Fluffy white cat Lancelot — Lance to his friends — spent the night playing hot water bottle for courier S near Glasgow, before being delivered to his new forever home where he received the warmest of welcomes.

Home is a smallholding nestled in the Scottish hills that’s a loving home to quite a number of rescue dogs and cats, so Lance will have plenty of companions. It’s a far cry from when he was found with a broken jaw and hips after falling from a third-floor balcony in Athens, and left lying in the street by his then owners who refused to take him to the vet.

Lance is set for a wonderful life in his new Scottish home

Lance is set for a wonderful life in his new Scottish home

Then it was on to collect Border Collie Gwen. Born and bred on a farm in the Scottish Highlands, she's been trained as a sheepdog and is ready to start her working life on a sheep farm in Kent.

Then it was on to collect Border Collie Gwen. Born and bred on a farm in the Scottish Highlands, she’s been trained as a sheepdog and is ready to start her working life on a sheep farm in Kent.