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More Than Just a Black Cat: Jessie’s journey through Cats Protection

Black-and-white cat Jessie was one of the first cats to arrive at Cats Protection’s newly established Richmond Branch and has left a lasting impression on the volunteers who cared for her.

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More Than Just a Cat: Boots helps owner Shirley Ann cope with loneliness and grief

Shirley Ann, from Dalry in Scotland, feel less lonely following the death of her closest friend, all thanks to her cat Boots. Shirley Ann was devastated when, in November 2013, a suicide attempt left her best friend permanently paralysed and hospitalised for 18 months.

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More Than Just a Cat: Dusty improves Eve’s mental health after breakdown

Eve Hawker from Romford in Essex says her mental health has improved dramatically since adopting her feline companion, Dusty. Eve was struck with anxiety from a young age but had always just thought of herself as a ‘worrier’.

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More Than Just a Cat: Domino is the purrfect best friend for autistic Marnie

Five-year-old Marnie Quince from King’s Lynn in Norfolk finds making friends difficult. Having been diagnosed with autism, she often struggles to communicate and interact with other people, but her life has been transformed by her new best friend Domino.

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Should I get a kitten to keep my cat company?

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to cats is that they get lonely and need other cats for company. Our pet cats have evolved from a solitary species, the African wildcat, and so are actually more suited to being the only cat in their home – they’re not keen on sharing!

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Five kittens dumped in Norfolk countryside survive against the odds

A group of five tiny kittens are recovering in the care of Cats Protection after being found dumped in the Norfolk countryside. They were found on Friday 6 September, semi-comatose and covered in manure beside a cat carrier in a hedge near the village of Thurlton.

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Strictly’s Len Goodman supports remembering Cats Protection in your will

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman is supporting Cats Protection through Remember a Charity in your Will Week. With gifts in wills helping one in every two cats in our care; we rely on these gifts to continue giving unwanted and abandoned cats a second chance in life.

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One-day-old kittens rescued from a skip just in time

A litter of five kittens have had a lucky escape after being rescued from a skip just minutes before it was due to be collected. On Friday 2 August, volunteers from Cats Protection’s Welwyn & Hatfield Branch were called to a business premises in Welwyn Garden City where the skip was located.

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Arlo the cat born with a facial deformity needs a new home

One-year-old Arlo is looking for a loving new home after being taken in by Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre. He was handed into the centre earlier this month after his previous owner was not able to keep him in rented accommodation.

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Tiny kittens dumped in a derelict caravan find new homes

Three five-week-old kittens that were dumped in a derelict caravan by the River Great Ouse have recovered from their ordeal and found new owners. The team at Cats Protection’s Downham Market Adoption Centre were alerted to the kittens on 1 July by workers who were carrying out maintenance at the end of the charity’s property.

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