Midlothian cat sensation puts staff in a tailspin

Facebook sensation Harry
Facebook sensation Harry

One of the world’s rarest cats is looking for the purrfect owner after being handed into a rescue centre near Bonnyrigg.

Twelve-week old kitten Harry is one of just 0.04 per cent of tortoiseshell cats that are born male.

He was given to Lothian Cat Rescue by his Gorebridge owner, who is allergic to his fur.

The centre has been inundated with enquiries about Harry, who has been whiskered away to a secret location since arriving on November 16.

Nicola Zelent, who has been a warden at Lothian Cat ­Rescue for 19 years, told the Advertiser: “Only one in 400,000 tortoiseshells are male, and so Harry is extremely rare – I’ve never seen one before. We have had more than 500 people interested in taking him – we have even had emails from America.

“He has become a Facebook sensation but it will be hard for us to re-home him because we want to make sure he is taken for the right reasons and not just because he is so rare.”

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