Memorial plaques for Molly the Yate Tesco cat

May 29 2022
Memorial plaques for Molly the Yate Tesco cat

A CAT who captured shoppers' hearts at Yate's Tesco superstore has had plaques installed on a wall and bench in her memory.

Molly the Yate Tesco cat, who had her own Facebook page with more than 4,000 members, died after being involved in an accident at the end of April.

Tributes poured in after Molly, who was a week short of her 10th birthday, was run over.

She lived nearby but had spent years patrolling the car and trolley parks, befriending shoppers and exploring their bags.

Molly's owner, who asked not to be named, said: "She was the most amazingly spirited, mischievous, adventurous, stubborn, cantankerous, grumpy, friendly and loving animal on the planet and I know how much joy she brought to everyone, which was why I never clipped her wings.

"She she finally used up the last of her nine million lives."

People left cards and flowers at the Tesco Extra store at Yate Shopping Centre after the accident in an "outpouring of love and support".

Now Tesco has put up plaques next to the trolley area Molly loved to frequent and on a bench outside the store's exit.