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Meet the cat who is top dog at Weymouth Football club
FANS are hoping an adopted black cat will bring Weymouth Football Club good luck this season.
George the stray cat has become an unofficial Terras mascot since he made a home for himself at the club.
Staff have provided George with a kennel at the top of the stands at the Bob Lucas stadium, where the feline football fan sleeps at night.
Matt Avant, owner of the Weymouth FC cafe, said the cat – named after former Terras chairman George Rolls – has become a popular, healthy pet since his arrival.
He said: “I looked out the back of the cafe one day and saw an emaciated stray cat.
“He looked like a bag of bones and looked close to death.
“We gave him something to eat and have looked after him ever since.
“We’ve adopted him and named him George but he doesn’t really answer to it because he’s a bit deaf.”
Staff at the club have tried to track down George’s owner through social media without success.
The mascot moggy is believed to be 11 to 12-years-old and has a distinctive white patch and an injured tail.
Mr Avant said that George has become ‘top dog’ at the club.
“He patrols around the stadium, the speedway track and goes to the police station.
“He seems to disappear when everyone is around and will reappear when everyone is gone.
“A lot of the fans haven’t met George yet because during the matches he will disappear.
“Some of the away supporters have seen him.
“George is a solitary figure but he’s quite friendly and very easy-going.
“You can pick him up but he won’t come and sit on your lap.”
Pampered puss George also enjoys regular brushing sessions from cafe worker Chantelle Cross.
It is hoped that his presence will keep the Terras winning by more than a whisker.
Dill Butcher, the club’s press room co-ordinator, said George seems very comfortable at the club.
“I think he’s found a nice home here.
“We will keep him for as long as he wants to be here.
“He’s a black cat so he should bring us luck.
“But we would like to find his genuine owner if she or he is out there.”
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