Peter II (cat)

Peter II was a black cat who was employed as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office in 1946 and 1947, during the government of Clement Attlee.[1] Peter II assumed the role on an unofficial basis from his predecessor, Peter.[2] The young kitten served a truncated term as mouser; some six months after his appointment,[3] he was struck by a car in Whitehall, and died.[4]

Peter II
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
In office
December 1946 – 27 June 1947
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byPeter
Succeeded byPeter III
Personal details
ResidenceHome Office

He was succeeded by Peter III, in August 1947.


  1. ^ Day, Christopher (2016). Larry, the Chief Mouser and other official cats. Stroud: The History Press. ISBN 9781841657615. OCLC 983197736.
  2. ^ The National Archives (United Kingdom) (2017-03-29). Bureau-cats: A short history of Whitehall’s official felines.
  3. ^ Fenton, Ben (2005-01-04). "Cats that left a mark in the corridors of power". Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  4. ^ Bell, Bethan (2018-02-03). "Whiskers in the workplace: More cats with careers". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
Preceded by
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
Succeeded by
Peter III