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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2012, 10:09:19 AM »
awwwwwwww - made my Christmas this has
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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2012, 18:17:29 PM »
I'm so pleased about this (I did actually see the news on the rescue FB page, fabulous  ;D) I hope she's really happy in her new home.
I'll move this now  :hug:
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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2012, 17:49:58 PM »
Oh this made me cry.  :briggin:

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2012, 15:25:50 PM »
Fantastic news  ;D    :narna dance: :narna dance: :narna dance:

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2012, 14:13:44 PM »
Happy Christmas Penny and I hope you just love your new home  ;D

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 13:55:57 PM »
fab news!

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 13:06:53 PM »
This has just made my day, actually my week! Brilliant news - and just before Xmas too  :) x100

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 12:44:06 PM »




Aw,t hat's such good news.  Am absolutely delighted for Penny.  Now she can have the home, the family, the life and the Christmas she deserves.  :Luv:

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Re: Penny - HOMED
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2012, 12:13:32 PM »
YESYESYEYS

Penny has a new home.
she came here last christmas eve and is now happily in a new home.   ;D

thank you to all of you who wished her well.  :hug:

A couple who had seen Penny in the paper came to meet her, they were happy that she may take a long time to come round and they both seemed really nice and just the quiet, patient home she needed. i went round to give here her zyclene ( i wasn't stalking penny honest!) and in the two days she had been there she had been coming out of her bed and positioning herself under a dining chair where she could watch what was happening.

we are all so happy to finally get Penny out of here.
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2012, 08:50:02 AM »
Poor Penny  :(

 :Luv: Everything crossed that some very special person will come along and give her a wonderful forever home  :hug:
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2012, 23:04:33 PM »
Hope the press release does the trick for her, the portrait is just fab  :)

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2012, 22:55:41 PM »
Aww.  Poor Penny.  I'm sorry sad for her.  Fingers crossed x

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2012, 14:07:13 PM »
Great portrait and if still no home she will be put back up at the top of Purrs after the auction

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2012, 14:02:04 PM »
That portrait is brilliant - hope it brings her person out of hiding  :)

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2012, 13:54:06 PM »
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
gentle stroke."

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."
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2012, 14:09:40 PM »
it is sad but we are going on a Penny mission next week where we change all our online presence to be Penny orientated. Penny will be the voice of our facebook page.

Yay  ;D it would be so lovely to get a fabulous home for her for Christmas  :hug:

Best of luck for her, fingers and paws crossed here xx
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2012, 10:08:51 AM »
she hides like that a lot of the time. she is actually better as previously she would always cover herself with a blanket aswell and it was better for her in the summer as she would sit out in the pen more.

we are planning an article for her. the local paper wants something about a christmas cat later in the year, so if she is still here we will feature Penny as she came here last christmas. i have never known a cat be here for this long - to put it in perspective the average time for cats to be in the shelter is 6 weeks.

it is sad but we are going on a Penny mission next week where we change all our online presence to be Penny orientated. Penny will be the voice of our facebook page.


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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012, 23:07:12 PM »
 :( I just can't believe people would overlook her  :(  It's so sad to see her, does she hide like that most of the day?

It's heartbreaking to think she may have missed her owner so much I'd love to give her a cuddle  :hug:

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 17:03:11 PM »
Bless her :care: Is your local paper cat friendly? Maybe you could ask for a mini-article on her appealing for a long term foster or home.

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 16:01:51 PM »
We have volunteer here who takes little videos of the cats for our website and facebook page.

This is all the footage she got of Penny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_qZsqp7ROw
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we are now looking for a long term foster for her aswell as adoptiion as we are hoping with more tlc with a single person she may come out of her shell a bit. we are planning to saturate our facebook page with her one day next week too.
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 15:39:13 PM »
She is gorgeous and do hope some kind peeson with the right home will come along, I reckon she really wants to be loved if she can force herself, very like my Sasa  ;D

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 15:26:03 PM »
Hi yes she is lovely !!  :) THANKYOU for the interest. we are worried about her going to a home with other cats as she copes so terribly with stress and she so easily slips into her hiding habit. Unrelatred adult females can have 'whose the boss' issues so we would not home her to a home with another adult female. Homing to a home with male cats we would consider especially as she has been here so long.

She has been seen out the last two days so she was stalked by a camera and we have put an album of her onto facebook. Its only now that we have noticed that spending all your waking time motionless in a bed ..or eating can make you a bit (ahem) plump

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151354587902525&set=a.10151354587532525.416735.24720682524&type=1&theater    should take you straight to the album (click on the arrows at the side to flick through)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haworth-Cat-Rescue/24720682524?ref=mf   is our facebook page if it doesn't work
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2012, 16:30:50 PM »
Do you have any other pictures of Penny please? What colour is the rest of her  :Luv:
Is it definately a "no other cats" home she is looking for?
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 14:34:14 PM »
THANK YOU

It was a real treat to see her sweet little face in the news box.

THANK YOU  :)
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 21:23:44 PM »
I've added her to the news box  :) There's two features up there now so if you don't see her at first, she's not hiding she'll be along in a few seconds!

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 18:37:40 PM »
Just so you know, SamMewl, I tried the Felifriend spray with little Kitty, she hated it and attacked anything it was sprayed on. Including my slippers.  :Crazy:

It is said that some cats that react badly when confronted with Felifriend have had bad experiences with their mothers. Apparently this is the feromone contained in felifriend spray. As none of us know the history of our rescue cats it's possible she may react either way.

Since she left us, my slippers continue to be an attack target for my next door neighbour's cat. Just so's you know.  :-:

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 17:43:02 PM »
Thanks tiggy's mum, yes please get Penny on the front page  :)

She is hiding again today and hasn't been eating her wet food so hasn't been getting the zyklene. Its always difficult to know what is causing what but it could mean it is that, that has been helping her. The problem with using plug ins, is that in summer we have the pen doors open to air the pen so the diffuser isn't really going to be effective, i will try again with the spray though.

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 16:39:21 PM »
Very pleased that she seems to have turned a corner somewhat, you'd still be welcome to have Penny featured on the front page news box if you wanted to  :)

I know Liz is a big fan of Zyklene and as she often deals with ferals it really seems to help the more nervous cat. If there's a socket available near her pen you could also try a feliway plug in.


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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 09:33:17 AM »
that is good news!

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 09:32:43 AM »
What a beautiful girl, if only she could learn to love again  :(

I have just reminded myself that we used to have 2 or 3 'harder to home' cats on the newbox on the front page of Purrs - would you like Penny to be one of them?

two days ago I was going to say absolutely yes please but.... Penny seems to be coming round  :wow:

one of our volunteers has taken her under her wing and has been reading to her (how to train a sheep dog  :-:) We have also put her on zyclene for a week and yesterday she spent the whole day out in her ouside run, with the volunteer sitting with her  ;D

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 23:33:21 PM »
So very sad, do you think that she is grieving and needs a person to love her?

I took on a 7yr old and its taken 7 years for her to allow me to stroke her but she still runs away from closed doors or feet .

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 18:09:18 PM »
What a beautiful girl, if only she could learn to love again  :(

I have just reminded myself that we used to have 2 or 3 'harder to home' cats on the newbox on the front page of Purrs - would you like Penny to be one of them?

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 17:36:20 PM »
She came to us after her owner had died and has hid ever since. She has been here much longer than even our grumpy, older cats do. Although for some of that she was fostered in a home while we tried to work on her confidence. I don't know why she has withdrawn so much from the world but she has made a habit of it. We have had people sit with her but she does not  respond positively.

She is overlooked because she NEVER comes out to see anyone who is looking for a cat. I have had two people looking for cats that were difficult, that have been here the longest, in both cases they didn't give Penny a second glance, in both instances she was just a nose under a blanket.

When I get to see her out and about at tea time when its quiet her she will blink at me as long as i don't come into her pen. We really need somone who wants to take on a challenge that i am sure will turn out to be so rewarding when she starts to trust someone.

She is about 2 years old.
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 12:20:45 PM »



Aw bless her - she's a bonny little girl.  Wonder what on earth has led to her being so timid  >:(

I guess if she had a safe space of her own in her forever home she'd come round with time.

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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 12:01:30 PM »
Aww she's lovely  :Luv: I'm so surprised she's waiting after all this time  :(

Do you know old she is and what's her background?
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Re: Penny - hiding from a new home, can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 09:47:32 AM »
poor penny, I hope someone can help her

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Penny - HOMED
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 09:29:37 AM »
This is our Penny, who unfortunately is still in need of an experienced cat owner to give her a forever home.

Penny is our longest resident, having been with us since just before Christmas 2011. She was very traumatised on arrival and hid in the smallest possible place - very uncomfortable for her. After a short period we decided to put her through our "cat whispering" process and although initially she continued to hide, as time went on she became more confident, and allowed herself to be stroked. She enjoyed the cat treats which form a part of our whispering process!.

She will need a quiet home with no other pets or children where she will be left alone for the first few weeks. Once settled, we strongly believe she will make somebody a lovely companion. With any rescue cat you make a huge difference to them by giving them a forever home, by adopting Penny the difference will be more marked because of her special need to be in a home. While we make a special effort to make sure all of our cats are interacted with, some cats don't suit a rescue situation, and Penny is one of them.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 12:04:58 PM by SamMewl »
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