In the First World War, many veterinarians were needed due to the large number of horses employed by the armies of the participants. One of those vets was an English army officer from Ireland that had a big black tomcat named Dublin. They arrived in France early in the conflict in 1914 (how the vet was able to get Dublin aboard the transport ship is not known). Soon after arriving at the front Dublin soon became wise in the art of war. It was said that what he did not know about trench warfare was not worth knowing about. He could tell which way an artillery shell was coming, and if he did not move, a nearby soldier knew there was no need to worry. If the cat sought shelter, the shell was likely to burst close. Dublin served all through the conflict helping to keep his vet owner safe, and after the war returned to his native Ireland. Next: German War Dogs.

A WWI cat, but not Dublin