We are sorry to say that Ashley, the much-loved Worthing Crematorium cat, has been put to sleep.
Ashley, who was an outdoor cat, was about 16 years old. He had lived in the Crematorium all of that time but old age has finally caught up with him.
Staff are not sure quite how he ended up at the facility in Horsham Road; he just arrived one day and decided to make the Crematorium his home.
He is already very much missed by all of the staff and he provided a significant amount of comfort to our bereaved visitors.
Steps to plan a short memorial service for Ashley are underway.