Here are some links related to the cats and this website.

Authors' Sites

Jon is a professional web developer. He built this wonderful site.

Jo has her own personal site at She wrote many of the articles found on this site.


Tom Adams - A large round of applause goes to Tom Adams for his work and signature on so many York buildings. Without him, this website would be a lot less fun! Thanks also for providing us with so much information on each cat!

Jonathan Newdick - Thanks for sculpting many of the fine felines around the beautiful city! Perhaps some of you out there would like <a href="/news/getting-your-own-cat-statuette">a cat of your own?</a>

York Library - Thanks to all working here, especially Gill who works in the reference library, for helping us to research the cats.

The Press, York - A lot of the initial information we found came from articles from this paper, previously called the York Evening Press. We have referenced these where appropriate.

The University of York - Thanks to Lisa Hawkins-Weeks in the Alumni Office and to Ian Hagyard in the Estates Department for helping us to find out more about Cat #22.

The Cactus Trading Post - The kind people in this shop provided us with information on their otherwise mysterious cat.

Hunter Gee Holroyd - Marlene Westerman of Hunter Gee Holroyd was very happy to talk to us about their cat, "Chambers".

Cats in York Flickr group - A group on the Flickr photo sharing website dedicated to the cat statuettes and other decorative cats found in York.

York Cats Protection - These wonderful people do so much good work taking care of unwanted or abandoned cats and kittens. They have a <a href="">charity shop on Walmgate</a>.

The Cat Gallery - This shop is full of fabulous gifts for cat lovers! Find it at 45 Low Petergate.

Cat World - This magazine is all about cats! This link will take you to their article in 1999 about the York cat statuettes.

The Cat Pottery - Based in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, the Cat Pottery specialises in designing and making decorative cats in ceramic material, stone and aluminium.

RSPCA - Please support the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They have an animal home in Clifton and a charity shop on Gillygate.

Visit York Tourist Information - Find out about places to visit and upcoming events here!

digyorkshire - A comprehensive directory of arts, entertainment and leisure organisations in Yorkshire.