‘Asda Cat’ Daisy safely back home after losing a leg
firstname.lastname@example.org Ashford’s best-known cat is recovering at home after suffering a nasty injury which resulted in having one of her legs amputated.
Black and white moggy Daisy, commonly known as ‘Asda Cat’ because she spends so much time hanging around the Kimberley Way supermarket, had to have her back left leg removed last week.
It is not known how Daisy suffered her injury, but it happened some time between Saturday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 16, when she was missing from her home in Sterling Way.
Owner Nicki Wright said: “Daisy had been missing for a few days and she goes over to Asda quite a lot. We went there asking about her several times.”
Then, last Tuesday when Nicki’s daughter was shopping in Asda, she heard an announcement asking for her to come to the front of the store. A good samaritan had spotted Daisy under the bridge in the park at the rear of the supermarket and reported it to staff.
Mother-of-three Nicki added: “I think Daisy must have been trying to get home, but her leg and paw were damaged. Her leg was just dangling.
“I think Daisy was very lucky that day that she was found, otherwise she might have died there under that bridge.
“I wish I knew what happened to her. It is very frustrating. The vet did say that cats do adapt quite quickly.
“Daisy is very stubborn, so I know she’ll get used to it.”
Seven- year- old Daisy was treated at the Lakeview Veteri Veterinary Centre, Deal, and is now back at home and recovering well.
Nicki added: “I would like to thank a few people. Lavinia Pickering and her daughter Sophie Pickering are the ones that found Daisy – so a big thank you to them.
“Also thank you to Doug the trolley porter who carried Daisy home on the day she was found. Also, thank you to Sandra Reed, who brought around a little gift and get well card for Daisy. And to everyone for their support.”
Asda manager Phil Brazil said: “We all know Daisy and we would like to say ‘Get well soon’. We look forward to seeing her back in the store soon.”
Anyone who would like to contact Nicki to inquire about Daisy can call her on 07816105499.
Our story which appeared on May 9