Stray cat hoping to give his heart away

A lonely cat who wears his heart on his chest – rather than his sleeve - is hoping his extra special mark will help someone fall in love with him.

The six-month-old black cat has a distinctive white, heart-shaped colouring on his chest, prompting the team at our rehoming centre in Watcombe, Torbay, to name him Catanova, in honour of the ‘world’s greatest lover’, 18th Century Italian libertine Casanova.

Laura Boyle, Rehoming Centre Manager at Torbay Blue Cross, said: “Just like his namesake, Catanova is a free-spirited, daring sort and would like a new home where he can explore, play and have big adventures with lots to keep him entertained.

“Catanova is a real cutie so he’s bound to steal a few hearts. Luckily, like all our cats, this Casanova of the feline world has been neutered to keep him out of trouble!”

When Catanova first arrived at Blue Cross as a stray, he was in a bit of a sorry state, with a bad fracture to his left hind leg. Now, after vet treatment and lots of TLC and rest, he’s made a full recovery and can’t wait to get out and find his heart’s desire – a new home.

Catanova is looking for a home where he can be the only cat. He probably has enough love to share with older children though, and possibly a dog if they get on well when introduced.

Could you be the one for him? Find out more about rehoming him here.