FOUR pedigree cats who faced an uncertain future have been rehomed in pairs.

Arwen, a 16 year old Bengal; Evie, an eight-year-old Rag doll and Ben and Bonnie, both 11-year-old British Blues, were being cared for by The Pet Joint near Denbigh. This followed the death of their owner from Cheshire.

All cats have now been rehomed. Evie and Arwen were re-homed together and Bonnie and Ben.

Steve Belgrau, who runs the Luxury Pet Home Boarding Hotel, said the community response had been amazing.

Speaking to the Free Press, he added: "We are so happy that all four cats have now been rehomed. It was a big ask for someone to take on all for together, so we've managed to achieve the next best thing which has been to rehome then in pairs.

"We were overwhelmed by the public's reaction and all the offers of help and homes that we received.

"It's great to see the local community rally around. We had people as far as Yorkshire enquire about them, but alas, we could only choose two families.

"After much deliberation, asking lots of questions and also carrying out home checks to make sure they were definitely the right families for the girls, they left us for their new forever homes."

Steve said he intends to keep in touch with the families.

"Both sets seem to be doing well by all accounts."

The Pet Joint offer pet boarding for dogs, cats and small animals including birds.

The cats came to Steve and his wife Meg after one of their old clients, who emigrated to America after getting married, got in touch with the couple asking for their help.

The client's mother had died at her home; police had been called to break down the door and it was confirmed that she had died a number of days earlier.

The woman and her family originate from Bangor.

Posting on Facebook, the Pet Joint added: "We're sure they'll be happy in their new forever home. We can't wait to hear updates of how they settle in."