A cat that bears more than a passing resemblance to Lord Voldemort, chief villain of the Harry Potter series, has found a home after several national newspapers and even the BBC took up the homeless kitty’s cause.
Potter fans generosity to take in the disfigured cat proved that, no matter how evil, everything about the Harry Potter franchise is beloved.
The cat, Charlie, 14, was dubbed Voldermog by staff at a Southampton rescue centre because his ear tips and nose were removed after sunburn caused skin cancer to develop. He had originally been a stray taken in by a local woman but was passed to the rescue centre when he failed to get along with her other pets.
Despite looking an awful lot like Lord Voldemort, portrayed in the Harry Potter series by Ralph Fiennes, welfare officers told the papers that Charlie was “an adorable, gentle big chunky chap, who loves fuss, lots of tickles and cuddles.”
With news of the unique moggy capturing the imaginations of several national newspapers, including The Mirror, and BBC news, it wasn’t long before news of Charlie’s plight had been met with thousands of offers of caring homes from Potter fans.
Laura Sleight, of the Blue Cross centre in Southampton, said: “There have been lots of offers, some from America.”
Now Charlie is heading to a new home. The new owners should be careful though – Charlie could be a horcrux…