TULIP is a beautiful, long haired light ginger and white cat hoping for a new home.

She is described as an affectionate, gentle 10-year-old girl who loves fuss and likes to chat.

Laura Smith, publicity officer for the Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection, said: "Tulip had quite a lot of mats in her fur and an open wound on her chest when she came in, so unfortunately her coat is not at its best at the moment, but this will improve with continued good grooming by her new owner, which she enjoys.

"She also doesn't have many teeth, but this doesn't stop her eating.

"She has previously lived with other cats and doesn't seem too bothered about dogs. She would also be suitable for sensible children.

"Tulip is a really lovely, laid back older lady, who would suit most situations and reward her owner with lots of love."

If you would like to offer Tulip a home, please call the branch on 01905 425704.