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Robert the renowned allotment cat - the saddest news ...

18 April 2022
Robert the renowned allotment cat - the saddest news ...

Robert, the allotment cat, ‘passes over to Rainbow Bridge’ - just as his memoir is published …

We all remember a few years back when Walsall Road allotment holders – and Robert the allotment cat – fought to save their precious plots. The site was wanted for redevelopment for the commonwealth games but, thanks in no small part to Robert, the allotments were saved.

Sadly, earlier in April the branch received the heart-breaking news that Robert 'did not survive a tragic accident and died following a dog attack’. His human carer, Betty Farruggia, Secretary of the allotments, and all the plot-holders, are  devastated.

Robert was a friendly chap who arrived on the allotments in 2017. He went on to lead the campaign to 'Save Walsall Road Allotments' and amassed 40,000 twitter followers.  His daily tweets about life on the allotments gave joy to thousands. Betty and Robert ‘together’ had just completed his memoir. Tributes have been paid from all over the world, and a you-tube video, commemorating his life, has gone viral. A Tribute to Robert the Allotment Cat ๐Ÿˆ‍โฌ›๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒˆ - YouTube

Co-ordinator Nicole, on behalf of the branch, presented the allotment-holders with a ‘special memorial planter’ – and says: “It is fitting that Robert has his very own plot. He made the world a better place.”

The CP connection …

*Cats Protection North Birmingham has long had a moggie-mutually beneficial relationship with Walsall Road Allotments.The allotments take on cats that suit/prefer the outdoor life rather than adoption, the plot holders love them, and CP benefits from open days to raise funds. The Kindle version of Robert’s book is £2.99 and the paperback is £6.50. Every book sold means £1 more in the ‘allotment cats vet-bill-kitty’.

** Robert’s life story has been encapsulated in the book. The link to the relevant Amazon page is https://t.co/UgaQZUQdvN