"Come on in and show us those snappy snappies." - Peach Wilkins
- “I got me a handsome collection of felines, topside, of all shapes and sizes. Ain't no woman alive could part me from my pussy cats. And here's ol' Andy Ryan tryin' to tell me I can't bring my babies down here?”
- ― Oscar Calraca[src]
Cats are small domesticated mammals. They were a logical animal to have in Rapture. Not just as pets, but for the inevitable task of vermin control. Several are encountered in the BioShock series, but all, except those in Paris, are dead.
Audio diaries made by Oscar Calraca indicate that cats were initailly illegal in Rapture and had to be smuggled in. It seems after the influx of felines, the law was relaxed. The number of cats in Rapture was sufficient enough that there were multiple businesses dedicated to the production of cat food.
- Main article: BioShock
As Jack journeys through the underwater city, he comes across cats who've long since passed since losing their owners. They can be thrown at enemies using Telekinesis for damage. They can be found in every level.
- In the Olympus Heights Sewers, to the right of Tenenbaum's Sanctuary entrance.
- On a counter in the kitchen of Sander Cohen's Mercury Suites apartment.
- Two cats next to each other on the kitchen floor of Anna Culpepper's Mercury Suites apartment.
- On the kitchen floor of the C Beauchamp Mercury Suites apartment.
- In front of a closed off door on the second floor of the Central Atrium.
- Main article: Challenge Rooms
At least one cat can be found in the BioShock downloadable content Challenge Rooms. In The 'I' in Team mission, the bloodied corpse of a cat can be found in front of the Turrets in the Rapture Firing Range. It's easy to miss as the player is focused on dodging the machine gun rounds and heat-seeking rockets being fired on both sides.
- Main article: BioShock 2
- In the storage room of the Plasmid Theater.
- On a mattress inside the wall on the second floor, leading to the "Plasmid Laboratory".
- On the sea floor, leading from the main building to the Secret ADAM Laboratories.
- Main article: Minerva's Den
Several cats can be found in the Minerva's Den downloadable content. These cats are named after famous computer programmers.
- Babbage - In Charles Milton Porter's office.
- Lovelace - In Felix Birnbaum's office.
- Turing - Just before entering the hole in the floor to get to The Thinker.
- Main article: BioShock Infinite
The remains of a dead cat can be found on a couch in the Fraternal Order of the Raven on the first floor to the rear of the lodge. The animal's remains have been skinned with the legs and head have been removed. This is likely a callback to the first BioShock game.
Burial at Sea - Episode 2Edit
- Main article: Burial at Sea - Episode 2
Elizabeth finds several cats alongside other animals when dreaming of frolicking through the streets of Paris in the episode's opening level. This is also the first time in the series cats have been seen alive.