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New California

The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus), is a small, typically furry and carnivorous mammal. Cats are a rare sight in the post-nuclear United States, particularly west of the Rockies. Cats were largely hunted for food during the famines in the early decades of the 23rd centuries, driving them out of the region,[1] though not to extinction. The species managed to survive and thrive, and are uncommonly seen across the wastes (for example, in Broken Hills.[2]), evidenced by the survival of cat-related expressions in common parlance.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

The dearth of most varieties of cat in most regions, such as within the Mojave, has led wastelanders that still remember their existence to believe that cats in their entirety have become completely extinct.[9]

Known cats


All cats in Fallout 4 are templated or copied from a single, base cat: House cat.


Related quests

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Chosen One: "{120}{}{Why the glum flace?}"
    Stacy: "{134}{}{Oh, nothing really. Just sometimes I get thinking about my mom and cat. I miss them so very much.}"
    The Chosen One: "{135}{}{Cat?}"
    Stacy: "{137}{}{Yeah, Cuddles. She was such a sweet cat. I really don't feel like talking about it... Well, unless you'd like to buy me a drink. That might help.}"
    The Chosen One: "{139}{}{Of course I will. I'd love to hear about it.}"
    Stacy: "{146}{}{I hear there used to be ones that were as big as you and me. They used to eat animals as big as a brahmin. Now that's scary stuff.}"
    The Chosen One: "{148}{}{Yeah, it is.}"
    Stacy: "{149}{}{The kind I'm talking about is a small cute animal, bigger than a rat but smaller than a dog. Some are fluffy, like my Cuddles, but others have short hair.}"
    The Chosen One: "{150}{}{Really?}"
    Stacy: "{151}{}{They like to be pet like a dog does, but cats make this wonderful relaxing sound when you pet them.}"
    The Chosen One: "{152}{}{Strange.}"
    Stacy: "{153}{}{Cuddles always used to help me go to sleep at night. I think of her every night when I try to go to sleep.}"
    The Chosen One: "{155}{}{Go on.}"
    Stacy: "{156}{}{I had her when I was a kid, but she disappeared. I didn't know then what happened to her, I was too young.}"
    The Chosen One: "{157}{}{Why?}"
    Stacy: "{158}{}{Well, food was awfully scarce back then and people had to eat. It's quite sad really...}"
    The Chosen One: "{159}{}{What?}"
    Stacy: "{160}{}{People would hunt them because they were such easy prey. None of them are around anymore because of it.}"
    The Chosen One: "{162}{}{I can understand that.}"
    Stacy: "{163}{}{Those were the wild ones, but I'm sure that's what happened to mine. Now I know why Mom always kept a close eye on her.}"
  2. HcMALE.msg
    HcFEMALE.msg: "{261}{}{My cat's breath smells like cat food.}"
  3. The Courier: "I'd like to, but I can't take you with me right now."
    Veronica Santangelo: "Aw, you really know how to make a girl feel like a stray cat. But okay. My offer stands, if we run into each other again."
    (Veronica Santangelo's dialogue)
  4. Sandy
  5. Vegeir: "{102}{}{A tall, stately man. His movements remind you of a cat stalking its prey.}"
  6. Moira Brown: "Well, you're alive... That's the good news. But there was a little side effect. A teeny, tiny, um, mutation. But it seems to be benign, at least. Here, take a few radiation Chems, as my little way of saying, "I'm sorry I twisted your DNA like a kitten with a ball of yarn.""
    (Moira Brown's dialogue)
  7. Shark Club comedian: "{8000}{}{Super mutants?}"
    .....: "{8001}{}{Does this asshole ever stop telling these stupid jokes?}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8002}{}{What's so SUPER about them?}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8003}{}{When was the last time you saw a super mutant...}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8004}{}{Get a cat out of a tree?}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8005}{}{Never! Know why?}"
    HEckler: "{8006}{}{*Yawn*}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8007}{}{Uhhh... because super mutants don't rescue cats...}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8008}{}{They kill mercilessly!}"
    Heckler: "{8009}{}{Wish someone would kill you mershssmbl...}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8010}{}{So who calls them SUPER mutants?}"
    Shark Club comedian: "{8011}{}{Who are these people?}"
    Heckler: "{8012}{}{Probably the same idiots who hired you!}"
  8. Earl Marion: "{145}{}{While the cat's away…}"
  9. The Courier: "I had to wipe out their leadership."
    Robert House: "There's more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes. Or Went, that is - cats being extinct. I don't promote political assassination as a first option, but it has a long and storied history. I'll consider the Boomers neutralized."
    (Robert House dialogue)