A ginger cat who became an internet hit due to his grumpy expression has a smile as he settles into a new home.
An angry cat who was dubbed Grumpy 2.0 finally has something to smile about, after finding a new home.
Saul was rescued by the RSPCA in October after being found by a member of the public staggering along Peckham High Street in the ran with nasty injuries caused from being hit by a car.
The ginger puss was dubbed Grumpy Cat 2.0 after arriving at the charity’s Putney Animal Hospital for treatment.
An RSPCA spokesperson said: “Saul gave the word sourpuss a whole new meaning! When he was rescued by one of our animal collection officers, he had injuries to his jaw, teeth and one eye, and needed surgery to wire his jaw. It’s no surprise he wasn’t feeling particularly chipper.
“However, despite his constant scowl and crabby expression, he’s incredibly affectionate and friendly and we knew he’d find a new home quickly.”
Once he was on the mend, Saul moved to the charity’s Southall Cattery where Christina Thomas and her family came to meet him.
Christina said: “My daughter had seen the news about Grumpy Cat and sent me the photo of Saul looking out of the door at Putney, my exact words were: ‘Oh I could love him.’
“My son-in-law traced him to Southall and we went to meet him the next day. My husband and I knew we could give him a new home.”
The couple waited more than two months for Saul’s operation to have the wire in his jaw removed and surgery to remove a tooth and treat his eye.
On 4 January, the Tom cat headed to his new home in Gillingham, Kent with Christina. She added: “He was worth the wait. He has settled in so well, you’d think he’d been here forever. His favourite thing – second to eating, of course – is having his daily brush.
“His still has his grumpy face but I love him for it, I think he has a lovely look.”
If you would like to offer an RSPCA rescue cat a home, you can visit www.rspca.org.uk.