Best-selling author James Bowen began a crowdfunding campaign following the death of Bob in June. The author hopes to raise £100,000 in order to have a memorial garden and statue to honour the cat that played a sizeable part in Mr Bowen’s rehabilitation.
Nursed back to health
Bowen discovered Bob in 2007 in a dark period of his life. He nursed Bob back to health and in turn, received love, which inspired him to write A Street Cat Named Bob.
Bob died earlier this month aged 14 years.
A Street Cat Named Bob was published in 2012. It depicts the relationship between Bowen and Bob.
This and Bowen’s other books have earned the author an estimated £500,000K in royalties. According to The Mirror over eight million copies have since been sold.
Bowen hopes to use public donations to finance the statue and gardens.