The RSPCA's Burton branch is urgently seeking a new home for a heartbroken cat with a heart condition.
Eighteen-month-old Clive has been with the charity since April after his previous owner was hospitalised, and since then, no one has come forward to offer him a forever home.
Liz Topliss, from the branch in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, said: "He is such a lovely cat and we don't want him to have to spend his precious time here for any longer than necessary.
"He is on daily medication for his heart murmur, but it doesn't affect him at the moment. However, the vets say there is a likely chance he may not live as long as most cats.
"Although it is likely he still has years in him, we want him to spend his time in a home rather than a cattery.
"Before coming into the RSPCA's care, Clive lived in a flat and was very show. However, staff say he has since come out of his shell.
"Clive is a real fuss pot and loves being cuddled by people. He is a very interactive cat and he loves to play and to have his mind stimulated.
"He is looking for a home where there are no other pets and teenage children only. Although he has never been an outdoor cat we think he would definitely like the chance to explore the great outdoors in his new home!
"Clive is a really lovely, young cat who really deserves a loving new home with someone willing to see past his health problems".
Those interested in adopting Clive can call the branch on 01283569165. The branch is open from 1pm to 4pm every day except on Tuesdays.
What is a heart murmur?
A heart murmur is an abnormal sound that a vet hearts when listening to the pet's heart through a stethoscope during a physical examination.
It is caused by an abnormal turbulent blood flow and can occur when blood flows very fast across abnormal structures such as when an animal is excited.
Usually, vets can hear two distinct normal heart sounds when listening to the heart. When they hear an additional 'whooshing' in between normal heart sounds, this is known as a heart murmur.
Some murmurs are benign or harmless and go away on their own, however the only way to know the full extent of an animal's condition is to work with a vet to determine the cause of the murmur and the severity of the heart disease.