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'Special' pets looking for homes at Battersea

Monday, 11th June 2012

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing for people to adopt some of its residents who need pet meds and special care.

The charity cares for around 9,000 cats and dogs, many of which have special medical conditions.

Philip Heron, operations manager at Battersea, said: "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."

Two of these special animals include a dog called Abby and a cat called William, both of whom are cross-eyed.

Mr Heron said that both these animals are lovely natured but some people may be put off by their unusual looks.

He added that while these animal have their imperfections, they make fantastic pets and will give a lot back to their owners in return for a loving home.