‘Asda Cat’ Daisy safely back home af­ter los­ing a leg

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Arrivals - By Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

saw­illiams@thek­m­group.co.uk 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

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