THE two Persian cats pictured above are in need of a loving new home.

The pair are being looked after at the Ramshaw Rescue Centre, near Bishop Auckland, because their owner is unable to continue looking after them.

But Kate Wilson, who runs the animal sanctuary, says whoever takes them home must be prepared to take good care of them.

She said: "They have been extremely well looked after and are in good health.

"One is neutered, and they don't appear to be very old.

"I would like both to go to one home together, because they have always been together. As pedigree cats, with long hair, they need daily grooming and extra care, so are a lot of responsibility."

Anyone interested in giving the cats a home can telephone (01388) 834644.