This Russian Town Just Elected Its First ‘Cat Chief,’ And Yes, It’s As Great As It Sounds
Now, I know what you’re thinking: what kind of glorious, imaginary position is “cat chief?” Believe it or not, this role is far from faux, and this small, Russian town just appointed their first cat chief into action. But who is the hero who gets to reign over the town’s stray felines?
Russia’s Epic Cat Lovers
If you think you’re a hardcore cat lover, you should take a look at the citizens of Russia! Believe it or not, Russia is the source of the world’s most dedicated cat lovers. According to Dalia research company, at least 59 percent of Russians own a cat, making them the highest ranked cat owner in the world. But just how much do Russians value their felines?
Praising Their Feline Friends
It seems that the safety and happiness of their cats are valued nearly as much as their citizens. Back in the 1700s, cats roamed Russia’s royal palaces to catch mice and were pampered to the extreme as a reward. And while their royal status may be somewhat diminished, they are still taken quite seriously – including the stray members of their society.
A Uniquely Cat-Centric Position
In a small town called Zelenogradsk, Russia, cats are praised to the extreme. They even built a massive cat statue and museum to honor them! And recently, a new job position was posted: Cat chief. The description? To care for the town’s 70+ stray cats. Believe it or not, nearly 80 people pitched their applications in for this zany, feline-loving position. In the end, one lucky woman nabbed the role, taking on some wonderful responsibilities with it.
Scoring The Dreamy Job
Svetlana Logunova ultimately claimed the title of “cat chief.” To support her in her cat-centric new job, she was granted a brand new bicycle and a gorgeous uniform. The fantastic get-up consists of a fancy hat, a glowing green jacket, and a fancy bow tie. But, although she certainly looks like she’s got it all under control, caring for the cats isn’t all up to Logunova to figure out.
The Community’s Cat-Caring Efforts
The city has a budget for caring for the stray felines in their sweet community. Logunova will be given $85 a month to make sure the cats are well-fed, though is also expected to give the kits rides in her bicycle’s basket, pet them, and ensure they feel loved. However, anyone is welcome to stroke and play with the cats they run across. With Russia’s cat-loving population, it’s certain these homeless kittens will get plenty of love from the citizens!
More in Cute
This Dog-Loving T.V. Host Gave A Homeless Pup The Perfect Pet Store Trip
Any dog-parent knows that our four-legged friends can find joy almost anywhere. However, one location is truly a puppy paradise: the...February 19, 2019
Love To Snuggle Up With Your Pet In Bed? Top 5 Reasons Science Says It’s Good For You
The unconditional love of a dog or cat provides tremendous benefits for pet owners. After years of debating whether it’s healthy...February 18, 2019
‘Grateful Penguin’ Drops In To Visit His Rescuer Every Year
Often the relationship between animals and humans is strained because of environmental pollution, overfishing, and violence. An elderly Brazilian man has...February 17, 2019
If You Never Call Your Pets By Their Names, You’re Not Alone
Recently, Twitter exposed a secret that every pet owner has probably been guilty of at least once: calling a pet by...February 16, 2019
People Share The Random Acts Of Kindness Strangers Did For Them, And It’ll Melt Your Winter Heart
It’s true. Everyone has the power to improve another person’s day with a simple act of kindness. The five people below...February 16, 2019
Florida Mom’s Amateur Painting Incites A Sidesplitting Sensation On Social Media
After a mother took a painting class with a friend, she wasn’t confident anyone would see any artistic merit in her...February 14, 2019
10-Year-Old Explores ‘Deflategate’ To Win Honorable Mention At Science Fair
Look, we’ve been to our fair share of science fairs. We’ve seen a couple volcano experiments and we’re pretty sure plants...February 14, 2019
California Artist Creates Murals From Ash To Encourage Victims Of Paradise Wildfires
An artist in California is determined to spread love and beauty in the midst of unimaginable tragedy. After the Paradise wildfires,...February 11, 2019
Man Searching For Dentures Finds Pet Dog Put Them In The Most Hysterical Place
Most people place their dentures in a glass of water or tuck them into a case before taking a nap. One...February 9, 2019