The RSPCA Northamptonshire branch is searching for the perfect home for a cat with a rather batty resemblance.
The odds are stacked against Raphael finding a new home easily.
At seven-years-old, not only is he approaching his senior years, but he is also black, with research suggesting they are much more difficult to rehome. He also has some rather unusual looks.
Adoptions manager Emma Markham said:
Raphael arrived at the branch in June 2015 after his owner died but was rehomed 14 months later.
He was then returned in May because his owner’s circumstances changed and he could no longer keep him.
The RSPCA added that Raphael is quite shy so will need some time to settle. But, once he gets to know you, he enjoys being stroked and having head rubs.
Staff believe he could live with another cat and with older children but he would prefer not to live with a dog.