MEP donates purrrr-fect presents to Dereham’s cats protection centre

Seven year old Splodge is looking for a new home. He is currently being looked after by the Cats Pro

Seven year old Splodge is looking for a new home. He is currently being looked after by the Cats Protection Adoption Centre in Longham, near Dereham. Picture: Cats Protection - Credit: Cats Protection

A Norfolk MEP has donated a prize won by her pet to 'less fortunate cats in Dereham'.

A Norfolk MEP has donated a prize won by her pet to 'less fortunate cats in Dereham'.

Alex Mayer entered her cat, named Kat, into the EU Top Cat Awards.

He received a special commendation and won a selection of cat toys, which will be donated by Ms Mayer to Dereham Cats Protection.

Ms Mayer will visit the centre on Friday December 8 to hand over the gifts and meet staff and volunteers.


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She will discuss the issue of abandoned pets in the run up to the Christmas season.

Cats Protection warn that families should carefully consider before getting a cat, as it could be a commitment for up to 20 years. The charity rehomes or reunites 47,000 cats and kittens every year.

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Ms Mayer, who is part of the European Parliamentary all party group on Animal Welfare, said: 'I'm proud of Kat and delighted to be able to bring his prizes to such a deserving cause.

'Cats Protection is doing a wonderful job finding new homes for cats and kittens.'

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