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Cats are taking over NAWT this Clawgust!

While we love all our animals here at NAWT – we’ve decided to dedicate the whole of August to our feline friends.

Our Clawgust campaign will celebrate all things cat – still the UK’s third most popular pet after fish and dogs (with a cat population of 7.5m*).

Throughout the month we will be sharing information and ideas based on several themes to deepen our knowledge about cats, as well as some interesting facts and tips.

This Friday lunchtime we’re hosting a Facebook Live “kitty cam” to watch our junior moggies in action so if you want some additional cutedom in your life, then be sure to tune in.

We will then celebrate International Cat Day on August 8 with a special focus on feline feeding.

Our guest panelists include nutritionist Laura Crotch-Harvey from Burns Pet Nutrition, “The Catvocate” Dr Liz Bales and NAWT’s Hertfordshire Centre manager and supervisor Jackie de Friez and Stacey Chalkley.

You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to ask submit your question – you can do so in advance today.

Of course Clawgust is also about highlighting our mission to rehome cats in need of loving homes and we’ve plenty of gorgeous animals available so keep an eye out for our gallery of stars on our rehoming boards.

We’re inviting people to share their rehoming stories too, so if you’re one of the homing champions who have offered an NAWT moggie a home, we’d love to hear how you’re getting on.

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Throughout 2017, the National Animal Welfare Trust has been introducing its next phase of the Open Paw programme with a specially tailored version for cats.

Find out more about Open Paw works with our updates running throughout next week. If you love cats, you could always sign up to become an Open Paw volunteer.

We will also be shining the spotlight on microchipping and finding out first hand how important it is to keep your kitty chipped.

NAWT CEO Clare Williams said: “We waved goodbye to more than 600 happily homed cats in the past year. Cats are by far the largest group of animals we rehome so it’s about time they had their own month of celebration. We hope cat lovers far and wide will take part and enjoy the fun.”

To follow our Clawgust campaign please follow this blog or look out for our updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Source: Pet Food Manufacturers Association Pet Census 2016

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