During the last 16 years, Ashley the cat has lived at the crematorium in Worthing, where he has brought many smiles to the staff who work there and also comforted many bereaved visitors. It is reported Ashley recently passed away, and got his very own kitty cremation. Up to 40 people who were acquainted with the 'therapy cat' attended the ceremony.

Following the cat’s death, staff and friends from Worthing Crematorium, gathered together and paid for a kitty cremation to honour the caring feline. The service was carried out by Minister Sarah Jane Boden who had often spotted Ashley at cremation services she carried out. Around 40 people attended the cat’s cremation service, which comprised of prayers, hymns and music from the Aristocats musical. Representatives from Worthing Borough Council and the Deputy Mayor also attended the service.