Who Will Not Be Leaving 10 Downing Street?
Larry the cat is to keep his job – and home – in Downing Street after it was confirmed he would be spared eviction when David Cameron leaves on Wednesday.
The furry feline has been a familiar face on the steps outside Number 10’s black door since he moved in, in 2011.
And the “chief mouser” will stay when Theresa May replaces Mr Cameron as UK prime minister.
“It’s a civil servant’s cat and does not belong to the Camerons – he will be staying,” a government spokesman said.
The tabby cat, from London’s Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, was brought in to Downing Street in 2011 tasked with tackling a rat problem, after a large black rat was seen scuttling past the No 10’s front door in the background of a live TV broadcast.
Said to have a “strong predatory drive” and enjoy playing with mouse toys, Larry was considered to be well-suited to the post.