Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Caturday Report! Meet Some Cats That Served In World War I

(His name was Baron Von Stripe)

"Throughout the "war to end all wars," cats were a common sight in the trenches and aboard ships, where they hunted mice and rats. Beyond their "official" duties, they were also embraced as mascots and pets by the soldiers and sailors with whom they served.

An estimated 500,000 cats were dispatched to the trenches, where they killed rats and mice; some were also used as gas detectors. At sea, cats had the run of the ship — a tradition dating back thousands of years."

 See many more WWI cats over at:  io9

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