Sixty-five MPs and peers joined Cats Protection at its annual Christmas parliamentary reception at Westminster to celebrate the charity’s campaigning work.
The event, held on December 5 and sponsored by DMS, was hosted on the charity’s behalf by Justine Greening MP to highlight its work in helping improve the lives of cats and the people who love them.
Politicians were able to find out more about the charity’s award-winning Purrfect Landlords campaign, aimed at encouraging more landlords to allow tenants to own cats. They 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.
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.
Stewart McDonald MP said:
"Cats are much-loved pets for millions of people in the UK, so I was pleased to find out more about how Cats Protection help improve the lives of cats.