A TOOTHLESS cat is looking for a new home. 

The Blue Cross Centre in Tiverton has been looking after black and white cat Shalu for more than three months now, which is longer than the average stay.

Staff are concerned the feline is being overlooked due to his lack of teeth. 

Shalu was given up when his owner discovered he had an allergy. When he was examined by a vet, it was discovered that Shalu's mouth was in poor condition, and the best solution was to remove all of the remaining teeth. 

Lauren Chilton, volunteer coordinator at Tiverton Blue Cross said: “Shalu may be missing all his teeth and he’s perhaps not quite as pretty as some of our other cats, but he more than makes up for it with his sweet, loving nature.

"He just loves to climb up on your lap for cuddles and will show his affection by rubbing up against you.

"His lack of teeth really doesn’t bother him - he happily tucks into his dinner with no problems at all!”

Shalu's idea home is one where he can spend lots of time snuggled up to his new owner, and would like to be the only cat in the house. He could be up to having some siblings in the form of a dog or children.

If you think you could find space on your sofa for Shalu, visit www.bluecross.org.uk to find out more.