Mews: The amazing and brave cats of World War 1


Hi everyone,

We found this very interesting post for you on the caternet! Not enough people know that there were indeed MANY brave kats at the forefront of this! To honour them please find photos and stories of them below.

And just to clarify – we do not agree with some of the things our ancestors put these cats through but there are loads of stories that should not be forgotten by time.

During the war apparently cats were a common sight on ships and in trenches to hunt rats and mice! Beyond this duty they became friends and companions to sailors and soldiers alike

It is estimated that approximately 500,000 cats were dispatched to the trenches, where they killed rats and mice; unfortunately some were also used as gas detectors. On the sea cats had the run of the ship – a tradition dating back thousands of years. As the U.S…

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