Chief Mouser Cat Employed By UK Foreign Office
The British Foreign Office has hired a cat to wage war on mice inside the iconic building in Whitehall, nearly five years after 10, Downing Street employed a feline to kill rats in the prime minister’s home. Appointed as the Chief Mouser, two-yearold Palmerston will be living at one of the country’s most famous addresses among the UK’s top diplomats and ministers. Foreign Office bosses have been quick to point out that he will be no burden on the taxpayer. “Palmerston’s domestic posting will have zero cost to the public purse as a staff kitty will be used to pay for him and all aspects of his welfare.” The cat with short hair was found wandering the streets of London. He was hungry, underweight and had no microchip, meaning his previous owners could not be traced, the BBC reported.