FOR most abandoned animals saved from the streets by the RSPCA, the worst of their ordeal is over.

But for some, a new problem will emerge.

The pets who spend months waiting for a new home at the Bury and Oldham RSPCA centre often become stressed with life in the contained environment, staff say.

This January, members of the public are being urged to offer a new home to some of the sanctuary’s longest-staying visitors.

These pets have been looked after by the RSPCA since August and centre manager Lisa Walsh said staff are desperate to pair them up with the loving ‘forever homes’ they deserve.

Anyone interested in adopting an animal can contact the centre on 0161 624 4725; go to the centre in Rhodes Bank, Mumps, Oldham or visit The animals seeking a loving and permanent home are: l Three-year-old female cat Tangle was found as a stray and was dumped in the reception of the animal centre.

She has not had much interest and is still waiting for a special person to offer her a home for life.

Tangle is a loving cat who adores rolling in catnip, and her ideal home would be one without other cats and with children over the age of 10 years.

l Majestic — an extremely loving and affectionate adult male black and white cat who enjoys cuddles and sitting on knees for hours at a time.

There are only two things he loves more than being stroked – catnip and bouncy balls, which he has fun playing with.

Majestic’s ideal home is to be part of a family without other cats and dogs and with children older than 10 years.

l Tinkerbell, a female black and white adult cat, and Misty, a female tortoiseshell adult cat, both enjoy attention and are loving and affectionate.

Misty is more confident and loves to go off and explore – she likes to be stroked for a short period of time and then will search for new adventures.

Tinkerbell can be a little nervous of new things but loves to be cuddled and will sit on your knee for most of the day.

Misty and Tinkerbell need to be rehomed together as they are very close. They could possibly be rehomed with another cat but cannot live with dogs.

l Four-year-old Mastiff cross Ben is a very clever dog who loves to please and is always keen to learn new things.

He enjoys cuddles, strokes and a good massage and loves to play tug-of-war with his toys during playtime in the paddocks.

As he is a large and boisterous dog, Ben would need to be rehomed with children aged 16 and older and his forever home should have no other pets.

Ben needs an owner who has experience in dealing with large breed dogs and has time to spend training him.