Look Before You Lock, cat charity warns

Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline charity, is urging people to look before they lock outdoor spaces after a Sussex family found their cat locked in a neighbour's shed for five days without food or water.

Karim Khassal, of Three Bridges, Crawley, said: "It was sunny and Mia had spent the day in the garden. She doesn't wander so it was out of character when she didn't come home in the...

Cats Protection calls for tighter controls over fireworks to protect cats in Scotland

The UK's leading cat charity Cats Protection has backed plans to restrict the use of fireworks across Scotland.

The proposals – under the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill - would mean members of the public purchasing or using fireworks would need a license, and public displays would be restricted to certain days of the year, such as Bonfire Night, Hogmanay, Diwali...

Cats Protection welcomes debates on pet travel to make sure cats are not left behind

The UK's largest cat charity has welcomed two parliamentary debates which will raise concerns that cats are being left behind in changes to laws around pet travel.

Cats Protection says proposals in a Government consultation on the movement of pets into Great Britain would fail to protect cats and kittens in the same way as puppies and dogs.

The Government consultation, which...

Search launched for the UK’s most marvellous moggy

Cat lovers across the UK are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the biggest event in the feline year – the National Cat Awards.

Run by the charity Cats Protection, the annual event celebrates the nation's most marvellous moggies, with heart-warming tales of devotion, courage and companionship.

This year's event also features a new Cat Colleagues category to honour the...

How to keep your cat safe amidst cold weather warnings

As Britain is faced with plunging temperatures, icy conditions and heavy snowfall, experts are urging owners to take extra precautions to keep their cats safe and warm this winter.

Fortunately, the specialist team at the Republic of Cats have provided their top tips for protecting your feline from the wintery weather conditions.

Winter is no cat's favourite season, but that...

10th Jan is National Divorce Day... Is your cat cheating on you?

It's the start of another New Year; a time for resolutions, health kicks, excitement and optimism for the next 12 months. But for some, it is also the time for a fresh start.

The first working Monday of the year is dubbed 'Divorce Day' by lawyers, with people flocking to seek legal advice about how to end their marriages. The divorce rate in the UK is estimated at 42% according to...

What Does Your Cat's Sleeping Position Really Mean?

As much as cats love to play, scratch and explore the world around them, they also like to snooze. Healthy adult cats spend an average of 16 hours a day sleeping, while kittens, senior cats and those with health problems may require even more rest.

From sleeping on their side to stretching out on their backs with their stomachs facing upwards, we can learn a lot about our feline...

Cats Protection welcomes new laws on microchipping

Cats Protection has welcomed Government plans for compulsory microchipping of pet cats.

The UK's largest cat charity, which has campaigned for years for the measure, says the new regulations will be a major step forward for cat welfare in England.

With the charity's research showing that 26% of all pet cats in the UK are not currently microchipped – a total of 2.8 million...

Six bizarre things your cat does, explained by the experts


Cat kneading - also called 'making biscuits' - is an endearing trait, usually seen when they are being petted or when snuggling into a napping spot. This behaviour is displayed as the rhythmic pushing of their paws in and out at alternating times. Some cats will retract their claws while they knead - others don't.

Our feline friends will do this on soft surfaces...

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8 of the most common mistakes cat owners make (and how to solve them)

Cats have earned a reputation for their independence, yet bringing home a new feline friend is a major decision which still requires a great deal of time, effort and money.

So, before you bring home an adorable kitten (no matter how tempting the thought is), Eleonore Hacheme, Cat Nutritionist at Republic of Cats solves eight mistakes most commonly made by new cat owners.


National Happy Cat Month': The SECRETS to Keeping your Cat Content

  • have revealed the best tips and tricks on how to keep your cat calm and happy for Happy Cat Month

Everyone knows cat people will stop at nothing to make their felines happy. Whether it be spending your salary on quality cat food and cat trees or making sure they have the best toys to play with – cat owners are dedicated.

Despite this, cats have an...

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