5 Famous Cats of War

by Rebecca on February 1, 2012

in Animal Stories


Cats are often overlooked in the history of  military animals, and for the  most part, all of our famous wartime cats  became so during the 1st and 2nd  World Wars, when cats were still very  much a part of the naval service – both  here in the States and abroad.  These were the days when it was essential to  have a good ratter/mouser  on board to protect the food stores. Like their human  counterparts, some  cats performed above and beyond their daily service. In  other cases,  the cats were not official members of the service, but they showed  courage under fire, or assisted in the survival of troops on the ground.  Here  are five cats that stand out for their exceptional wartime  actions.

5 Famous Cats of War

Pictured here, a ship’s cat on the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS  Encounter, 1914-1918

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-famous-cats-of-war.html#ixzz1krhCOuMF

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