Who owns Larry the Downing Street Cat?

Boris Johnson has announced his resignation after less than three years as Prime Minister, saying he was ‘eccentric’ to change governments at this stage but ‘I regret that I have not been successful in these arguments’.

While Johnson intends to remain in Number 10 until his successor is elected, he will face resistance within his own party and the opposition.

During the wave of more than 50 resignations and political challenges, many chose to distract themselves with the nation’s adorable cat – which has seen many prime ministers come and go through the doors of Number 10.

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But who owns Larry the cat?

In 2016, David Cameron explained that Larry is a public servant and does not belong to a single individual.

Her rags-to-riches story began at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home before being taken to her new residence on February 15, 2011.

Lindsey Quinlan, from the centre, said: “It seems like only yesterday that Larry came to our cattery as a stray in need of a home. I don’t think anyone back then could have imagined how amazing his life would be. be.

“Throughout his time at number 10, Larry has proven himself to not only be a brilliant ambassador for Battersea, but has also demonstrated to millions around the world just how amazing rescue cats are.”

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Larry holds the title of Chief Mouser in the Cabinet Office, with his own official duties listed on the Downing Street website. He is said to spend “his days welcoming guests into the home, inspecting security defenses and testing antique furniture for siesta quality.

“His day-to-day responsibilities also include considering a solution to the mouse occupation of the house. Larry says it’s still ‘in the tactical planning stage’.”

He has also built up quite a fan base, with the nation sending him gifts and goodies daily.

Now that Johnson is finally gone, Larry will stay in the house, ready to welcome his next owner and future Prime Minister.

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