This is one of the sadder/cuter stories I’ve ever read. A stray cat named ‘Charlie’ has been unable to find a new home because he looks too much like Harry Potter’s evil arch-nemesis, Lord Voldemort.
The 14-year-old domestic short-hair has been taken in by workers at the Blue Cross animal charity, but they say he has yet to be adopted because visitors are scared off by his resemblance to Ralph Fiennes‘ character.
Part of the reason why Charlie looks the way he does is because he had to have his ears and nose removed after suffering from skin cancer (poor baby!!), and vets say that his pale skin put him at risk for the disease.
Staff at the animal shelter say he loves to cuddle and be tickled, and he can hear and smell perfectly well despite his surgeries. They think his perfect home might be with some Harry Potter film buffs who want a little Voldemort of their own!
Marie Loveridge, an animal welfare assistant, said, “At first glance, people may be put off by Charlie because he does look like Voldemort, the baddie from the Harry Potter films. But although some people might think he’s a bit quirky-looking after having his ears and nose removed, he is a lovely, playful cat who adores attention.”
She then added, “He would make the perfect pet for the right family... He has a dear little voice and likes to meow squeakily to get your attention.”
Charlie sounds purrfect!! We hope he finds the right family for the job— whether it be a Gryffindor or Slytherin house! If you or anyone you know would like to adopt this “evil” little bundle of joy, visit www.bluecross.org.uk to donate and get more information.
Via Daily Mail
UPDATE: Charlie has found a loving home!! We couldn’t be happier!