Cat lovers are being urged to nominate their furry friends in the biggest feline event of the year – the National Cat Awards 2020.
The awards, run by the charity Cats Protection, celebrates the nation’s most loveable cats with heartwarming stories of devotion.
The star-studded event is held at London’s Savoy Hotel and is sponsored by PURINA.
Pet owners have the choice of five different categories for their feline friends, with the overall winner of National Cat of the Year 2020 taking the title from previous winner Jeffree.
Jeffree was awarded with the title after helping teenager Finn Hackeson, who has Asperger syndrome, cope with the death of his father.
Other categories include ‘Hero Cat’ for cats that have saved the day and ‘Most Caring Cat’ for pets that have positively impacted a person’s health or wellbeing.
The ‘Furr-ever Friends’ category is aimed at bringing in tales of friendship between children and cats.
The ‘Outstanding Rescue Cat’ is a special award for the most fabulous felines that have been adopted from animal charities.
And the ‘PURINA Better Together’ award celebrates the special bond between a feline and a human.
Awards organiser Kate Bunting said: “Cats have a unique take on life, capable of bringing a sense of calm and comfort while also being endlessly entertaining.
“Their sense of fun and devotion for their owners makes them much-loved pets in millions of homes.
“We’re proud to once again be hosting these awards to celebrate everything we love about cats and we can’t wait to hear about the UK’s most fabulous felines.”
Entries are open from Tuesday 14 January to noon on Thursday 12 March and can be accessed here.
Owners of the winning cats will be presented with their trophies at the daytime ceremony in London on Thursday 6 August.