Ms Meaden said: “It’s amazing to see how two rescue cats are now so happy and comfortable in their role of comforting others who are going through very difficult times.
“If ever cats can show empathy, these two do.”
The cats were awarded a trophy and prize package including a £200 voucher to spend at a pet store.
The previous winner of the main award was Minty, a three-legged cat from Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, who helped six-year-old Connor Raven cope with severe learning difficulties and medical conditions.
In other categories, the 2022 award for Most Caring Cat was given to Misty, who belongs to Coral Jones, 22, from Poole, Dorset, who has costochondritis, a painful condition that left her bedridden and unable to walk.
Misty won the award for Most Caring Cat (Ciaran McCrickard/PA)
Misty has been supporting Ms Jones since her diagnosis at the age of 14, and helped her when she was learning to walk again and dealing with post traumatic stress disorder after her diagnosis.
Ms Jones said: “I was bedridden with very little mobility for about two years, which was incredibly hard. I was in pain, lonely and was basically watching my body waste away before my eyes.
“My one glimmer of hope was Misty, who was with me every day. She’d sit with me and was a friend when I didn’t have any others.
“When I was in a wheelchair, I sometimes felt invisible to everyone apart from Misty – she was always there for me.”
Other award winners include Chicken, who helps 11-year-old Elliot Abery from Thatcham, Berkshire, with his autism and anxiety, and Marley, who works in the Apuldram Centre in Chichester helping adults with learning difficulties.