Street Cat Bob Immortalised in Islington Green

Street Cat Bob Immortalised in Islington Green

In July 2021, a brand new statue was unveiled in Islington Green, London, celebrating the life and legacy of the one and solely Street Cat Bob. The foundry bronze statue of the inspirational feline was crowd funded by supporters throughout the globe to share his story of hope and that nobody is alone.

The world-famous ginger cat grew to become a star as the topic of the best-selling e book (revealed in 2012), and later two movies (launched in 2016 and 2020), A Street Cat Named Bob, chronicling the heart-warming and inspirational true story of the stray who helped James Bowen rebuild his life after discovering himself homeless and recovering from drug dependancy.

James first met Bob in 2007, when he found the road cat injured and deserted. He nursed him again to well being and, with the assistance of pet charity Blue Cross offering common well being checks microchipping him, they grew to become inseparable. Busking and promoting The Big Issue close to Islington Green, the place Bob would typically be seen sporting a knitted scarf and, unusually for a cat, would generally be seated on James’s shoulder. Bob introduced function to James’ life, spurring him on to turn out to be a profitable creator, via telling the story of their journey collectively and constructing an adoring following.

Tragically, Bob the Cat handed away in June 2020, however his story and character touched hearts everywhere in the world. Now Bob lives on, immortalised as a statue in Islington Green for all to get pleasure from.

Created by sculptor Tanya Russell, the life dimension statue of Bob is positioned on an Aberdeenshire Scottish granite bench in Islington Green, overlooking the Waterstones bookstore, a key location in Bob and James’ story, because it’s the place James wrote his first e book recounting their journey collectively.

At the official unveiling immediately, which was dwell streamed internationally, emotional tributes got from each James Bowen and Mark Bossley, Chief Veterinary Surgeon at Blue Cross, who handled Bob and whose animal hospitals present remedy and take care of the pets of householders who’re on means examined advantages.

James Bowen, commenting on the tribute mentioned:

“I’m so extremely happy with Bob and grateful for the time we shared. He enriched my life from the second I met him. He saved me and he touched the lives of thousands and thousands, offering optimism to folks internationally. My extraordinary four-legged good friend has impressed books, movies and now this glorious statue.

Today has been extremely emotional. I wish to say an enormous thanks to everybody who has helped to make sure his legacy lives on. From the legions of supporters who’ve donated in many alternative methods to make this tribute doable to Tanya for her outstanding sculpture and to Islington Council for enabling this memorial in such a particular place, which holds so many necessary recollections in our journey collectively.

Bob was my greatest good friend and my trainer and represents that we’re all stronger collectively. He will at all times be my fixed companion via life. My hope is that when folks go to Bob’s statue, or as they merely cross by, that they may take a second to do not forget that everybody deserves a second probability and that no-one is alone.”

Mark Bossley mentioned: “We are glad that we had been capable of be there for James and Bob, ensuring Bob was in the most effective of well being. And we’re so grateful for his or her continued assist for Blue Cross, the funds and consciousness that James and Bob went on to boost for our charity has helped numerous different pets. The statue actually is a superb tribute to a really outstanding cat.”

Paul McNamee, Editor of The Big Issue, mentioned: “Never has there been a cat so beloved, not solely by James and all of us at The Big Issue however thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world. It is, subsequently, solely proper that Bob ought to be honoured on this method, near the place the story all started, by James’ Big Issue pitch in Islington. We applaud Bob’s loyal fan membership and gifted sculptor, Tanya Russell for making all of it doable.”

Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, mentioned: “Many native folks fondly keep in mind Street Cat Bob, the cat from Angel who grew to become recognized all all over the world. Islington’s new Street Cat Bob bench will give native residents and guests someplace to take a seat and revel in our park, and we’d prefer to thank everybody who funded the bench, together with Street Cat Bob followers all over the world.”

Miniatures of Bob’s statue can be found on the market (proceeds will contribute in the direction of the maintenance of the statue) on James and Bob’s official Facebook web page, together with a recording of the revealing ceremony

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJamesBowenandStreetcatBob/

Or for extra info please go to www.streetcatbob.com

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