Poor old Larry!
Larry the Downing Street Cat 'disliked by the Cameron family'Downing Street moved to dismiss suggestions in Matthew d'Ancona's In It Together that the cat was unloved. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Number 10 has denied claims that Larry the Downing Street cat is disliked by the Cameron family.
Following allegations in a new book that the rescue pet was little more than a public relations prop, a "savelarry" hashtag quickly took off on Twitter.
Downing Street moved to dismiss suggestions in Matthew d'Ancona's In It Together that the cat was unloved.
Totally untrue. He is very popular with everyone in the building and we all get on purr-fectly well.– Number 10 spokesmanLarry was re-homed at Number 10 on February 15 2011 by animal charity Battersea Dogs And Cats Home.
But the cat's initially lackadaisical approach to his mousing duties led to speculation that his days at No 10 could be numbered.
In August last year Downing Street confirmed the six-year-old feline had finally recorded a kill.