Meet selfless mamma kitty, Penelope. Penelope came to Bideawee in 2012 with her litter of six after her owner sadly passed away. Despite the trauma of losing her person and being thrust into a new environment with six little ones to care for, Penelope was a wonderful mamma, and saw all of her babies placed in loving homes. But the transition was all a lot for her, and it’s taken her a very long time to adjust to her surroundings. She’s still incredibly shy, and unless she knows you and feels comfortable with you, she is apt to run away and hide. She is also incredibly nervous when being handled. At this point, Penelope is 15 and Bideawee will likely be her forever home. Many shelters are unequipped to care for animals long-term, but we promise to care for our loved ones for as long as they need us. When you step up to sponsor animals like Penelope, you allow them to live out their days where they are most comfortable and content, and in the company of those who love them.