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Post : Sat 31 Dec 2022
MP for Clwyd South Simon Baynes MP attended a reception hosted by the UK’s largest cat charity to learn about feline welfare issues.
The event in the House of Commons was an opportunity to discuss ways to improve the lives of cats and their owners, from cat microchips to the possibility of more people living in rented accommodation to own pet cats.
Madison Rogers, Head of Advocacy, Campaigns and Government Relations at Cats Protection, said: “We were delighted to host our reception in the House of Commons to discuss cat welfare, which is an important issue for many people across the UK. We were able to discuss a wide range of issues, from cat breeding to the mandatory microchipping of pet cats.
“With 11 million pet cats in the UK, cats are undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular pets, so it’s great to see so many politicians taking an interest in welfare felines.”
MP Simon Baynes said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Cats Protection team in Parliament and hear about the vital work they do for the welfare of cats. I also took the opportunity to find out more about the volunteering opportunities offered by the charity across the UK.
(Billy, the Baynes family rescue cat from Welshpool)
The MP added: ‘Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat protection charity and helps over 150,000 cats and kittens every year and is very close to my heart as we have a much loved family cat, Billy , who was a rescue cat, found in the street of Welshpool as a little kitten.
Top photo: Simon Baynes, MP at the Parliamentary Cat Protection Reception, and a huge cat!