Joyce Clark, owner of WMAW, recalls the story of how Tilly came to the sanctuary. "When Tilly was found, she had given birth to kittens in a coal bunker in somebody's garden. She had probably been abandoned," she told Caters News Agency.
Over the years, cats have come and gone at WMAW, but Tilly has stayed.
"Tilly's personality could be a bit difficult, so I can see why she didn't get re-homed, but she is so good with the other cats in the shelter and has looked after a few of them herself," Clark continued.
She's even helped comfort blind and paralyzed cats who've come to the sanctuary to live out the rest of their lives.