Annette told the Bournemouth Echo:
“I’m really thrilled that Billy has won, as I’m sure he will be, and he will be getting lots of extra treats.
“It has been a pleasure to be involved in this opportunity to promote rescue centres such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, who do such good work.
“We acquired Billy from a rescue centre in Dorset last July, and were so impressed with them.
“My family stay in touch, letting them know how Billy is getting on, and I would really encourage anyone looking for a new pet to re-home from a rescue.”What impresses me about Billy is that he cooperated in the taking of this winsome photograph, which must surely have played a part in his victory.
Faced with a camera, any other cat would have affected an expression of extreme indifference. I have still not forgiven Albany.