Press Releases

Our latest press releases can be viewed below, with the most recent listed first.

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MLAs support pledge to improve cat welfare

08 April 2014

It has been a topic of vast debate over recent weeks, and now MLAs are being encouraged by one of the UK’s most prominent charities to put their support behind their pledge to work in partnership to improve cat welfare. Cats Protection today launched their “Speaking up for Cats” pledge at Stormont with Chris Lyttle MLA, who encouraged his colleagues to sign the pledge in support of keeping animal cruelty, the education of cat and animal care and the ...

Cats and TB - Media statement from Cats Protection

27 March 2014

Following news today of two people developing tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a cat infected with ‘Mycobacterium bovis’ (M. bovis), UK charity Cats Protection is keen to reassure people that the risk of contracting the disease from their pet is minimal. Information from Public Health England states that M. bovis is still uncommon in cats and the risk to public is “very low.” Many cats which have Mycobacterial infections have spontaneously-resolving ...

Media statement from Cats Protection with respect to Pets at Home

14 March 2014

It is a very sad fact there are too many unwanted cats in the UK in need of homes. Cats Protection has thousands of cats currently in care so having a homing and information centre in a Pets at Home store will help to encourage more people to consider adopting a homeless cat. It will also enable us to further promote cat welfare and responsible cat ownership to the public. This follows in the footsteps of other animal welfare ...