Somerset

Cat with no nose struggling to find new home

Dave the cat Image copyright Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Image caption The 14-year-old cat had to have the front of its nose removed a few years ago because of a cancerous tumour

A cat with no nose is struggling to find a new home because of "his unusual feature", a rehoming centre has said.

The cat called Dave, 14, came to the Bath Cats and Dogs Home in Somerset about a month ago after its elderly owner had to go into a retirement home.

The tabby had to have the front of its nose removed a few years ago because of a cancerous tumour.

Staff said it "doesn't affect him at all" but sadly no-one has yet "seen past Dave's nose" to adopt him.

Image copyright Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Image caption Staff at the cattery said Dave is a "very loving cat"

Rachel Jones, from the centre, said the "old boy" was just looking for a "quiet retirement home" where it could "live the rest of his years in peace and quiet".

"Dave is beautiful but sadly due to his looks he's struggling to find a home," she said.

"It doesn't affect him at all and he doesn't need specialist care - he just looks odd.

"But he's a very loving cat and just waiting for someone to overlook his unusual feature and give him a forever home."

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