Lasting legacy for much-loved moggy
An inspired fundraising campaign is set to secure a lasting legacy for a much-loved ‘bus stop cat’ in Havant.
Twelve-year-old Missy was a regular at the stop in Dunsbury Way where people catch the No.39 bus. She recently had to be put to sleep after what vets believe was the result of being struck by a vehicle.
Her passing provoked an outpouring of grief in the community and the bus stop became a shrine, with flowers and tributes to the much-loved moggy.
Stagecoach bus driver, Craig Cockram, who often saw Missy at the bus stop, set up a fundraising page for a plaque in her name, which has already raised more than £4,000.
Now, Stagecoach bosses have gone one step further and agreed to name a bus after her after Craig approached them with the suggestion.
Now Craig is waiting to hear from Hampshire County Council about the erection of a plaque or similar memorial. Any remaining money will be donated to animal charities chosen by Missy’s owners.
The donation page is at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/39busstopcat