Clyde, named after the monkey in that film because he’s incredibly aggressive, was returned to me vacuum-wrapped.
“I was going to complain but then I got home and noticed that nobody was shitting in a box in the kitchen.
“And it’s surprising how quickly I got used to that.”