We are doing a press release for Penny - hopefully it will bring her person to us. Attached portrait too
"Picture purrfect but still no home for Penny
Three year old Penny has spent the last 12 months in care at Haworth Cat
Rescue after her owner died.
This dainty domestic shorthair is now the shelter's longest resident -
arriving traumatised and frightened just before Christmas in 2011.
"As soon as she arrived, Penny hid away in a tiny corner where she felt no
one could hurt her. It was heartbreaking to see her so frightened," said
rescue founder, Sara Atkinson. "After a while we decided that it would take
more than the average amount of care and attention to bring Penny around and
so we put her through our cat whispering programme. With great effort and
time she became more confident and even started to let us to give her a
Although still a little shy, staff at the rescue are confident that, with
the patience of an experienced owner, Penny will make a loving companion.
"Penny needs a home where she is the only cat. She isn't very comfortable
around dogs or children which is why we have found it so difficult to find
her a new home," said Sam, shelter manager at Haworth Cat Rescue. "To start
with, Penny will need a few quiet weeks to find her feet and that is why we
are looking for someone who has a lot of patience and a big heart for out
little girl. The best present for everyone here at the rescue would be to
see her in a loving home in time for Christmas."
A forever home is all any rescue cat wants but for Penny that dream has
proved elusive. "Anyone adopting a cat from a rescue can be sure to have
made a huge difference to their lives. But for Penny, having a home to call
her own would be something truly special. Spending a whole year in a rescue
isn't good for any cat but it has been a particularly long time for our poor
Penny who just dreams of a quiet spot on a cosy sofa," said Sara.
Haworth Cat Rescue has had a portrait commissioned of Penny to try and bring
out her true, gentle personality. Along with a very grateful cat, her new
owner will receive the portrait to keep."