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I was delighted to meet with Cats Protection recently in Westminster highlight its work in helping improve the lives of cats and the people who love them.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps around 200,000 cats each year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres.

I enjoyed finding out about the charity’s award-winning Purrfect Landlords campaign, aimed at encouraging more landlords to allow tenants to own cats. I also learned about the charity’s work in calling for compulsory microchipping of cats and the licensing of air guns in England and Wales to prevent cats being the victims of shootings. These guns already require a licence in Scotland and have done since 2016.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity, helping around 200,000 cats every year through a network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 36 centres.

Cats are much-loved pets for millions of people in the UK. This campaign is a great opportunity to highlight the problems faced by many renters who are unable to own cats due to ‘no pet’ policies. The Purrfect Landlords campaign is helping change the way cat ownership is viewed by landlords and letting agents. Cats make for happy tenants with 94% of private tenants with a cat saying that cat ownership has a positive impact on their lives.

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


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