A PLEA has gone out to animal lovers in the Black Country to help find a special home for a poorly cat.

Five-year-old moggy Jermaine ended up in the care of RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Centre and Hospital, near Frankley, after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector from a multi-cat household.

Once in the care of the animal charity’s cat care team it became clear he was very unwell with kidney problems and the team began treatment to stabilise his condition.

Having fought for his health, Jermaine is now ready to find a home but an experienced cat owner who will understand his needs is being sought.

Emma Finnimore, cattery supervisor at RSPCA Newbrook Farm, said: “Poor Jermaine came into our care from a property with more than 40 other cats. When he arrived he was in very poor condition and he was very scared. We quickly realised something wasn't quite right and tests confirmed he has stage three renal failure.

“We would love to find a kind person to offer him the loving home that he deserves and possibly never had before. He is on a special diet of renal food and he will need regular close monitoring with the vets.

“Jermaine is still a little shy but once he gets to know you he gains confidence and becomes a really cutie. He enjoys having fuss and ear rubs. As Jermaine lived with so many other cats in his previous home he would benefit from having a feline companion of a similar nature who will be kind and gentle with him and show him the value of life.

“Jermaine enjoys having a gentle groom and he likes watching out the window, he loves his creature comforts and he spends most of his time in his bed.”

Anyone who could offer Jermaine a place to call home can complete a perfect match form and email birmac@rspca.org.uk.

The team at the rescue centre will be able to discuss Jermaine and his needs further with potential adopters.

To make a donation to help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in need of care visit the charity's website or call the donation line on 0300 123 8181.