Two cats from Cherwell have found a new home after they featured in an Oxford Mail article.

The Oxford Mail recently got in touch with Cherwell Cats Protection to see if their re-homing efforts could be helped.

The Cherwell Cats Protection branch was founded in 2006 and is run by a small team who are dedicated to improving the lives of cats in the Cherwell area.

Oxford Mail: Penelope's brother LeoPenelope's brother Leo (Image: Cherwell Cats Protection)

After starring in an Oxford Mail article, the newspaper was pleased to learn from the charity that both Penelope and Leo have found a new home together in Oxford.

Penelope and Leo had been in the branch’s care for 124 days which is a very long time considering that most of the charity's cats are re-homed within one to two months.

Oxford Mail: Leo and Penelope togetherLeo and Penelope together (Image: Cherwell Cats Protection)

A Cherwell Cats Protection spokesman said: "After 124 days in our care we are over the moon that Penelope and Leo found a home after being spotted in the Oxford Mail.

“Their new mum instantly fell in love with them.

“Their mum had been waiting for the right cats to come along, so thank you to the Oxford Mail for allowing this to happen!”

The two cats are around nine to 10 years old.

Penelope was previously described as liking to be stroked and enjoys playing with her catnip mice.

Leo also likes attention and is said to enjoy patting your arm so he can be stroked.