David Cameron is set to welcome a new resident in to his official residence.
A four-year old tabby cat – rumoured to be called Larry – is to join the Cameron family after being rescued from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
The arrival, set to take place on Tuesday, comes after talks of potential pest control measures required after a rat was spotted outside No10 during a live news reports.
The last cat to occupy No 10 was called Humphey from 1989 to 1997.
The cat was adopted after being found in the building during Margaret Thatcher’s time in office and then remained while John Major served as Prime minister.
The cat was moved out of the residence six months after Tony Blair began office in 1997 after Labour’s win of the 1997 election. It was denied that a dislike for the animal was the reason for the move.
Humphrey the cat later died in March 2006 in the care of a civil servant who looked after the cat after his retirement.