Cats Protection launches search for the UK’s most marvelous moggy
The UK’s leading feline welfare charity Cats Protection is calling on cat owners nationwide to nominate their furry friends for the prestigious National Cat Awards.
Now in its tenth year, the awards celebrate the difference cats make to our lives by highlighting heart-warming stories of devotion, companionship and courage.
The 2017 event saw an amazing response from the public and the charity is hoping to hear many more inspiring stories this year.
“Has your cat saved lives? Turned your life around? If so Cats Protection wants to hear about it,” said Holby City and Strictly star Chizzy Akudolu. “As a cat owner myself, and having attended last year’s awards, I’ve seen first-hand what a tremendous difference they can make to people’s lives. So get nominating as this is their time to shine.”
Entries can be made until noon on Friday 9 March 2018 to nominate their cat for one of five categories.
- Hero Cat – Cats that save the day
- Most Caring Cat – Cats that positively impact a person’s health or wellbeing
- Furr-ever Friends – Tales of friendship between children and cats
- Outstanding Rescue Cat – Fabulous felines adopted from animal charities
- Purina® Better Together – Celebrating the special bond that has transformed and enriched the lives of both a feline and human
Sponsored by PURINA® for the seventh year, a panel of celebrity cat-lovers has the hard job of selecting the deserving winners who will be presented with their awards at a star-studded ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London on Thursday 2 August.
The overall winner will inherit the title of National Cat of the Year from Genie – a cat from Lincoln who helped schoolgirl Evie Henderson battle bone cancer.
Genie followed in the paw prints of a long line of feline heroes honoured by Cats Protection. They include Tink, who saved her owners from a house fire, and Jessi-Cat who was celebrated for helping a seven-year-old boy cope with Selective Mutism.