National Cat Awards
The search is on to find the nation's top cat - Entries are now open for Cats Protection's National Cat Awards 2016.
Once again sponsored by PURINA® , the awards mark the UK's biggest celebration of the nation's most remarkable pet cats, from the loyal and loving to the brave and courageous.
Perhaps you've got an extraordinary feline or a moggy with a miraculous tale to tell? You have until noon on Friday 29 April to nominate your cat in one of the following categories:
- Hero Cat – Cats that save the day
- Most Caring Cat – Cats that have a positive impact on an owner’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
The competition is open to all living cats in the UK and winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 4 August at London's Savoy Hotel where celebrity judges will present awards and announce the overall National Cat of the Year 2016.
Each winner will recieve a trophy, a pet store voucher, a year's subscription to The Cat magazine and a 3 month's supply of Purina® cat food for one cat.
Click here to enter online or telephone 03000 12 12 12 to request an entry form.
If you're looking for inspiration, take a look at 2014's National Cat Award winners.
The overall winner will inherit the title from previous National Cat of the Year, Nelson, the one-eyed former stray who survived near-drowning and 15 years living rough at Seaham Harbour, County Durham, before the Huntley-Crow took pity on him and took him to live at their home.
Other winners last time includedpub cat Legz, who has helped bring communities together; loyal Cleo, who stayed by her owner's side when he suffered a heart attack; caring puss Elias, who helps his owner break free from bouts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; and the Purina® Better Together Category winner, Mr Chips, who helps his owner cope with a serious medical condition.