Stars of stage and screen are showing their support for unwanted moggies by kindly donating their ‘paw prints’ to raise money for the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection.

Well-known faces such as Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, film star Michael Sheen, TV personality John Barrowman, war-time singer Dame Vera Lynn, comedian Ronnie Corbett, Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Bo Selecta’s Leigh Francis, The It Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson and Gavin and Stacey stars Joanna Page, Mathew Horne and Alison Steadman are among the large list of purr-sonalities who are taking part in this year’s Celebrity Paws auction.

Alesha Dixon's Paw Print
Alesha Dixon's Paw Print

Now in its fourth year, Cats Protection’s Celebrity Paws auction raises much needed funds for the charity, which helps over 215,000 cats and kittens per year. Celebrities were asked to draw around their hand, sign it, and style it in their own unique way. The drawings are then auctioned on eBay.

Michael Sheen's Paw Print
Michael Sheen's Paw Print

The bidding will commence on Wednesday 1 December with the hammer coming down on Saturday 11 December. The paws will be framed and ready to hang on your wall so this is the ideal opportunity to get your paws on the perfect Christmas present.

Kate Bunting, PR Manager for Cats Protection said: “We are incredibly grateful to all our celebrity supporters who have been very creative with their works of art this year. Each drawing is totally unique and completely authentic so we hope bidders will be keen to bag a bargain while helping to raise money for the thousands of unwanted cats and kittens in our care.”

Last year’s auction raised a staggering £2,473.58 for unwanted cats and kittens in the UK.

For the chance to get your hands on these works of art and to find out who else has donated their paw print to Cats Protection, visit

To make a donation to help the charity continue its cat welfare work, please call Cats Protection’s national Helpline on 03000 12 12 12

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