Have you got the most marvellous moggy in the UK? The search is on to find the country’s top cat and owners have just a few weeks left to enter the National Cat Awards 2018.
Run by Cats Protection, the competition is open to all living cats in the UK and celebrates the difference cats make to owners’ lives by highlighting heart-warming stories of devotion, companionship and courage.
Cats need to be nominated before the closing date of Friday 9 March in one of the following 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
Category winners will then be in with a chance of inheriting the title National Cat of the Year from last year’s winner Genie, a black-and-white cat from Lincoln who was honoured for the incredible support and inspiration she gave to 12-year-old Evie Henderson, who was battling bone cancer.
Evie, who is now on the road to recovery, said: “I missed her every day I was in hospital and my family could tell she missed me. She’s my best friend and is always there when I need her. I was so happy to win our category but to win the overall title as well was really amazing, incredible.”
A panel of celebrity cat-lovers has the hard job of selecting the category winners as well as honouring this year’s National Cat of the Year. The awards are sponsored by PURINA® and winners will be presented with prizes at a glamorous ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London on Thursday 2 August 2018.