The cats who guard the Hermitage



The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia contains over 3 million pieces of artwork. As you can imagine, security is taken quite seriously and the museum takes great measures to keep its treasures safe. In fact, over 65 cats live in the museum basement and help protect the precious art by catching pesky mice and rats.

According to a CBC news video most of the cats are rescued from the streets and the museum employs three people who work almost full-time feeding and pampering the cats.
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Jun 4, 2012
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Wow, I wouldn't want to be a mouse in that place! This is such a great story. The cats are well loved and they look so beautiful and healthy. Wish it could be like this for all homeless kitty cats. The world should take note!
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