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I was keen to attend the UK’s largest cat charity, Cats Protection’s, parliamentary reception to highlight and learn more about cat welfare issues

The event, held at the House of Commons, was a chance to discuss ways to improve the lives of cats and their owners, from cat microchipping to enabling more people in rented housing to own pet cats, pet travel and the dangers of buying cats online. With over 900,000 cats in Scotland, cats are undoubtedly one of the most popular pets and I applaud the work undertaken locally by North Ayrshire Cats Protection.

As well as discussing the issues faced by cats and cat owners, the reception was an opportunity to find out about volunteering opportunities the charity has available across Scotland. Roles can be found online here:

Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, has helped an average of 166,000 cats and kittens a year over the last five years through its national network which includes around 210 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.


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