Yesterday the winners of the Cats Protection National Cat Awards were selected in a plush awards ceremony held in London. Five winning cats rose to fame in the following categories: Best Friends, Hero Cat, Most Incredible Story, Outstanding Rescue Cat and Celebrity Cat.
A cat with an extraordinary story to tell headed up the Best Friends category, and also claimed the prize of overall winner of the National Cat Awards. Jessi-Cat was handed the accolade for her extraordinary relationship with her owner Lorcan.
Lorcan suffers from Selective Mutism, which makes it hard for him to talk and express himself. Jessi-Cat has helped Lorcan deal with his illness. Lorcan is able to show Jessi-Cat love, and even express it in words, which he struggles to do with humans. Jessi-Cat has transformed Lorcan’s life in a remarkable way, which is why he was selected as the overall winner.
A black and white cat called Charley was the winner in the Hero Cat category for saving her owner’s life. Owner Susan suffered a diabetic attack in the middle of the night and Charley rushed to the rescue to wake her husband to help her. A hero cat if ever there was one!
The Most Incredible Story went to a cat called William who, against all the odds, managed to drag himself home after a vicious dog attack. William’s back legs were in such a bad state that one of them had to be amputated. The incident happened earlier this year, and he has since made a full recovery and is coping well with life on three legs.
A little cat called Phoenix won the Outstanding Rescue Cat award for her resilience to her bad start in life. She was found in a bad way having been very badly burnt. She was taken into a veterinary practice and cared for over a three month period. She was then adopted by the practice manager and has made a full recovery.
The winner of the final award, Celebrity Cat, was chosen by the public, and the prize went to Simon’s Cat! We love Simon’s Cat and think his cartoons are really fun, bringing smiles to cat lovers everywhere – a worthy winner!
For more information about the winners of the National Cat Awards, take a look at the information on the Cats Protection website.
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