“At the Society, we know the incredible star power of cats, and can’t wait tosee how budding writers bring their furry tales to life,” says RachelBitzilis, Marketing and Communications Manager, The Cat Protection Society ofVictoria.

“Short story entries can be focussed on a cat who has found themselves seekingrefuge at our adoption shelter, about a cat who is adopted into their purrfectforever home, about the challenges faced by a cat living on the street withouta home to call its own, about your own family cat, or a cat that has had aprofound impact on your life!”

There will be two categories: a junior category open to children twelve yearsand under, and an open category, open to anyone twelve years and above.

Entrants will have their work judged by a panel including an animalbehaviorist and author, a primary school teacher and representative from theCat Protection Society of Victoria.

The winning entry from both of the two categories will be combined into aChildren’s Book that will be professionally illustrated and published andavailable for purchase via the Society’s retail and online stores. Allproceeds from the sale of the book will go towards continuing to provide thehighest levels of care and rehoming of cats and kittens in need. TheChildren’s Book will also be incorporated into The Cat Protection Society’sPrimary School Education program to be introduced in 2022.

The Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is open now until Sunday 17thOctober, with winners announced at the start of November.

To find out more visit www.catprotection.com.au/furry-tales

TheCat Protection Society of Victoria is a not-for-profit animal welfareorganisation committed to working with the community to ensure that every cathas the opportunity for a loving, safe and healthy home. With an adoptionshelter, a feline dedicated veterinary clinic, retail shop and café, theSociety relies entirely on the kindness of donations, legacies and membershipsfor its day-to-day existence and to ensure they can provide the highest levelsof care to cats in need. Visit www.catprotection.com.au

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