AN animal shelter has made a desperate plea to find a "forever home" for two cats who have been in care since their owners sadly passed away.

Brothers Eric and Frank have been living at the Dunbartonshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Dumbarton for more than 270 days and are described as being "very friendly and affectionate."

Aged between five and nine years, the domestic duo are outdoor short hairs and can live with other cats and older children, but not dogs.

Ally McEwan, assistant manager of the centre, said, “Eric and Frank are very friendly and affectionate cats that enjoy company.

"It didn’t take them long to settle in when they arrived with us and they seem to have a very nice relationship with each other.

“They enjoy playing with their toys and lazing about together.

"They are good eaters and enjoy getting attention from all the staff.

“They are now available for rehoming after Eric needed extensive dental work, which involved a few operations. He has now been cleared by our vet and is ready for a new home.

"Frank has waited patiently for Eric so they can be rehomed together.

“We feel Eric and Frank would be best suited to either an adult-only home or a home with older children as we think young children could be a bit overwhelming for them.

“They could potentially live alongside other cats, however, they are happy as a duo and having another feline friend isn’t a necessity.

"They are not able to live with dogs or other small animals.

“It would be lovely to find a home for these boys.”

Anyone interested in this duo can apply for via the Scottish SPCA website at: