CAT lovers are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the 2020 National Cat Awards.

The annual event, run by charity Cats Protection, celebrates the nation’s most remarkable cats, with heart-warming tales of compassion, courage and companionship.

Last year saw two Scottish finalists win awards at the 2019 National Cat Awards for their clear devotion to their owners.

Sparky, from Clydebank, was the winner of the Most Caring Cat Award, for helping owner Kirsty Ayre cope after she developed post-traumatic stress disorder following a series of traumatic events.

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Jack, from Glasgow, was the winner in the Hero Cat category, where he was recognised for his ability to sense when his owner, Marcia McSwegan, was about to suffer a seizure, and would alert her family.

Kate Bunting, awards organiser of Cats Protection, said: “We’re proud to once again be hosting these awards to celebrate everything we love about cats and we can’t wait to hear about the UK’s most fabulous felines.”

Owners have until noon on Thursday, March 12 to nominate their cat for one of five awards.

Anyone wishing to nominate their cat should visit