Kat, the feline friend, of Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer, is an award winning cat, having just won a special commendation in the EU Top Cat Award. His prize was a selection of cat toys which he has decided to donate to less fortunate cats in Dereham.
Kat’s owner, Alex Mayer MEP will visit the Cat Protection centre in Dereham to hand over the gifts and meet staff and volunteers at the charity and discuss the problem of abandoned pets in the run up to Christmas.
With the Christmas season approaching, and people starting to think about what they might give as gifts, many families might look to the internet to purchase a new furry friend.
However the charity warn families should to consider whether they can look after a cat for up to 20 years, including at least a yearly trip to the vet and expenses such as cat food. Sadly some people find it impossible to look after a cat and increasing numbers are abandoned and end up in places like the Cat Protection centre in Dereham.
Cat Protection rehome and reunite 47,000 cats and kittens a year.
Kat said: “Meow.”
Alex Mayer MEP, who is part of the European Parliamentary all party group on Animal Welfare said: “I’m proud of Kat and delighted to be able to bring his prizes to such a deserving cause.
"Dereham Cat Protection is doing a wonderful job finding new homes for cats and kittens that need them, but we need everyone’s help in learning what it takes to look after a cat.”