That was before she found gorgeous black-and-white moggy Arthur.
|Emily Hatton and her cat Arthur|
“Arthur is proof that cats can change people’s lives because he’s changed mine,” said Emily. “Since the age of 16 I’ve been in and out of mental health wards, with 18 admissions up to the age of 21.
“Last year I came out of hospital after a three-and-a-half year admission to a mental health unit. That’s when I got Arthur and since then I’ve not been back in hospital once with my mental health.
|Arthur has transformed Emily life|
“He’s there to welcome me when I get in, so I never return to an empty home, and he’s there to help me through the dark days. He’s a reason to get up and he’s always there to listen to me.”
In August 2018, Arthur won the Most Caring Cat award at Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards because of his positive impact on Emily’s life. After collecting the award on Arthur’s behalf.
|Emily nominated Arthur for a National Cat Award|
“Winning this award means I can give something back to him and I’m thrilled other people can see how special he is.”
Arthur was chosen as the winner by celebrity judge Deborah Meaden, who presented Emily with the award at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel.
|Deborah Meaden presenting Emily Hatton with Arthur's award|
“Emily has problems facing the world and Arthur supports her every mood and every moment simply by being there and connecting her to the world.”
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