A remarkable outpouring of grief has occurred at the passing of the Bus Stop Cat, Missy. Local people have created a sort of shrine at the bus stop that she frequented. It is beautiful but I can’t help feel that her death was so unnecessary if she was killed on the road as has been suggested by a local veterinarian. The owner had said that he thought his cat had been the victim of cat cruelty by an unknown person.
Under these circumstances many floral tributes, although touching, is less appropriate I’d suggest. Couldn’t someone have tried to change the attitude of Missy’s owner in letting her regularly wander around and sleep at the bus stop which is obviously feet from what must be a main road? If I saw a cat at my bus stop, I be terrified for the cat and try and find the owner and convince him of the error of his ways or I am being too bossy and negative?
No doubt some of the people leaving floral tributes and kind words were those who petted Missy at the bus stop when she was alive, enjoying her company but ignoring the grave danger which she was constantly under.
Anyway here are some photographs of this shrine.
Crowd funding donations are more than double the target:
What would you have done if you used this bus stop and regularly saw Missy there?