Loki could be the purrfect hero

A Christchurch cat might be named a local hero after the neighbourhood in which he prowls voted to make it a top priority.

Loki can often be seen at the entrance to New World Wigram, where he is happy to be patted and has become a well-known icon.

His owner Jemma Geayley said he began visiting the shopping area three years ago.

“He loves attention and is always out looking for a pat," she said. 

"He has only recently started to be fed [by community members].

"He’s always been big but more so now, so I prefer people don’t feed him so he still comes home for food.”

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairman Andrei Moore said the poll to make Loki a local hero was “just a bit of fun.”

“Loki is just the best.’’

Said Ms Geayley: “I set up Loki the Wigram Community Cat Facebook page and was blown away by how big it’s become, it now has over 1000 likes."