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Beloved kittens and cats of the Western Isles are being invited to enter a charity pageant. 

Western Isles Support for Cats and Kittens (WISCK) is calling cats to enter its 'Piseag Pageant' before February 14, with the winning feline to become the subject of a pet portrait painted by Lewis artist Seonaid Clarke. 

In an event that will surely inspire plenty of puns relating to purrfect cats showing great cattitude and feline groovy, cats can be entered into a number of categories, including 'cutest kitten', 'finest tuxedo', and 'greatest grump'.

Entries cost £5, with all money going to the charity.

Voting for the top cat will be done on social media the week after the Valentine's Day deadline. The cream of the Western Isles cats will then be put forward for a 'Best in Show' vote on February 25 to decide which cat will be painted for posterity.

While the cat pageant is a light-hearted event that follows a similar fundraiser in 2020, it points to a more serious need to bring in donations for the charity that stepped in after Cats Protection withdrew from the Western Isles in 2019.

A volunteer for WISCK said: "Our piseag pageant is a fun and engaging way to showcase beloved pets and raise much-needed funds for our important work.

"All of our income comes entirely from donations; we cannot do it without the great support of the community."

Anyone wishing to enter their cat into the competition can do so by contacting WISCK through its Facebook or Instagram accounts, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plans are also being considered for those who do not currently have a cat to engage in the competition through an animal currently in foster or one of WISCK's pens.