After 5 Years Of Service, This Cat Earned A Promotion!

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on February 1, 2016

At the young age of just nine weeks, Felix the cat was hired at Huddersfield Railway Station in the UK to help alleviate a rodent infestation in 2011.

After five years of dedication to the job, this mouse-catching kitty has received the official title of Senior Pest Controller, earning her a uniform that’s complete with a name tag and reflective neon jacket.

Posted by Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat on Saturday, January 30, 2016


As with most promotion-earners, Felix is also known for going above and beyond in the workplace, taking on tasks that exceed the Senior Pest Controller’s job description.

She has been known to fill in at the ticket counter…

Always happy to assist with passenger enquiries!

Posted by Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat on Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Help out with data entry…

Happy Monday folks! Back to work for me…

Posted by Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat on Monday, December 28, 2015


Lend a paw while checking tickets…

 And even complete a little extra paperwork.


But most of all, Felix excels in her position: keeping railway patrons safe from rodents!

Power failure at Dewsbury means I’m having to keep the passengers amused.

Posted by Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat on Wednesday, November 4, 2015


This old pro has understandably become a favorite employee among commuters. And who could blame them? It looks like she’s got the “customer service” thing down cat–I mean, pat

…wonder how she gets paid?

Congrats on the promotion, Felix!


(Feature images adapted from the Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat Facebook page.)