twenty for 2020 campaign

To mark Cat Chat's 20th Anniversary, our 'Twenty for 2020' campaign aimed to find homes for the 20 most overlooked cats in the country.

In fact, our campaign helped find homes for many more than 20 overlooked cats over the year. Helped by the shares, tweets and posts by our wonderful supporters nationwide, 2020 turned into a terrific year for hundreds of long-stay cats who moved out of rescue care and into loving permanent new homes.

We are delighted to report that all of these very special campaign cats featured below are now living happily with their new owners and enjoying life to the full. What a super way to celebrate Cat Chat's 20th year!


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Penny had been in the care of Animal Concern Cumbria, Egremont for over four years.

Thanks to her appearance on our campaign, pretty Penny has now found her top-dollar home and garden. Her past is a bit of a mystery as this copper coloured kitty came into the shelter as a young stray. Based on her size and weight, she had clearly struggled to survive. But with a little TLC, she was restored to mint condition.

After so much time spent in rescue care, it was thought that being deposited into a new home may have upset her balance, so Penny was initially placed on a trial period in her new home. Thankfully the permanent home she was banking on is now a reality, and to coin a phrase, hers is a real rags to riches story.

As part of Cat Chat's twentieth anniversary celebrations, all cats adopted from our campaign were homed with a parcel of goodies including HiLife Cat Food, a personalised cat collar from Kitty Collars and Feliway to help them adjust to their new life. All cats featured in the campaign were vet checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption.

Our Twenty for 2020 campaign ran throughout the year (and into early 2021) and helped many cats like Penny to find a new, loving and permanent home. 

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suzi perry“There are too many people in the world who are isolated, lonely and in need of companionship.

And there are too many cats looking for love, and a secure home.

Let's try and put the two together.”

Angela Rippon
television journalist and presenter