An event organised within Parliament by Cats Protection has been visited by Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield.
Cats Protection, which is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, and was formed in 1927, continues to work towards delivering its vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
The registered charity - who’s headquarters are based just over the border in Haywards Heath – help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.
The event, held in Westminster this week, looked to impress upon parliamentarians the important work that Cat Protection carries out year round, their concern over unwell kittens being sold to unassuming members of the public, and again conveying that like any animal, a cat or kitten isn’t just for Christmas.
Speaking after the event, Maria Caulfield said, “I am a very proud cat lover, and my own cat Collar - who is a rescue herself - has featured in a number of my speeches and articles on a whole range of issues.
“I have therefore always been an advocate for the importance of properly caring for cats, and can’t praise enough the brilliant work carried out by Cats Protection.
“As we run-up to Christmas, it is vital that like any pet, people don’t just buy or adopt a cat or kitten for Christmas, only for it to be rehomed a matter of months later. Cats require loyalty and commitment, and it is important that people are aware of that, and I therefore hugely welcome the work carried out by animal charities, like Cats Protection, in this regard.”