Nominations for Petplan’s annual Animal Charity Awards are now open, so it’s time to show your support for your favourite charity and get them some well-deserved publicity and thanks! Click here for more information.
The UK charity Cats Protection are once again asking for nominations for the National Cat Awards. Nominations need to be in by Friday May 30th, and the following categories are open to all living UK cats:
- Hero Cat – cats that save the day
- Most Caring Cat – cats that have a positive impact on an owner’s health or wellbeing
- Most Incredible Story – belief-defying, true stories from the cat world
- Outstanding Rescue Cat – felines adopted from animal welfare organisations
- Purina® Better Together – celebrating the special bond that has transformed and enriched the lives of both a feline and human
Winners will be announced on August 7th at London’s Savoy Hotel, with celebrity guests presenting winners with a trophy. Not only that, but you win 3 month’s of cat food from the sponsors, Purina!
We mentioned the Winn Feline Foundation in our recent blog post about stem cell research. This brilliant non-profit organisation provides funding for essential research into cat diseases and behaviour. Without the Winn Feline Foundation, these research projects might not get the go-ahead, and we’d be left still knowing very little about killer diseases such as FIP.
The Winn Feline Foundation also gives student scholarship awards to those who will become the cat-advocates of the future, who are already devoting their lives to the welfare of cats but who need a little support along the way. The Foundation’s funding focus is broad-ranging, but includes research into Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), and breed-associated diseases. We should emphasise that such studies involve cellular research and assessment of cats that already have such diseases, and that funding does not support animal testing.
From its inception in 1968 the Winn Feline Foundation has invested more than $4 million in scientific studies of cat disease and health. If anyone were looking to support a cat charity that has scientific research as its basis and cat health at its core, we cannot think of a more worthy recipient.