A free, confidential helpline for grieving cat owners has been launched by Cats Protection.
Supported by online guides and leaflets, the Paws to Listen service offers owners emotional and practical help in coping with the loss of a cat.
The service comes as survey findings reveal that 75 per cent of cat owners believe the public underestimate how much the death of a cat can affect its owner.
For more information visit www.cats.org.uk
or to speak to a volunteer on the Paws to Listen phone line, call 0800 024 94 94.