Cats are found in 19% of UK households, second only to dogs in popularity. Of the approximately 8 million cats in the UK in 2011, 92% were moggies or non-pedigree.
The main reason people keep cats as pets is for:
Other interesting statistics
39% of London pet owners feel the need for companionship despite having over 7.5 million neighbours across the city!
60% of single people in the UK buy a pet for companionship, 39% of whom have replaced their partner with a pet.
27% Over 27% of the UK’s pets were acquired from an animal rescue shelter compared to 20% from a pet shop.