Britain’s oldest rescue cat which was found wandering the streets at the age of 19 has been rehomed after her story went global.
Pops the cat was regularly overlooked because potential suitors were put off by her age and her terrifying eyes.
She had slightly matted ginger fur, struggles to walk and is almost blind – giving her a ghoulish appearance.
And at 19, or 93 in cat years, Pops was around five years older than the previous oldest moggy taken in by the Cats Protection League.
The charity made a national appeal for someone to rehome Pops – but they ended up receiving an international response.
Cat lovers from as far as Egypt and the USA got in touch to offer a retirement home for the previously unwanted animal, who was staying with the Cats Protection League in Radstock, near Bath.
The charity have revealed Pops has been rehomed.
Belinda Dark, a volunteer at the charity, said: “Our homing officer Mollie has been inundated with phone calls about Pops.
“We had nearly 200 offers to our website to home Pops not to mention the offers via Facebook.”
“We have had offers from the length and breadth of the country. As well as France, Germany, USA and Egypt.
“However, as exciting as it would be for Pops to be a globe trotter it was important we re-homed her in her native Bath.”
“She is an elderly cat and, therefore, it was important she didn’t have to travel a long distance.
“Pops was certainly the oldest cat we are aware of in our care. We’ve had a 14 year old before but never one as old as her. It’s great to see her finally find a home.”
Pops was found dazed and stumbling by the side of the road in May.
She was rushed to the vets by a concerned member of the public, only to be told she was simply suffering from old age.
It is thought her owner may have been an elderly person who passed away – with family members forgetting about Pops.
Pops new owner, who does not want to be named, got in touch with The Cats Protection League following the charity’s appeal.
She said: “I couldn’t believe no one had snapped her up already.
“I felt really sorry for her when I read her story, at 19-years-old she should be able to live out her final years in the comfort of her own home.
“It is funny to think of so many people wanting to take her in, especially from so far and wide. We are happy we were the lucky ones who got to take her in.
“I wasn’t put off by her eyes and health problems. We think she is adorable. She is warm and cuddly and settling in well.”