The Big Issue is calling on our readers to tell us about the pet heroes who’ve helped you get through 2020.
This year our furry (and feathered and scaly) friends have become more important to us than ever, and we want to celebrate your stories in one of our bumper Christmas magazines.
Long before the world was hit by Covid-19, pet owners have appreciated the reassurance and companionship to be found from their animal friends.
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Studies have shown that having a pet around the house can help our mental wellbeing. A Cats Protection survey last year saw 93.7 per cent of respondents say their kitty had helped with their mental health.
“We often hear about how cats have had a positive impact on their owners’ wellbeing and it’s heart-warming to see how cats really can make such a difference to people’s lives,” said Kate Bunting from Cats Protection.