Cats were kept on ships by Ancient Egyptians for pest control and it became a seafaring tradition. It is believed Domestic cats spread throughout much of the world with sailing ships during Age of Discovery(15th through 18th centuries).

Ship’s cat Ship’s cat on HMAS Encounter during World War I Captain A. J. Hailey with his cat on the RMS Empress of Canada, 1920s The ship’s cat has been a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships dating to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for many reasons, most importantly …

Cats were kept on ships by Ancient Egyptians for pest control and it became a seafaring tradition. It is believed Domestic cats spread throughout much of the world with sailing ships during Age of Discovery(15th through 18th centuries). Read More »