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Cats try to win hearts on Valentine's Day with cuddles

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 01:20

Feb. 14 London animal shelter sets up cat cuddle booths on Valentine's Day to help find them loving homes. Linda So reports.

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It's not your typical way to spend Valentine's Day. But these cats are hoping to find their way into the hearts and homes of someone feeling lonely. SOUNDBITE: BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME CATTERY MANAGER LINDSEY QUINLAN, SAYING: "I think Valentine's Day, it's a really unique holiday. There can often be a lot of pressure associated with it, to have the perfect romantic evening, but it's just a fun, unique event where people can come if they're 'feline' lonely or 'feline' flirty and they can come and cuddle one of our cats that's looking for a home and really, really connect firsthand with the work that we're doing." This London animal shelter set up cat cuddle booths, inviting people to come in on Valentine's Day to meet their furry friends that are up for adoption. SOUNDBITE: BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME CATTERY MANAGER, LINDSEY QUINLAN, SAYING: "So we've chosen some of our quite confident, really affectionate cats that love having visitors. And they're all supervised by a staff member and our visitors can come and spend five or ten minutes cuddling a cat, give it some treats, give it a groom, play with a toy, and, yeah, just learn more about what we're doing." Many couples with their glass of champagne in hand say they found a purrfect feline match. SOUNDBITE: EVENT ATTENDEES RUBY MCKEVITT AND JOE TUCK SAYING: (McKevitt) "We're here because I love cats, Joe likes cats." (Tuck) "I'm more of a dog person but cats are all right as well." (McKevitt) "But we were looking for something to do on Valentine's Day that was different and I'm looking for a cat for myself and for my Grandma as well so just thought it would be the perfect time to come." And a unique way to spend Valentine's Day with the person and pet you love.

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Cats try to win hearts on Valentine's Day with cuddles

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 01:20