Faith & Mittens Shortlisted in National Cat Awards 2017
06 June 2017
Portadown schoolgirl and friend of the Belfast Adoption Centre - Faith Downey, has been shortlisted in the Furr-ever Friends category of Cats Protection's National Cat Awards 2017 with her black and white moggy - Mittens.
Faith has autism, which means she has to cope with significant social, emotional and communication issues. Earlier this year, she was also diagnosed with a rare and complex brain tumour that doctors are still determining how to treat. Faith finds it difficult to connect with people, yet has formed an incredible bond with Mittens.
Through Mittens, Faith is able to understand and express her feelings better, and enjoy a deep, unconditional friendship. Her relationship with Mittens has also helped Faith understand the world around her, and she’s organised fundraising events to help Cats Protection. Mum Elizabeth said: “The difference in Faith’s emotional state after spending time with Mittens is remarkable, and no professional or family member can create such a positive change."
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Faith and Mittens on being shortlisted amongst some tough competition. The Belfast Adoption Centre team will definitely be rooting for them both when the winners are announced at the award ceremony later this year.