George is a furry resident of Stourbridge Junction Station, England. The station manager took him in and brought him here three years ago, but in that time the cat has become a local star. He has recently been given the official title of “head catcher of mice.”
Now George has a badge, his own place with a cot and a bowl, and a ton of attention from everyone around him. The staff and locals adore him, and the kitty is happy to be of service. He often catches mice at the station and brings trophies to the supervisor, 66-year-old Ian Tomlinson, who once took him in.
Simone Carter, who is the station manager, said: “George started hanging about the station, and supervisor Ian Tomlinson, 66, brought him into the ticket office where he made himself at home. They formed a special bond and George often would wait around for Ian to finish work. Ian would carry him home back to his owners who then asked Ian to adopt George as they were emigrating. And the rest is history!”
When Ian retires at the end of the year, he wants to take the kitty with him. In the meantime, George is doing wonderfully well in his important position at the station. During his time here, he has become known not only in the town but all over the world. People often bring him gifts- toys and treats.
Ian said: “Over the years, George has gained a lot of love. We set up a Twitter for him and people from all over the place follow him. He’s received presents from Australia, Japan and even New Zealand. It’s phenomenal. He has so many, we are going to donate some to charity. A local brewhouse has even named a drink after him – it’s called “George’s Rail Ale. All profits are donated to cat charities.”