A CAT with two noses is currently up for adoption in Warrington.

Cats Protection Warrington, which is based on Elizabeth Drive in Padgate, is currently home to a cat that - due to a genetic abnormality - has two noses.

Named Nanny McPhee, due to the character's distinctive nose, the feline is four years old and is up for adoption.

Warrington Guardian: Nanny McPhee is currently available for adoptionNanny McPhee is currently available for adoption (Image: PA)

Initially, it was thought that she just had a large nose, but following a visit from a vet it was concluded that Nanny McPhee does indeed have two noses.

Staff at the centre describe the cat's abnormality as a 'real rarity.'

Senior field veterinary officer at Cats Protection, Fiona Brockbank, said: "A cat with two noses is a first for us in the Field Vet team.

"This is a real rarity and, thankfully, it isn't causing her any problems at all."

Nanny McPhee's online description - written from a first-person perspective - reads: "Hello, I'm Nanny McPhee - I did knock.

"Unlike my namesake, there isn't a stern bone in my body, I'm a lovely, gentle lady who came to the centre because my previous owner could no longer look after me.

"I may be a little bit odd looking, this is because I have a congenital abnormality which causes me to have a double nose. 

"It doesn't cause me any discomfort, and all the staff and volunteers here say that it actually looks pretty cool.

"I adore a fuss and a cuddle and love rolling around, showing off my belly.

"I'd love a new home to call my own, so what do you think? Am I right for you? Get in touch."

Fiona added: "Other congenital malformations within that area of a cat, such as a cleft lip and cleft palate, are not uncommon and can either be inherited or due to incident whilst developing in the uterus.

"Like all of our cats, Nanny McPhee will be neutered before rehoming so any concerns about inherited problems are resolved as she won't have kittens."

Warrington Guardian: The four-year-old feline is searching for a forever homeThe four-year-old feline is searching for a forever home (Image: PA)

Centre manager, Lindsay Kerr, said: "We have all fallen in love with our one-of-a-kind Nanny McPhee. We can't stop looking at her two noses.

"She has proven to be a gentle lady who adores a fuss and a cuddle and we are hopeful her new-found fame will mean she will have no shortage of potential adopters.

"She really does deserve a home where she can settle down and become the centre of a loving family."