Cambridge cat who sticks his tongue out named Mr June in charity calendar

A cat who sticks his tongue out at everyone has been named Mr June in a national charity calendar.

Percy arrived at Cats Protection’s Downham Market Adoption Centre with an untreated jaw injury, which had left him with a wonky jaw and his tongue sticking out.

Despite his cute look and gorgeous grey coat, the cat care team struggled to find him a new home. That is until Natalie Boyle of Hardwicke, Cambridge, came along.

From the moment she set eyes on his characterful face, Natalie could see that Percy was a fine feline. Now that he stars as Mr June in Cats Protection’s 2021 calendar, Percy can poke his tongue at those who couldn’t see beyond his quirky features.

Natalie, said: “You don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Percy embodies that so well. From the moment we saw him he was so cuddly and loving, it was clear that Percy was a special boy. Thanks to his page in this calendar, everyone will see Percy for who he is.

“Percy is very much enjoying his new home and we love having him very much. He’s become a big part of our family and we know we are going to be together from now on.”

Seven-year-old Percy isn’t just a wonderfully charming face. Like many people during lockdown, Natalie has found comfort in her cat during the pandemic.

Natalie said: “Percy has been good to have around during lockdown, a great co-worker while I’ve been working from home. He’s becoming quite a screen star as he likes to make himself known every time I take a video call. Everyone loves Percy.”

Cats Protection’s wall calendar showcases cats adopted through the UK’s largest feline charity’s network of adoption centres and volunteer-run branches.

The £5 calendar is sold online via Where COVID-19 guidelines allow, it can also be bought from the charity’s chain of retail shops.

The calendar helps the charity to raise much-needed funds for cats and kittens who are looking for new homes. Fundraising has been a significant casualty of COVID-19 restrictions and Cats Protection is only able to continue its work thanks to the financial generosity of its supporters.

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