TRIBUTES have been paid online to Lymm's 'most famous cat'.

Daisy May was well-known in the village and even had more than 300 followers on a Facebook page dedicated to the much-loved feline.

But earlier this week her owners revealed she had sadly died.

The post added: "Unfortunately we have some bad news.

"We’ve had a call from the vets to say Daisy has been involved in an accident today..... she’s not made it.

"We’re heartbroken."

Warrington Guardian:

Pic credit: The Life of Daisy May Facebook page

Daisy was hit by a car on Whitbarrow road but the motorist drove away from the scene.

A man who was walking past and recognised Daisy picked her up off the road and took her to the vets.

Daisy's owner adds: "To the man who picked her up off the road thank you so much for that we can’t thank you enough.

"We’ve never felt pain like this and there’s not many words I have to say about whoever hit her and drove off.... speed limits are there for a reason and you’ve broken a family but also everyone in Lymm who knew her and loved her."

Often spotted in The Brewery Tap or Lymm Heritage Centre, many residents often posted pictures and reviews on the Facebook page commenting on Daisy giving them cuddles and being stretched out on sofas.

Warrington Guardian:

Pic credit: The Life of Daisy May Facebook page

A large number of people have also posted tributes and well wishes on her page since the sad news spread around the village.

One comment added: "It’s not often you come across a cat that has as much character that Daisy May had.

"What a lovely feline and so loved by the people who knew her.

"She will be sadly missed."

Her owners have since thanked everyone who took the time to get in touch.

The post adds: "Didn’t think it would hurt quite so much but I’ve received such lovely messages and pictures that have made me laugh and cry.

"She’s still watching us all and probably up to no good in heaven. Huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts.... she wouldn’t be Daisy without her Lymmers."

Daisy will now be laid to rest in Lymm with many people suggesting a planter or painting would make a fitting tribute.