Israel Railways puts famous feline Mitzi up for adoption - watch

“It’s very hard for the station’s staff to part with the beloved cat,” station manager Eliyahu Yifrach told Mako.

February 27, 2019 04:16
Calico cat Mitzi

Calico cat Mitzi. (photo credit: ISRAEL RAILWAYS)


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Calico cat Mitzi, who became famous earlier this month when she was filmed by Israeli advertising executive Dan Kashani greeting passengers at the Petah Tikva train station as they passed through the turnstile, is now looking for a new home.
The cat has been living in the Petah Tikva station, but according to the Hebrew internet site Mako, the station is set to undergo a major renovation. Railway execs are worried construction could disturb the famous feline’s habitat. As such, Mitzi will soon be out of a home.

Israel Railways has launched a nationwide campaign to find her a family.

“It’s very hard for the station’s staff to part with the beloved cat,” station manager Eliyahu Yifrach told Mako. 

The 2-minute video of Mitzi was posted on Facebook in mid-February with the tongue-in-cheek subtitle, “This is a cat and therefore I expect this video to go viral.” The video did go viral. As of February 27, it has 6.5 million views and nearly 50,000 shares.
Those interested in adopting Mitsi should send an email to

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