Guy Banned From Having Dog: It's a 'Very Large Cat'

Cambridge head convinces college officials to let pooch stay on campus
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2014 12:50 PM CDT
Guy Banned From Having Dog: It's a 'Very Large Cat'
A basset hound (not this one) technically banned from living at the University of Cambridge as a dog is now allowed to live there as a "very large cat."   (Shutterstock)

What do you do if you work and live at Cambridge University and own an adorable basset hound, but the college has banned dogs living on campus? If you're Roger Mosey, you convince school bigwigs that your dog is actually a "very large cat." Cats are allowed to live in the university's accommodations, but dogs aren't, so Mosey, who became head of the institution's Selwyn College in October, petitioned officials to let him keep his rescue dog YoYo by reclassifying her as feline—a request they good-humoredly honored, reports the BBC. "Students call her 'the college dog,' and I very much want her to become part of life at Selwyn," Mosey says. (Read more Cambridge University stories.)

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