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.
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!
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.