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Tube station ads swapped for pictures of cats

27 September 2016
Tube station ads swapped for pictures of cats While cats might have conquered the internet, they’re well on their way to take over the city.

That is, if you’ve been to Clapham Common tube station this week, you might have noticed a fair few felines. Overnight, the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS) has helped in filling the station full of posters of cats – and some of them are even Cats Protection cats.

A few months ago, the Takeover Service began a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to replace standard adverts at the tube station to pictures of felines. The idea of #catsnotads was initiated to make the general public want to transform the space around them, instead of being faced with adverts for mortgages and holidays.

It’s no surprise that cat lovers became interested by the idea, pledging a few pennies to brighten up Clapham’s billboards. Almost 700 people helped CATS by raising the money to buy the advertising space at the station. The plan has now blossomed into over 60 adverts displaying kittens and cats of every type, including Cats Protection’s marvellous moggies.

If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of these gorgeous Cats Protection cats, make sure you visit soon as they’ll only be hanging around for the next two weeks. Meanwhile, there are thousands of unwanted cats and kittens in desperate need of new homes. If you’re interested in homing one of our cats, visit Find a Cat.

To find out more about the campaign, click here.

Image credit: CatsnotAds.org