WHILE others may be dreaming of a white Christmas, cats Tootie and Beau are hoping for just one thing - happy new homes to call their own.

Tootie has been patiently waiting for a new home for eight months, while Beau arrived with Blue Cross five months ago, making them two of the centre’s longest staying cats.

Both are staying with volunteer foster carers at the moment, but top of their Christmas lists is to be in their forever homes by the New Year.

Lauren Chilton, volunteer coordinator at Blue Cross Tiverton, said: “It would really make all our Christmases if gorgeous Tootie and Beau could find new homes this year.

"They are both staying with foster carers as they found life here at the centre quite stressful, but unfortunately this also means that fewer visitors get to meet them, so all the other cats get chosen sooner.

“They are both fantastic cats who will make great company for their new owners.

"Please do get in touch if you think you could offer one of them the home they’ve been after for such a long time – it would be the best Christmas gift ever.”

Tootie arrived at Blue Cross when her owners moved but couldn’t take her along.

Although at 15 years old she may be getting a on a bit, Tootie still chases a ball like a kitten and in the evening she enjoys chilling out on the sofa with her fosterers, watching TV.

Tootie is more than happy to relax by herself during the day, if her new owner goes out to work.

Beau was very reserved in the cattery when she first arrived at the centre, but she has really blossomed since going to stay in a foster home. Beau is a super cat affectionate who loves to play.

And she has the most gorgeous green eyes and the loudest purr ever.

If you think Tootie or Beau could be the perfect addition to your family, make their Christmas by calling Blue Cross Tiverton on 0300 777 1560 or visit www.bluecross.org.uk to find out more about them and all the other pets hoping to find a happy new home this Christmas.

Alternatively, you could help out with some presents for the pets at Tiverton Blue Cross from their wishlist: http://amzn.eu/ei2oh2M