Volunteers have issued a plea to find a loving home for two kittens who have spent seven months in an Essex cat rescue.

Sisters Zoe and Lora have been with Purrs Cat Rescue for more than half a year, now having spent more time in foster than in a home.

A spokesman for the rescue says adoptions have been slow but they are desperate to finally find a family for the "overlooked" girls.

They said: "How can no one want these beautiful sisters? Seven months in rescue and still no home for them, we will never give up and will do everything we can to spread the word and tell the world these two beauties need a family, they have sadly spent more time in foster than a home.

"It’s breaking our hearts. How can two kittens be so overlooked?"

The siblings are in foster care with other cats and the rescue says they "get on fine". They are also microchipped, spayed and vaccinated already.

Anyone who can offer the girls their forever home is urged to apply now at bit.ly/3S3JnUm.

Purrs is a small charity - run by volunteers - which is based in Essex and rescues stray and abandoned cats.