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I was delighted to recently attend the Cat Protection meeting to celebrate and support the work of this charity.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity, helping around 190,000 cats every year through a network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 34 centres.

Cats are one of the nation’s favourite pets and it has been a busy year with the charity’s major campaign on kitten sales, its 2022 Agenda for Cats launched ahead of the General Election, and a petition calling for licensing of air guns in England and Wales in line with the new licensing regime in Scotland.

There is huge support for better regulation of commercial kitten sales and over 75,000 signatures for its air guns petition leading to a UK Government review of air gun licensing. Sadly, air guns are frequently used to deliberately inflict harm and suffering on cats.

There are a lot of people who want to see real change to improve how cats are treated in the UK.

To find out more about Cats Protection’s advocacy work, please visit

To read its 2022 Agenda visit

To view Cat Protection’s England and Wales air guns petition visit

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