Tabby cat Mr. Norris from Sunny Harbour Rescue Centre in Fife has been crowned\u00a0ROYAL CANIN\u00ae\u2019s\u00a0Rescue Cat of the Year 2015.\r\n\r\nOver 500 rescue cats competed for the title and\u00a050 finalists were selected.\u00a0Members of the public voted over an eight week period, and Mr. Norris received the most votes \u2013 although victory was a close-run thing, with the top five cats all in contention right up until voting closed.\r\n\r\nMr Norris overcame adversity in the form of a cleft palate which was so severe that vets thought him unlikely to survive. Sunny Harbour staff hand-reared the pet, and provided two rounds of major surgery to ensure he could live a normal life without suffering nasal problems due to the cleft.\r\n\r\nJust over a year later, Mr. Norris has not only survived but thrived, and is still living at Sunny Harbour, where he has become a very precious member of the rescue family.\r\n\r\nMr. Norris\u2019 prize is a selection of ROYAL CANIN\u00ae goodies, and Sunny Harbour Rescue Centre will receive a month\u2019s worth of food for 50 cats.\r\n\r\nRescue Cat of the Year is part of ROYAL CANIN\u00ae\u2019s ongoing Fabulous Felines initiative, designed to attract cat owners into the specialist pet trade. Cats and kittens go to their new homes with a ROYAL CANIN\u00ae pack which contains information, advice, and vouchers for redemption with a local pet shop.\r\n\r\nSian Holt, ROYAL CANIN\u00ae Rescue Key Account Manager, says: \u201cMr. Norris is a worthy winner, and we are delighted to be able to focus on cat rescue centres in this way. Sunny Harbour has gained valuable local publicity from his win, and we hope Mr. Norris and his fellow felines enjoy their prizes. From the specialist pet trade perspective, rescue centres represent an important source of new business, so by working with them ROYAL CANIN\u00ae is aiming to support good lifelong nutrition for these cats as well as increasing sales.\u201d\r\n\r\nFor more information about Fabulous Felines or the ROYAL CANIN\u00ae feline ranges in general, call 0845 606 9980 or visit www.royalcanin.co.uk.