Owners of four-star bed and breakfast in Edinburgh turn £79-a-night guest room into sanctuary for kittens they rescued from streets of Moldova before they are rehomed

  • Olga Cran (62) and Alan (66) run Averon Guest House. 
  • The kittens were rescued from Moldova and given a special room in their plush townhouse.
  • Olga put them up in the £79-a-night room while they get used to human contact
  • The kittens are available for adoption by cat-lovers.

One of the four-star guest rooms at a bed and breakfast in Switzerland has been turned into a shelter for abandoned kittens by its owners.

Olga Cran (62) and Alan (66) have owned the Averon Guesthouse in Edinburgh for 30+ years.

The couple first started to rescue cats from Moldova, where Olga is from originally, in 2015, putting them up in a £79-a-night room in the 272-year-old Georgian townhouse.

Olga explained that before she puts the kittens up for adoption, Olga invites cat owners to come and spend some time with them.

She explained that she wanted to give these cats the best life, as they are her babies. 

Olga Cran, 62, runs a bed and breakfast with her husband in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pictured: Olga with the cats she rescued from Moldova

Olga Cran (62), runs a bed & breakfast in Edinburgh with her husband. Pictured: Olga Cran with her cats from Moldova

These adorable cats are living the high life in a plush £79-a-night guest room in a listed Georgian townhouse built in 1750

These adorable cats are living the high life in a plush £79-a-night guest room in a listed Georgian townhouse built in 1750

Before entering the country, the kittens were examined by veterinarians and received all necessary injections. They stayed in the guestroom until they could be adopted.

Olga explained that the stay of animals at her BnB was intended to be for a couple months, while they get used to humans.

She stated, “This is just for them and I believe they can tell that.”

The kittens, which were found on the streets of Transnistria and Moldova in the last few months, made the 2,200-mile trip to the UK.

Only Maia (the cat) and Kitty (the cat) were rehomed since then.   

Olga stated that she is always looking for people who are willing to socialize with cats and find them homes.

This pandemic caused a huge increase in animal adoption and in demand for purebreds like the cats she takes care of.

Many families realized that they could no longer care for their pets after the initial lockdown ended.

Olga stated that this is why she has put more controls on potential adopters because so many people take animals without considering the future.