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Cat'll do it! Peterhead puss claws off competition to be in with a chance of winning Cat of the Year

A moggy from Aberdeenshire has made the final of a competition which will see one feline winner crowned Cat of the Year.

Baby Boy and toddler Kenzie
Baby Boy and toddler Kenzie

Baby Boy, of Peterhead, is competing to win the prize of Outstanding Rescue at the National Cat of the Year awards, and if successful will automatically be in with a shot of winning the ultimate title.

Baby Boy was rescued from appalling conditions after being neglected in a house full of cats. Vet staff said he was unlikely to survive - but with round-the-clock TLC from new owner Jacqueline McNeil he pulled through. Soon after, Jacqueline's daughter Kenzie was born with serious medical conditions, including Strep-B-induced pneumonia and meningitis. Luckily she pulled through and despite Baby Boy's tough start to life, which could have made him fearful of humans, he has taken to toddler Kenzie very well.

Baby Boy is up against seventeen other moggies competing in categories including Hero Cat, Most Caring Cat, and Most Incredible Story.

His competitors include Legz, the three-legged pub cat who helped raise the profile of rescue cats, Slinky Malinki, who raised the alarm as her owner fell dangerously ill and Milly Moos, the family cat who calms a toddler's nerves by accompanying him on the school run.

Winners in four categories will be chosen by celebrity judges including Downton Abbey star Paul Copley, West End actress Carley Stenson and Republica singer Saffron Sprackling, at a ceremony held tonight in the Savoy hotel, London.

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