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Ely Cats Protection Cat Show and Homing Day success

13 March 2017
The Ely branch held their annual Pet Cat Show and Homing Day at Little Downham Village Hall on Saturday, raising hundreds of pounds for the branch.

The annual event, the 22nd in the branch's history, saw every cat in the homing section adopted; a first for the event. Cats adopted included two cats who had been with the branch for over six months; Jemima, a black and white female and Simone, a middle aged tortie. 

During the event the public were able to vote for their favourite photograph in the annual photo competition. Best in Show was awarded to Katherine Sendall for her picture of Benny, a tabby male who was also being exhibited on the day.

Popular local cat Garfield (Mr Sainsbury's) made a special appearance on exhibition, alongside the 32 cats and kittens who were in competition.

Another first for the show was that both Best in Show titles were awarded to kittens. 7 month old Ink Spot, a long haired tabby and white took the Pedigree Pet Best in Show while 6 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.

The show and homing day have been covered in the Cambridge Evening news.

The branch would like to extend their thanks to the judges, exhibitors, volunteers and members of the public who made this event such a wonderful success.

Update - We can now reveal that approximately £1300 was raised on the day. This, coupled with the the homing of 15 cats, makes this our most successful show ever. Again, thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a phenomenal success!

Best pedigree Pet - Ink Spot

Best Non-Pedigree - Charlie, who was homed by the branch