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Meet the lucky black cats who have brightened their owners’ lives

For the past 10 years, Cats Protection’s National Black Cat Day has been a chance to shine a light on black and black-and-white cats, who have sadly been regularly overlooked for adoption.

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Cat lover’s 200km charity run for moggies who saved her life

Josie Murrie from Canterbury says her three cats made life worth living after the loss of her father Bill. Now Josie has set herself the challenge of running 200km around the city to raise money for other unwanted moggies who don’t have a home of their own.

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Cats are helping their owners combat lockdown loneliness

With new figures showing that the wellbeing of millions of people has been affected by loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown, cats are helping to bring comfort and joy to those stuck at home.

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More Than Just A Cat: My foster cats give my life purpose

Working with animals is the only thing that I've ever wanted to do with my life. The specifics changed somewhat over the years; from vet to marine biologist, to opening my own rescue centre, but the direction was always the same and animals were always at the core of it.

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More Than Just a Black Cat: Charismatic Lucy helps owner Phil with his mental health

In 2018, black-and-white cat Tasha was finally offered a forever home after spending a year in the care of Cats Protection’s Gateshead & Newcastle Branch. In return, the three-year-old moggy has enriched the life of her new owner Phil Sherry, by helping him with his mental health struggles.

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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: My cats have helped me through my darkest days

Blogger and cat lover Aimee Wilson explains how cats are more than just pets, they’ve helped her cope through mental health struggles and a hospital stay.

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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: Spike helps Ian through mental and physical health struggles

Ian Turner from Llandudno in Conwy, Wales suffers from a complex medical condition affecting both his physical and mental health but says his cat Spike keeps him going through times of despair.

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5 ways your cat is More Than Just a Cat

As any cat lover will know, our beloved moggies are so much more than just pets. From being a best friend and member of the family, to helping combat loneliness and provide comfort during difficult times, our cats truly enrich our lives and bring us so much joy.

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