Is Mr Chips the most caring cat in the UK?

8-year-old Mr Chips with his owner Ian Turner Credit: Ajar Photographics

A cat from Wales has been announced as a finalist in the Cats Protections' 'National Cat Awards.'

Mr Chips, who lives with his owners Anna-Marie McConnell and Ian Turner in Llandudno, has been nominated as the UK's 'Most Caring Cat'.

The eight year old has had his own share of bad luck - found as a stray with a badly broken leg, he was left with permanent disability, and spent six months in a rescue centre, waiting for a home.

But that hasn't stopped him living life to the full, and when one of his owners was diagnosed with a complex medical condition, Mr Chips proved to be an incredible support.

He faces stiff competition though, with sixteen other felines competing to be named this year's overall National Cat of the Year.

Winners will be chosen by celebrity judges including Downton Abbey star Paul Copley, and Emmerdale's Eden Taylor-Draper.