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Spare a thought for Kozal during National Arthritis Week

05 October 2017
Spare a thought for Kozal during National Arthritis Week

Spare a thought for Kozal the cat during National Arthritis Week

At 16-years-old and suffering with arthritis, grumpy-looking ginger puss Kozal should be enjoying his twilight years in the comfort of a loving home of his own.

Instead, the lovable ginger moggy has spent six months at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex, where staff are hoping they can find him a new home during National Arthritis Week (9 – 16 October).

Centre Manager Karen Thompson said: “Kozal is a gorgeous, happy cat that would make a lovely addition to a home but he has been overlooked for the last six months. His arthritis may be putting people off giving him a home which is a shame because he is otherwise in great condition and shows no sign of having any other age-related conditions.”

Arthritis is common in cats and causes inflammation of joints which can lead to stiffness and reduced mobility. However, it can be effectively managed with medication available from vets, meaning cats like Kozal can continue to lead a full and happy life.

To view a special infographic about the condition please visit http://meowblog.cats.org.uk/2017/10/cats-and-arthritis-how-to-spot-signs.html

To adopt Kozal, please visit http://www.cats.org.uk/contact-cp and ‘send us a message.’ Please note that the centre is looking to find a home for Kozal in Sussex.

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For more information please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911 or email media.office@cats.org.uk or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity and helps over 190,000 cats each year through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). .
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998.  We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.