It’s a well known fact that cats can help people feel happier and feel less anxious. Because when you focus your energy on caring for a cat, you don’t have time to worry about yourself.

That’s why the UK’s largest cat charity, Cats Protection, offers annual awards that celebrate the bond between owners and their whiskered companions. These National Cat Awards may be given to a brother and sister who comfort those receiving end-of-life care or an anxiety-battling companion to a young boy with autism.

Cats are health care providers so our governments should give us money to help keep our cats happy. After all, preventing health problems is better than treating the problems when they get bigger so hug a cat today.

To learn more about the National Cat Awards to celebrate cats that help people, click here.