South London's RSPCA branch is showcasing pets in need of love and a forever home – including cheeky Elvis the cat, a mum and baby dwarf bunny duo and an elderly feline looking for a quiet place to retire.

The RSPCA’s south London rehoming centre is closed to the public, but you can foster and rehome pets using a remote process on their website.

Between 2021 and 2022, the charity saw a six per cent increase in the number of dogs taken into care and a four per cent increase in the number of cats.

One such pet is Elvis, a black cat who arrived at RSPCA South London in February because his owner couldn’t keep him.

Elvis resides at a foster home now but needs a forever home.

Jacqui Jackson, branch manager, said: “At first he would hide on top of the fridge, but now he loves to watch TV with his fosterers, he loves a nature documentary.

“He has his own special chair which he gets very grumpy about if someone else takes it. He’s a cheeky boy and loves sitting in the plant pot and likes watching the birds and bugs. He needs to be able to go outside.

“We’d love to be able to find a loving, patient home for Elvis where he can learn to trust again and truly be himself. Elvis is seven years old and would prefer to be the only cat in an adult only household.

Meanwhile, brown Netherland dwarf rabbits Tea and Biscuits, mother and daughter aged two and one, were handed over to the branch after a rescue from an owner who was overwhelmed.

They've been at the centre for four months without any interest.

Jacqui said: “They like to dig in their sandboxes and love their greens. They could live indoors as house rabbits, or outdoors in a secure converted shed or wendy house.

“Rabbits need a lot of space so if they are not able to roam freely, their accommodation needs to meet the minimum measurements of 3m x 2m x 1m.”

Another heart-worthy cause is 16-year-old Sam the cat, who'd love nothing more than a tranquil retirement home.

Jacqui said: “Sam would prefer to live with adults only but could live with other pets. He likes to look out the window at the birds but isn't that fussed about going out.

“He'd much prefer finding a warm patch for a snooze. He's affectionate, but on his own terms!”

The RSPCA appeals to animal lovers who could give these pets a home to get in touch via