|Charlie had to have his ears and nose removed after a bout of cancer (Photo credits: Mikael Buck/Solid news)|
A 14-year-old white cat who bears a frightening resemblance to Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort. Charlie was abandoned by his original owners, but someone found him and took him to a vet, where his ears and nose were removed to save him from skin cancer. Now he looks like he could be Ralph Fiennes’ understudy as Voldemort in the Potter films.
ets say Charlie’s pale skin left him at risk of developing the potentially fatal disease.
They are now desperately trying to rehome him and say a family of Harry Potter fans could offer their best hope.
Charlie, a 14-year-old domestic short-hair cat, was living as a stray before a woman adopted him, fed him and took him to the vets for surgery.
But he failed to get on with her other two cats and dog and she was forced to take him to The Blue Cross in Southampton, Hants.
Staff at the centre say he loves ‘fuss, lots of tickles and cuddles’ but would be best suited to a home with no other pets.
Charlie may be 14-years-old but he still loves to roll around playing with toys.
Veterinary surgeon Alison Thomas said: ‘Charlie is an extreme example of what can happen to cats if they suffer too much exposure to the sun.
‘This drastic surgery can be avoided if owners are vigilant and take steps to protect their animals from the harmful rays of the sun.
According to The mirror, Laura Sleight, of the Blue Cross centre in Southampton, said: “There have been lots of offers, some from America.”
Update: Voldemort cat finds a home