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1st March 2019

A local cat charity is appealing to find a special home for Tilly, a diabetic cat who has been in care for over three months.

Jo Bouwman, volunteer at Cats Protection’s High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch, is currently fostering Tilly until she finds a new home. However, she is concerned that Tilly is being overlooked because of her condition.

Tabby and white catThirteen-year-old Tilly needs an understanding owner who is happy to give her insulin injections twice a day, so her diabetes can be controlled. Tilly takes this in her stride and seems un-phased by it all, especially if there is food to distract her.

Cats Protection hopes that people aren’t being put off from meeting Tilly and encourages people to give her a chance.

Jo said: “Tilly is one of the sweetest cats we’ve ever fostered. She stole our hearts within seconds and given the chance, I’m sure she’d steal yours too.

“We give Tilly her injections at breakfast and dinner, so she is distracted by food – she doesn’t even seem to notice and will then come straight over to me for fuss and attention.

“At 13-years-young, Tilly shows no sign of letting age get the better of her. She loves playing with toys and is particularly fond of her favourite fishing rod toy.

“Tilly is happiest when snoozing on a lap and her only dislike is my laptop, which she sees as an intruder. However, she will quite happily just lay on it, in protest.”

Cats Protection’s High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch is hoping that someone will look past Tilly’s diabetes and become her forever companion.

Anyone wishing to find out more about Tilly, or book a time to meet her, should contact Cats Protection’s High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch by calling 01494 681615 or by emailing

More information about the branch can be found by visiting:

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Notes to editors

  1. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  2. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity.
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