We have been announcing the finalists for each of the seven categories over the last few weeks, including Furr-ever Friends and Most Caring Cat.
From tales of friendship with felines, to inspiring stories, the National Cat Awards focus on the relationship between cat and owner. This week, we meet the finalists of the PURINA® Better Together category.
Meet the finalists; Theo, Nana and Stubbsy, in our videos below.
Seriously ill with cat flu as a tiny kitten, Theo was not expected to survive. With round-the-clock care from Charlotte Dixon, the plucky puss pulled through. Several years later, Theo came to Charlotte’s’ aid, preventing her from falling asleep while a potentially deadly blood clot worked its way through her body. Thankfully, Charlotte went to hospital where she made a full recovery.
Nana is a constant source of comfort and support for Mary Nesbitt-Larking, who was born with a rare form of brain damage which affects many aspects of her life. And the pair’s close bond is now helping Nana cope with losing her sight due to an incurable eye disease. Mary says: “I’ll be making sure she gets all the TLC she needs, just as she does for me.”
When Claire Daly heard about a stray handed into a vet with horrific injuries from a car accident, she didn’t hesitate to offer him a home. Nursing him back to health, Stubbsy soon became a much-loved member of the family. And when Claire herself was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015, Stubbsy was there with non-stop cuddles, entertainment and company.
You can vote for your favourite PURINA® Better Together finalist on the website this weekend (Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June). Go to www.cats.org.uk/nca to vote.