THIS is Ellie, a lovely black and white staffie-cross in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

She is only nine months old and now needs a forever home.

Geraldine Haynes, branch trustee, said: "Ellie was quite shy and scared when she arrived at kennels, but is now settling in well.

"She loves to get really close and lay her head on your lap - she really enjoys lots of fuss and attention.

"Ellie is a gentle, sweet natured girl who so deserves to be in a loving, caring home.

"She is vet checked, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and will be rehomed with six weeks' free pet insurance."

If you could offer Ellie a loving home, ring Geraldine on 01886 822083 for more information.

For more rescued animals seeking adoption, visit the branch website or call Geraldine for dogs on the number above.

For cats and rabbits, contact The Holdings Rescue and Rehoming Centre on 07484 905707.

You can visit the cats and rabbits at The Holdings, Holdings Lane, Broomhall, near Worcester WR5 3FP any day (except Wednesdays) between 11am and 4pm.

The branch's rabbits are currently being transferred from foster homes to the newly built rabbit house at The Holdings.

Dogs are not on site and continue to be boarded at private kennels.