Donate Sponsor

30th April 2019

Cats Protection was the proud winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Charity Film Awards 2019 on Friday night for the 2017 Christmas animation titled ‘Kozal’s Christmas.’

Based on a true story, the animation focused on the tale of 16 year old cat Kozal, who struggled to find a forever home in time for Christmas. The film aimed to raise awareness of our rehoming work, including the efforts of our excellent volunteers and staff that help to care for cats in our branches and centres.

The animation was a finalist in the £50,000,000+ category and was selected from over 50 films and videos submitted by charities nationally. Members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite film or animation, resulting in over 50,000 votes cast.

Digital Engagement Manager Gemma Croker said: “We are so delighted to win this as it shows how Kozal’s story has resonated with the public. We have so many older cats in our care looking for loving homes so we really hope it encourages more people to consider adopting one.”

You can watch the award-winning animation below.

To adopt one of the thousands of cats in care that are in need of new homes, visit

You can find out more about the Christmas animation here.

Find a Cat
About us