Timmy the cat has had his world turned upside down recently, according to an animal charity.

The shy 12-year-old is being cared for by the team at North Ayrshire Cats Protection following a heart-breaking few weeks.

He was originally adopted from the charity as a kitten, living in the same home for over a decade before his owners sadly passed away.

"His home has been sold, so his world has been turn upside down," a post looking to find Timmy a new home explained.

It continued: "Timmy is a shy boy, and doesn't currently like human interaction, although we think that will change over time as he will start to trust an adopter.

"He has enjoyed access to the outdoors, so he will need this again, once he has fully settled in.

"His ideal home will be with a quiet living single person or couple, without children, and he hasn't been used to sharing with other pets.

"We know there is someone out there that will have the kindness and patience to let Timmy settle in his own time, and won't expect anything from him until he's ready to interact."

Anyone who believes they may be able to offer Timmy a home can get in touch with North Ayrshire Cats Protection via their website cats.org.uk/northayrshire/adopt-a-cat or they can call the charity from Monday to Friday on 0345 371 4218.

Adoption fees come at a cost of £120 which goes towards the funds the organisation need to pay for the vet and feeding costs of all cats in our branch care.

All cats and kittens in the branch are health-checked, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and de-flead prior to adoption.