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This is the life! Frank the Tesco cat swaps supermarket for country living

PUBLISHED: 10:06 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:27 11 February 2019

Frank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by owner

Frank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by owner

supplied by owner

A cat who became a much-loved fixture at a Great Yarmouth supermarket is loving his new life in the country, roaming the fields and enjoying cuddles in his new home.

Frank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by ownerFrank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by owner

Frank found himself an unlikely social media celebrity, becoming so popular with shoppers that more than 2,000 people visited his Facebook page to share pictures and keep up to date with all his antics.

Sauntering around the store in Pasteur Road meant a constant supply of tickles and fuss from fans.

However his status as a welcome regular came to an end when he was hit by a car in the car park and seriously injured.

Generous Frank followers dug deep to contribute over £2,000 for treatment after it was revealed his diaphragm was ripped.

And it meant his heartbroken owner Dawn Myhill took the difficult decision to re-home him somewhere safe - swapping supermarket aisles for fields and hedgerows - although he was much-missed.

Frank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by ownerFrank the cat who became a fixture at Tesco in Great Yarmouth and charmed shoppers Picture: supplied by owner

His new owner said the cat was in his element out in the countryside.

He said: “I held Frank when he was a day old and I noticed that he had what looked to be the punisher skull (Marvel character) on his forehead.

“The punisher’s name is Frank Castle, so he was named Frank.

“I’ve been friends with Dawn for many years and when she made the decision to re-home Frank it was with a heavy heart.

“Dawn would not have given him to just anyone and if I hadn’t have offered he would probably still be with her.

“She is happy that Frank is safe and well now living an outside life in the country. We always keep in touch.”

Frank was seriously injured in September 2017 but managed to make his way home to Cobholm.

He wasn’t breathing well and although he was eating and drinking a trip to the vets revealed he needed an urgent operation, at a cost of £2,500.

After he moved away the store agreed to host what is called Frank’s Bank, a Cats Protection Anglia Coastal collection point in which people can leave cat food for the charity.

Throughout his tenure Mrs Myhill was keen to stress Frank had a loving home and was well-fed and cared for.

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