Huddersfield Train Station’s Patrolling Cat, Felix, is Promoted to Senior Pest Controller

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HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – A beloved cat who has spent almost five years patrolling a West Yorkshire railway station has recently been given a promotion for her dedication to her job.

Felix, a black-and-white cat tuxedo, has been named Senior Pest Controller and given a new high-vis jacket and a name badge by TransPennine Express.

She has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station since back in 2011, catching mice, making friends with commuters on a daily basis and getting paid in cat treats.

A beloved moggie who has spent almost five years patrolling a West Yorkshire railway station has been given a promotion for her dedication to her job
A beloved moggie who has spent almost five years patrolling a West Yorkshire railway station has been given a promotion for her dedication to her job
Ever since she was a kitten, she has been a valuable and popular member of the station team, keeping it vermin-free
Ever since she was a kitten, she has been a valuable and popular member of the station team, keeping it vermin-free
Felix, a black and white cat, has been named Senior Pest Controller and given a new high-vis jacket and a name badge on behalf of TransPennine Express
Felix, a black and white cat, has been named Senior Pest Controller and given a new high-vis jacket and a name badge on behalf of TransPennine Express

Thankfully, the train operators spotted Felix’s problem, and she now enjoys the use of a unique cat flap which allows her to bypass the barriers.

The new system has been a complete success and the feline is able to go about her business.

Over the course of the years she has gained the support of her colleagues and captured the hearts of commuters in the process.

Felix even has her very own Facebook page with more than 4k followers!

Staff say that Felix is part of the family, although she does like to think that she runs the place, they say
Staff say that Felix is part of the family, although she does like to think that she runs the place, they say
As a result of her hardwork Felix has been given her own catflap and has captured the hearts of commuters
As a result of her hardwork Felix has been given her own catflap and has captured the hearts of commuters
Felix has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station since 2011
Felix has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station since 2011
Felix even has her very own Facebook page, with thousands of followers
Felix even has her very own Facebook page, with thousands of followers
The beloved cat is pictured here being held by Andy McClements, Customer Services Team Leader, with Andy Croughan, Station Manager (left) and Chris Bamford, Customer Services Assistant (right)
The beloved cat is pictured here being held by Andy McClements, Customer Services Team Leader, with Andy Croughan, Station Manager (left) and Chris Bamford, Customer Services Assistant (right)

Chris Bamford, a Customer Services Assistant at the station, said: ‘The promotion is just a nice appreciation of Felix’s work. It is a reward for nearly five years of service. Her presence just brings a smile.

‘She can often be found on the concourse just sitting on a podium next to me during the busy periods. The morning commuters just glance at Felix and it brings a smile out of them.”

‘Felix is part of the family here, although she does like to think that she runs the place.’

The dedicated kitty’s name was given to her when she was a kitten and staff thought she was a male.

After discovering she was actually female, they decided to let the name stick anyway.

Be sure to follow Felix on Facebook:
Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat

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