This year’s National Cat Awards, organised by Cats Protection, will include a Vet of the Year category for the first time.
When nominations open on Tuesday, 13 February, cat owners and colleagues will have the chance to nominate veterinary surgeons who have provided outstanding cat care.
There are also four categories for owners to nominate their cat:
- Family cats – For cats who provide companionship, amusement, or comfort and support when times are tough
- Incredible cats – Recognising cats who have done something heroic or extraordinary, such as surviving against the odds or saving a life
- Senior cats: Celebrating cats older than 11 years
- Connected cats: For cats that make people smile, whether on social media or in the local community.
Last year, Zebby, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, won the overall award in recognition of the support he provides his deaf owner.
Catherine Cottrell, Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards organiser, said: “We’ve launched this new award to recognise the amazing contribution of vets across the country who make a difference to the quality of cats’ lives.
"Whether they’ve embarked on studies or research to improve understanding of feline medicine, gone out of their way to help a cat in need, or shown outstanding care in complex or difficult situations, we want to celebrate their dedication and skill.”
Nominations will close at noon on Tuesday, 26 March.
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