During world War One, millions of soldiers fought in trenches. With so many people, dead bodies, and food, it’s no surprise that trenches were soon overrun by rats.

Thats’ why over 500,000 cats served in World War I. Not only did cats catch and kill rodents, but they also could detect poisonous gases before human soldiers could.

Of course rather than start another war, we should probably just save money and put our cash into buying bigger shelters for cats to live in. That way we can enjoy the company of cats without killing each other in the process.

To learn more about how cats served in World War I, click here.