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Locals call for memorial to remember beloved "Asda Cat"

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A community is mourning the sad passing of a cat who made a huge impression on everybody she met. Now locals want a permanent memorial outside her favourite hangout spot.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 21/08/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Fring the cat spent most her time lounging outside the Asda superstore in Sinfin, Derbyshire. In fact, shoppers named her the "Asda Cat," and seeing Fring was a highlight of their day. Ian Stevens works at the Asda car park. Speaking to a local newspaper, he said:

"She was the first friendly face I saw and the last before I went home."

Fring also helped people through the tough times, including the recent COVID-19 lockdown.

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Matt Dawson was forced to spend months in self-isolation because of an underlying health issue; his visits to Asda were the only time he left the house, and there was always one friend waiting to show him some love.


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"Fring would come up to my car after I finished shopping and sit with me for half an hour," said Matt. "It was one of the highlights of a nightmare few months." 

Sadly, Fring passed away earlier this month following a road accident.

Gone, but never forgotten

Locals laid flowers outside the Asda store in memory of this very special kitty. They also started a petition for a permanent memorial. It currently has four hundred signatures.

Fring's cat mum, Kate Beeson, was overwhelmed by the community's response.

"It's so wholesome to see a whole community come together over one furry little legend," said Kate. "Fring deserves it."


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