"At 24 years old now, she's definitely Britain's oldest rescue cat," Clarke asserted. "I certainly have never heard of one that is older in all the years that I have been running an animal sanctuary."
That age may also give her another title: the most rejected cat in Britain. Clark explains:
Over the years that we have had Tilly at the sanctuary, she has been passed over by more than 30,000 different people looking for a cat - they want a cat that will come over for a cuddle and she didn't fit the bill.
While she's never found a human who wants to take her home, she's not going anywhere. WMAW has made a lifetime commitment to the cats who enter the sanctuary. Even if somebody did want to adopt Tilly, at this point, it would probably do more harm than good. Clark says that moving her at this age "could even be bad for her health."
As old as Tilly may be, she may have more years in her to come. According to Clark, "She can be a bit grumpy but she is in good health."
Although Tilly's not available for adoption, there are many other senior cats who would love to be welcomed into your home. Visit Adopt-a-Pet.com to find a pet in your area.