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Cat License
  • Cat License item sprite
Stack digit 2.pngStack digit 0.png
Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipUse to let a cat arrive in town
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required

The Cat License is a consumable item that can be purchased from the Zoologist for 5. Using it allows a Town Cat to move into town the next morning. The Zoologist stops selling Cat Licenses as soon as one has been used in the world.

Upon use, the status message "The license teleports away to the cat delivery service..." is displayed.


  • Just like any other NPC, the Town Cat requires valid housing with proper size, background walls, a table, a chair, and a light source. However, it can share a house already occupied by another NPC, although not with another town pet.
  • While it is possible to purchase multiple Cat Licenses, only one Cat License can be used per world. Attempting to use a second one will not result in the arrival of another Town Cat, and the item will not be consumed.