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Anfield cat looking for a new home

Wednesday, 15th February 2012

A grey and white tabby cat that interrupted a football match last week is now looking for new owners to give him cat food and a bed for the night.

The so-called Anfield cat wandered onto Liverpool's home pitch and interrupted the team's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

He was identified as a homeless tabby called Kenny and has now been renamed Shankly.

Shankly is now living with a foster family until he finds a permanent new home.

Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in Formby, Merseyside, is in charge of the feline's adoption.

A spokesperson for the centre told BBC News: "Shankly will remain in our care for a number of weeks as he recuperates after his life on the streets.

"He will be vaccinated and neutered as this is something any responsible pet owner should do and he will be micro chipped to Freshfields."

They added that any potential adoptee will have to go through the same process as with any of its other cats.