A loveable cat, who has been bringing smiles to patients at Royal Jubilee Hospital for the past few years, has started a new life on the mainland.
Every day for the past three years, Georgie the Royal Jubilee Cat has ventured across the street to comfort and play with patients in the hospital.
On Georgie’s Facebook page, which has more than 2,000 ‘likes’, a number of people have left comments saying the four-year-old feline was a friendly figure to have around.
One post said Georgie was a “calming figure” when she came to the hospital for a couple of surgeries, while another post said Georgie “put a smile on our faces and warmed an otherwise intimidating place.”
But in recent months hospital administration has received complaints from allergy sufferers or those who do not agree with an unattended feline in a public hospital, forcing her owner to make a tough decision about her cat who loves to roam the streets.
“As much as I believe in the comfort a pet can have, I agree with them. I never wanted Georgie at the hospital, I just wanted my sweet cat,” said her owner Lauren in a goodbye post on social media.
Now, Georgie has found a new home on the mainland, surrounded by trees where she is able to hunt mice and explore.
“Don’t worry or feel sad for her, she’s going to have the time of her life and be a cat again,” reads the post.