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Cats Protection is on the prowl for amazing feline stories

CATS Protection’s Rescue Cat of the Year Awards 2006 were launched on 17 February.
Cat owners with a good ‘tail’ to tell about their fave feline have until 12 May to enter one of the award’s four categories:

• Hero Cat - Cats that save the day!

Brave rescue feline, Felix, proved he was the ultimate ‘Hero Cat’ when he alerted his celebrity owners, TV design due Justin and Colin, to a potentially fatal house fire.

• Ultimate Survivor - Tales of feline survival after those nine lives have been spent
Cats Protection volunteers recently rescued eight cats from a hell hole in West Yorkshire. All were malnourished, emaciated and covered in filth, fleas and lice. the ‘ultimate survivor’ cats are on the road to recovery, thanks to caring volunteers.

• Best Friends - Where a bast furry friend has radically improved the quality of human life
Ginger tom, Harley, has brought a ray of sunshine to the residents of a rest hom in Birmingham. Harley, who was adopted from CP’s North Birmingham Branch, has become a best friend to the 15 residents who find stroking and fussing him extremely therapeutic!

• Most Incredible Story - Belief-defying, true stories. If only puss could talk!

The popular awards are open to any living feline rescued as a stray by its current owner or adopted from an animal rescue organisation.

Rescue Cat of the Year Awards will be supported by an array of celebrities including Actor Anthony Head; Sir Patrick Moore CBE; TV presenter Kim Woodburn; TV vet Trude Mostue; Author Lynne Truss and TV Design Duo, Justin Ryan and Colin McAllister.

Justin and Colin are proud to be supporting this year’s awards. ‘We believe that every cat deserves a second chance and that’s exactly what the Rescue Cat of the Year Awards and Cats Protection is all about. Lending our support is our way of giving something back to all the country’s rescue cats’.

The awards culminate in a prestigious awards ceremony in West Sussex on 6 July, where celebrity supporters will announce the winners. For more information and an entry form, please visit www.cats.org.uk or email rescuecatawards@cats.org.uk. Alternatively please call 08702 099 099.