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24th September 2019

At Cats Protection, we know that your cat is ‘more than just a cat.’ They can provide companionship during difficult times, and can enhance and enrich your life.

In fact, in a recent survey conducted as part of our #MoreThanJustACat campaign, there were some interesting results. Of those surveyed, nine out of ten admitted to allowing their cat to follow them into the bathroom – and more than half said that they celebrated their cat’s birthday!

Cats have long been thought of as good for wellbeing too, with nine out of ten owners saying that owning a cat has a positive effect on their mental wellbeing.

“From making us smile to being by our side during lonely times, cats lift our spirits and make us more able to cope with the stresses of modern living” explains James Yeates, Cats Protection’s Chief Executive.

“The benefits of cat ownership is something we really want to shout about at a time when there are thousands of unwanted cats in need of a second chance so, if you’re not a cat owner already, this is the time to become one.”

To get involved with the campaign and tell us what your cat means to you (including the chance to be included in our photo gallery), visit our campaign page at

You can find more on the campaign on Facebook and Twitter, or watch our campaign video here

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