Matthew joined colleagues at a Christmas reception at Parliament to celebrate the work of Cats Protection and to highlight its work in helping improve the lives of cats and the people who love them.
Politicians were able to find out more about the charity’s award-winning Purrfect Landlords campaign, aimed at encouraging more landlords to allow tenants to own cats. They also learned about the charity’s work in calling for compulsory microchipping of cats and the licensing of air guns in England and Wales to prevent cats being the victims of shootings.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity, helping around 200,000 cats every year through a network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 36 centres.
Matthew said: “Cats are more than just pets for many people, so I am delighted to help highlight the important work of Cats Protection and their campaign to improve the lives of cats across the world."