Georgie, a domestic longhair tortoiseshell tabby, was found wandering the streets by an SPCA inspector early last month.

Feline attendant Alysha Mills says the 5-year-old would be best suited to an older person, or a quiet family home. "She's shy and gentle but as soon as you pat her she's really friendly," she says.

SPCA marketing manager Martin Mackenzie says Georgie's long coat means her new owner will have to groom her frequently.

To adopt Georgie, or any other animal, contact the SPCA on (09) 2567300. Georgie's ID is 157132.