|The beautiful table decorations and feline-themed props|
|Guests arriving at The Savoy, London|
Anita said: “Tink’s story stood out because it really tugged on my heartstrings, particularly the part where she passed out and had to be resuscitated by firefighters. She is a true hero!”
|Anita Dobson, judge of the Hero Cat category|
|Rick Wakeman, Saffron Sprackling and Paul Copley with Tink's owner Claire Hopkinson|
There was also a Special Recognition Award for a rescue cat from Dundee who helped her owner overcome serious mental health issues.
The event was held at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London and welcomed a number of celebrities including our host BBC announcer and “voice of the balls” Alan Dedicoat as well as musician Rick Wakeman, actor Paul Copley and writer and broadcaster Andrew Collins.
|The Ballroom of The Savoy Hotel|
|Guests pose with Tweetybooth props|
|National Cat of the Year Tink's owners, Claire and Russell Hopkinson|
We also had a ‘Tweetybooth’ which was a photobooth set up in the ceremony adorned with feline-themed props that linked to users’ Twitter accounts. It definitely proved popular and had queues of people waiting to have a go throughout the day!
|Tim Vincent chatting to Cats Protection's Chief Executive Peter Hepburn|
|All the happy winners and judges|
All photos by Philippa Gedge Photography