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Neil the Cat Named Britain's Cosiest Pet

20 January 2016

UK - Neil the cat from Leeds cuddled up to be crowned the nation's cosiest pet.

After searching for Britain’s cosiest pet as part of its ‘I Heart My Pet’ campaign, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is pleased to announce they’ve found it in Neil, a cat from Morley, Leeds.

Neil caught the attention of the judges during the competition, which ran as part of the organisation’s Happy, Healthy Pets Project – an online gallery aiming to build the UK’s largest ever picture of pet health.

With the latest competition, the Happy Healthy Pets Project now stands at over 1,000 fantastic images of much-loved pets from all over the UK, making it the biggest gallery of its kind and helping put owners in the picture when it comes to pet health by directing them to independent, expert advice through pethealthinfo.org.uk.

Neil beat off hundreds of other entries from proud pet owners across the nation by helping to prove that when it comes to getting cosy, they’ve got it sorted.

Neil’s proud owner Richard Powell of Morley, Leeds said: "’I’m so happy the judges found Neil as adorable as I do. I have such a great bond with him and I’m very much in tune with how he’s feeling. When he isn’t himself I make sure I take him straight to the vet. I also spend a lot of time with him through play. His favourite toys are his catnip mouse and his scratching post, which he loves to climb on top of!”

NOAH Chief Executive, Dawn Howard commented: “We have been so pleased with the participation in our ‘Cosy Pets’ competition and we’re thrilled that Neil has won. We are delighted to see the lengths pet owners go to ensure their pets are cosy and rested: so vital to their mental and physical wellbeing. Our pets have different levels of energy and require different amounts of exercise but it’s also really important that they have downtime to rest and relax, as well as ensuring that they stay warm in the colder winter months. The competition was designed to champion the role that a cosy place to snuggle plays in pet healthcare as a whole. Once again, it’s been heartening to see just how seriously UK pet owners take the health of their pets through the stories they’ve told us and the images they’ve shared.”

 

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