Monday 11th June 2012
A cross-eyed cat and a deaf dog are among an animal charity's "quirky" residents looking for a loving home.
Battersea Dogs And Cats Home is urging people to rehome some of its needier residents, including a cat with half a tail and a cross-eyed Boxer dog.
Philip Heron, operations manager at the London-based animal charity, said: "We're looking for good homes for all our animals, especially our needier ones. We've seen deaf dogs, three-legged pets, blind cats, cats with no ears, and we've got a dog that's been with us for 600 days, a 19-year-old cat and a Yorkshire Terrier with a wonky jaw.
"We're hoping people will fall in love with their unique quirks and sad stories and offer them a permanent home."
Among Battersea's needier residents is two-year-old Boxer cross Abby, who is cross-eyed, and arrived at the charity as a stray. Another cross-eyed animal being cared for by the charity is four-year-old Bengal cross William, who was found abandoned in a cat carrier.
Philip Heron said: "We rarely see cross-eyed animals so it's very unusual to have two in our care at once. Both William and Abby have lovely natures and will make fantastic companions, but we're concerned their looks may put people off giving them a home.
"Whilst they might have their imperfections, these dogs and cats will make fantastic pets, and will give a new owner so much back in return."
For more information on rehoming call 020 7622 3626 or visit http://www.battersea.org.uk.