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Felix the Huddersfield Station cat goes global with fans in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the USA

Since her promotion, Felix has made headlines in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Netherlands

She’s so famous she needs to start watching out for the cat-arrazzi.

Felix the Huddersfield Railway Station cat has gone global following the news in the Examiner of her promotion to Senior Pest Controller this week.

The moggy is giving famous felines Grumpy Cat and Garfield a run for their money, as she hits the headlines in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

Felix has seen her Facebook followers more than double in the past few days, with swaithes of adoring international fans posting on her wall.

Facebook follower Nina Yan Hsin Kuo messaged Felix to say: “Taiwan (sic) newspaper brought me here”, while Shelina Koster from the Netherlands posted to say she had found Felix after seeing her appear in the Dutch media.

Felix has also had messages from people in China, Afghanistan, Scotland, New Zealand and various states in America, as well as from people all across the UK including London, Surrey and Coventry.

Felix the Huddersfield Station cat hits the headlines in Hong Kong's The Sun newspaper

Martha Gonzalez from Brownsville, Texas, posted on Felix’s Facebook saying she had a cat called Kitty who was an administrative assistant at Mueller Co.

She said: “Kitty came to Mueller being a kitten herself and now she is a 12 yrs (sic) old employee with 11 years of seniority.

“Kitty is very proud and happy of your promotion and wants a badge of her own now.”

Felix said: “I’m totally bewitched! Fantastic stuff - who’d have thought cats were so popular on the Internet?!”

Felix the Huddersfield station cat in her new high-vis jacket

The feline featured in the Examiner this week after she was promoted to Senior Pest Controller, and was given a high-vis jacket and special name tag.

Felix was brought to the station five years ago as a kitten to keep the platforms free of mice and pidgeons, and has since won over hearts of staff and commuters alike.



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