With public library budgets around the world being dangerously low, one Russian library has had to resort to feline labor with a cat being appointed as the assistant librarian of a public library. At least, that’s how things have shaped up at the Novorossiysk children’s library in Russia, no matter how weird it might sound. Kuzya the cat has earned himself the coveted post of Assistant Librarian under special orders from the director of the library. As for his perks, its 30 packs of cat food every month that he is entitled to, as well as a bow tie around the neck for a uniform. He has also been provided with a cat passport after having been embedded with an ID chip. The cat has also been vaccinated against rabies to ensure it is safe to be in a public place frequented by children.
It all started when the cat landed at the library where he managed to impress the staff with his fluffy and cute looks. Soon Kuzya turned out to be the star attraction of the library, drawing in visitors who eventually ended up spending some time with books. This no doubt is a strange way to draw people to books, though the staff quickly took hold of the idea once they saw its working. As it stands right now, the cat is enjoying his status of assistant librarian while the librarians are happy to have him around, leading to a higher footfall in the library.