He has travelled from the desert sands of Kuwait to the city lights of Glasgow - and now this furry feline is looking for a place to call home.

Cats Protection have launched a desperate appeal to house Gobi, a white and tabby two-year-old kitty who has lived his life travelling miles to find the perfect place to settle down.

He was rescued from the desert when he was just two weeks old and set to work as chief pest-controller in a military environment before travelling to Scotland.

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But an urban home in Glasgow did not suit freedom-loving Gobi, and now the agency is looking for an extremely rural, cat-free remote home with an outdoor shelter such as a barn or a shed.

They have joked that he may require his own island - but this might not be far from the truth.

He is currently living in Cats Protection's Glasgow Adoption Centre in Auchinloch.

When he is not outside, Gobi has been affectionate and is looking for an experienced and patient owner who will help him get used to his new environment.

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Senior cat care assistant, Lynsey Anderson, says: “We really thought we had found the perfect home for Gobi. There were no other cats for at least a mile around and yet he was venturing over two miles away and finding other cats, which would cause him and the other cats great stress as he will lash out when he feels his territory is threatened.

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“He’s a really intelligent, vocal and confident boy who was happy to spend time around other animals, livestock and even horses but other cats have proved to be his nemesis. 

"We therefore need a very specific, rare type of home where he can have his own space, patient owners and plenty of cat-free roaming room. 

She added: "We have joked that he needs his own island, but that may not be far from the truth.”

Anybody wishing to find out more about Gobi or other cats at the centre should call 0141 779 3341, visit the centre in Auchinloch between 11am and 3pm daily or visit cats.org.uk/glasgowac.