Ely and District Cats Protection raise £1,300 and rehome 15 cats at 'most successful' show yet

PUBLISHED: 10:10 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:10 20 March 2017

Ely and District Cats Protection raised £1,300 at its “most successful” cat show and homing day so far. Charlie, who won Best Non-Pedigree in Show – adopted from the branch.

Ely and District Cats Protection raised £1,300 at its "most successful" cat show and homing day so far. Charlie, who won Best Non-Pedigree in Show - adopted from the branch.

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Ely and District Cats Protection raised £1,300 at its "most successful" cat show and homing day so far.

Ely and District Cats Protection raised £1,300 at its “most successful” cat show and homing day so far. Ink Spot who won Best Pedigree in Show.Ely and District Cats Protection raised £1,300 at its “most successful” cat show and homing day so far. Ink Spot who won Best Pedigree in Show.

The fundraiser, which was held at Little Downham Village Hall on Saturday March 11, was the 22nd show in the branch’s history.

Rachel Edwards, press and publicity officer for the branch, said: “It turned out to be the best ever in terms of rehoming and funds raised.

“We rehomed on the day all 15 cats brought to show and a further three who were not brought to the show have had interest expressed.

“This is the first time this has ever happened here at Ely and we are absolutely delighted.

“We are particularly excited that two of our older residents have been rehomed as statistically it is harder to rehome cats when they reach their middle age.

“Our guest cat – Garfield (Mr Sainsbury’s) made a special appearance and was a great success alongside the other 32 cats who were in the competition. He had lots of attention from all who attended and made some more fans.

“Another first for the show was that both Best in Show titles were awarded to kittens. Seven-month-old Ink Spot, a long haired tabby and white took the Pedigree Pet Best in Show while six-month-old Charlie, a shorthaired tabby female, took the Best Non-Pedigree prize.

“All three cats considered for the Best in Show Non-Pedigree were adopted from the branch.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended and helped rehome the cats and raise much needed funds.

A” special thank you to the judges, exhibitors and volunteers without whom we could not hold events like this.”

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