Cats Protection’s South Wirral Branch is searching for the owner of a pregnant mystery moggie that was found with her kittens in a Saughall garden.

The cat, named Mittens according to her microchip, was found in the garden of a Saughall home and rescued by Cats Protection volunteers.

She has been taken in to care at the South Wirral branch, along with her two male kittens, but now the search is on to try and trace her owner.

Mittens, who was microchipped in 2012, is around four to five years’ old and is black with white-tipped toes and a white V-shaped patch of fur on her neck.

Sadly, the vet practice where she was microchipped has no record of her owner and the phone number connected to her microchip does not work.

Her two kittens are around 12 weeks’ old and have since been named Sooty and Sweep by branch volunteers. Mittens is around halfway through her current pregnancy.

Branch co-ordinator Janice Knox said: “Mittens is a beautiful cat and we would love to be able to reunite her with her owner.

“She and her kittens are currently safe, warm and being well looked after in our care, and if no owner comes forward we will find them all loving new homes. However we want to try our best to track down her original owner first.

“If anyone has any information please contact us urgently.”

If you think you might be Mittens owner contact Janice Knox at Cats Protection’s South Wirral Branch on 07544 000 380.