ANIMAL lovers are being encouraged to offer a home to tabby cat Ziggi, who was left at a rescue centre after his owners could no longer look after him.

Staff at the Blue Cross Centre, in Topcliffe, near Thirsk, say an adult household would be ideal for the five-year-old pet with a big appetite.

A spokesperson said: "Ziggi is a cat with huge character. He can be loving when the mood takes him, but it has to be on his terms.

"He'd love someone who is prepared to spend time playing with him."

Anyone wanting to give Ziggi a home can call the centre on (01845) 577759.