Mature moggy Kozal is inspiration for Christmas advert

This year’s Christmas animation is a festive tale with a difference – it takes inspiration from a real life story.

Kozal, a 16-year-old ginger cat, arrived at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex while he waited to be homed. 

Overlooked by prospective owners, Kozal was in the charity’s care for over seven months. After seeing him featured in a local newspaper, Jill Cash and her husband decided to visit the centre before offering him a home.

“We adopted Kozal because he has that forlorn look on his face and we just wanted to give him a warm safe place to spend his OAP years” says Jill.

The animation focuses on Kozal’s time in the centre, showing him becoming more dejected as he is overlooked in favour of other cats. There is a happy ending however – Kozal soon lands himself a home with a kind individual, much like his namesake. 

“He settled in right away and made himself at home.” Says Kim. “He loves to sit in front of our French doors and watch the birds. He is a real feisty character and we are starting to recognise the different miaows he gives us.”

Cats Protection are thrilled to see that Kozal is settled and happy in his new home in time for Christmas too. As National Cat Adoption Centre Deputy Manager, Tania Marsh, says: “Our staff and volunteers work hard to make every cat’s time with us as comfortable and happy as possible but it’s no substitute for a real home.”

To watch this year's festive animation, click here

To read an article from the Glasgow branch about keeping your cats warm this Winter, click here

If you'd like to find a cat in your area, click here