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'Brighton' up your life sponsoring a cat

17 January 2014

Media release from Cats Protection

24 October 2013
‘Brighton’ up your life by sponsoring a cat

Visitors to the Cats Protection stand (F5) at the inaugural Brighton Mind Body Spirit Festival, taking place from 1 – 3 November at the Brighton Centre, can look forward to discovering how their lives could be enriched by helping a cat in the charity’s care.

Visitors will be able find out about supporting Cats Protection’s work by adopting a cat, volunteering or taking part in the charity’s new ‘Sponsor a Cat’ scheme. As little as 19p per day will help towards providing food, shelter, healthcare and loving care for one of thousands of unwanted cats in the charity’s care.

The charity’s staff will also be on hand to chat to stand visitors about all things feline, such as whether black cats are lucky or unlucky, and to provide cat care information. For those looking ahead to Christmas, a wide range of attractive merchandise for cats and humans alike will be available for purchase!

“We are looking forward to meeting mind, body and spirit enthusiasts in the South who have a passion for cats and who may wish to support our work” said Emma Osborne, Cats Protection’s Events Manager.

“Adopting a cat so that we have space to take in another, or sponsoring a cat, will really help us to improve the outlook for many felines in our care across the South and elsewhere.”

A host of Cats Protection survey findings prove the psychological benefits of owning a cat. A feline friend can be the ultimate stress-buster with most owners questioned saying they would prefer to snuggle up to their cat than have a massage (66 per cent), phone a friend (64 per cent) or have a drink (52 per cent).

For more information on the Mind Body Spirit Brighton Festival, please log on to www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/brighton
Further information about adopting a cat, the ‘Sponsor a Cat’ scheme or other ways to help Cats Protection, can be found at www.cats.org.uk
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For further information, please contact Gavin Bradshaw, on behalf of Cats Protection’s Media Office, on 07765 866516 or email gavindbradshaw@gmail.com

Notes to editors:

1. Cats Protection recently launched a’ knitting bee’, where cat lovers are invited to knit a new blanket or knitted mouse toy for unwanted cats, and the popular Cat-Battler knitted mouse pattern, originally designed by Lauren O’Farrell (www.whodunnknit.com), can be obtained at the show.
2. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 218,000 unwanted cats each year through a national network of 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres
3. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
4. 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.
5. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk