Chandigarh,04.08.14: – After sifting through hundreds of photographs of lovable
rescued cats – as well as their rescue stories – the judges have
selected Cheshire Singh, whose guardian is Karanbir Singh of
Chandigarh, as one of the ten finalists in People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s first annual Cutest Rescued Cat
Alive contest. Cheshire had been suffering from diabetes when Karanbir
adopted him. Almost 5 years of age now, Cheshire is enjoying a healthy
life and has been insulin-free for almost two years.

"After a year of a lot of research on feline diabetes and changes in
his diet, Cheshire and I overcame his diabetes and today Cheshire
Singh is almost 5 years old and has been insulin free for almost 2
years. He is now living a healthy and safe life with loads and loads
of kisses and cuddles every day!" remarks Karanbir Singh.

"Cheshire Singh is a lucky cat, indeed, and he has returned the favour
of being rescued by bringing much love and joy into Karanbir's life",
says PETA India CEO Poorva Joshipura. "All rescued cats are already
winners because their lives were saved by people who love them for who
they are."

PETA India is running the contest to urge prospective guardians to
adopt a needy cat from the streets or an animal shelter instead of
buying kittens. Pet shops and breeders often keep animals in dismal
conditions and contribute to the problem of there being too many cats
and not enough good homes by churning out animals to sell. Animals
purchased from pet shops are also often bought on impulse, and
discarded when buyers tire of them.

The lucky kitty who is named the Cutest Rescued Cat Alive will receive
veggie-shaped cat toys, a first-place certificate, and the guardian
will receive an autographed copy of PETA founder’s book 250 Things You
Can Do to Make Your Cat Adore You.

To read all the finalists' rescue stories and to vote for their
favourite, the public may visit
PETAIndia.com<http://www.petaindia.com/>.PETA will select the winner
based on several factors, including vote count. Voting ends on 8
August.