WE shared the news that tributes have been paid to a 'beloved' Carlisle pet shop cat. 

Will, who was a prominent fixture at W Nixon & Sons Pet Shop on Bank Street, passed away aged 16 on Tuesday, March 26. 

The black and white feline was often present at the shop where he would interact with local shoppers and was known to wander around Carlisle's Bank Street and High Street areas.

Robin Nixon, the shop's manager, announced Will's passing and paid tribute to the beloved Carlisle cat. 

Our readers shared their condolences.

Laura J Thomson said: "It would be lovely to have his own wee statue sitting by the door or something similar," and Tore Pi agreed, saying: "I’d love to see something like this for him."

Sheila Southen said: "RIP gorgeous boy we all will miss you," as Sarah Ayerst added: "I had planned to go in tomorrow and say hello. I am so sorry to hear this. Sleep tight sweet boy."

Kaye Jackson said: "Aw so sorry to hear this. I loved to say hello to him or see him snoozing in the window. Sleep tight Will."

Dawn Graham said: "It was so nice to see him in the shop," and Laura Brown said she was "absolutely gutted".

Simon Jones said: "He was amazing! May his soul reach the heavens."

Jeanette Maria Whalen commented: "I would take my girls into the pet shop when they were younger to see him. I bought my cat Krystal from the shop and he is 14 in June."