The categories are:
- Hero Cat – cats that save the day
- Most Caring Cat – cats that positively impact a person’s health or wellbeing
- Furr-ever Friends – tales of friendship between children and cats
- Outstanding Rescue Cat – fabulous felines adopted from animal charities
- Purina® Better Together – celebrating the special bond that has transformed and enriched the lives of both a feline and human
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 4 August at London's Savoy Hotel where celebrity judges will also announce the National Cat of the Year 2016.
Each winner will receive a trophy, a pet-store voucher, a year's subscription to The Cat magazine and a three-month supply of Purina® cat food.