Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined the UK’s largest cat charity at the House of Commons at an event held to raise awareness of cat welfare with MPs and encourage them to speak up for cats over Christmas.
Cats Protection helps over 205,000 cats every year through its network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres.
“I am always pleased to support Cats Protection which does so much to improve feline welfare in the UK. Cats are much loved members of many families, including my own, but sadly others are subjected to mistreatment and neglect.
“Earlier this year, Cats Protection launched its Manifesto for Cats to outline a string of measures which would improve the lives of the UK’s estimated 11.1 million cats, including controlling the breeding and sale of cats, banning snares, and ensuring more owned cats are microchipped. I’m sure local cat lovers and charities will want to join with me in 2016 to bring about changes that will improve feline welfare in the UK.”
Cats Protection also gave its own take on a seasonal classic with its “12 Nays of Christmas” a compilation of tips for keeping cats safe during the festivities, view it at www.cats.org.uk