Amazing Tilly, who travelled from Turkey to UK, wants loving home in Chesterfield

An incredible cat who survived a 1,800-mile journey from Turkey to Britain on the back of a lorry is now looking for a loving home in Chesterfield.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 23rd September 2016, 3:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:32 pm
Tilly. Picture: Town and Country Photography.
Tilly. Picture: Town and Country Photography.

The tortoiseshell puss, called Tilly, was severely dehydrated, thin and shaken when she was discovered by a surprised long distance lorry driver as he unpacked his load after arriving at his destination in Northampton earlier this year.

Stowaway Tilly was taken to a local vet then placed in a quarantine unit at the Calagran Four Paws Hotel in Chesterfield.

The one-year-old is now in the care of Chesterfield Cats Protection (CCP) and seeking a new home following her ordeal.

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Sue Mosley, from CCP, said: “Tilly is a real, real character.

“She’s full of life with quite a bit of attitude and certainly knows her own mind.

“If you are looking for a cat who will keep you on your toes and will make you laugh out loud then Tilly is the one for you.

“It would help if you can speak a bit of Turkish!”

Sue added: “She came to us called Matilda but we’ve had to rename her Tilly as we already have a cat in care called Matilda.”

While Tilly was in the back of the lorry, she gave birth to three kittens.

Tragically, they did not survive the journey.

Before being homed, all CCP moggies are micro-chipped, vaccinated and neutered and come with one month’s complimentary insurance.

If you can give Tilly that loving home she is desperate for, call CCP on 01246 802919 or email [email protected]

For more information about the feline welfare charity and to find out how to volunteer there, visit