A cat that was dumped by its owner is struggling to find a new home for Christmas – because she’s CROSS EYED.
Bob, a black and white tabby, has been unable to find a new owner as she permanently looks like the hypnotised panther Bagheera from The Jungle Book.
She was left behind almost two years ago when her owner took off in the night and no-one has heard from him since.
Locals have built a hut especially for the stricken puss and staff let her sleep outside the shop where she used to live – but no-one will take her on due to her deficiency.
Now workers at McColl’s newsagents in Jubilee Crescent, Coventry, are appealing for owners to give Bob a home this Christmas.
Supervisor Alison Rodgers, 52, said: “We don’t know what’s wrong with her eyes, she’s always been like that.
“It doesn’t seem to affect her at all, she’s fine. But she’s grown shy because people haven’t handled her in so long.
“She’s ok with us, but if other people come near she runs away.
“It’s sad really because I don’t think any animal should be left alone. It’s not right her sleeping here, she needs a proper home away from here.
“I think maybe some people are put off by her eyes, which is a shame because I think it makes her look more cute.
“People say she reminds them of the panther from the Jungle Book after he’s been hypnotised by the snake.
“But to us, she’s just plain old Bob.”
Bob used to live above the shop with her owner until he took off in the night two years ago.
Alison, a mum-of-four, said: “We don’t know what happened, he was here one minute gone the next.
“Then we found he’d left Bob. I can’t see how someone can do that.
“We took her in and between us and several people on the street she has quite a good life.
“Someone over the road even built a little hut for her, but she needs a proper home now.
“But it’s gone on too long now, and because she’s not being handled often she’s becoming more shy and it’s really sad to see.
“Someone needs to give her a home this Christmas before she goes too feral.”
Manager Sarah Meadows added: “I can’t have him myself because I’m out all day and it wouldn’t be fair.
“It would be so nice if he could have a home for Christmas.”
Anyone who is interested in having Princess is urged to get in contact with the shop.