Acoustic Kitty "was a CIA project launched by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology,
which in the 1960s intended to use cats to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies.
In an hour-long procedure a veterinary surgeon implanted a microphone in the cat's ear canal,
a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire into its fur. This would allow the cat to innocuously record
and transmit sound from its surroundings. Due to problems with distraction, the cat's sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation.
Victor Marchetti, a former CIA officer, said Project Acoustic Kitty cost about $20 million....
The project was cancelled in 1967."
Acoustic kitty (John Mann)
"A funny song about a project launched by the CIA to spy on the Soviet Union after WW2.
The CIA spent 5 years and $4,000,000 on a cat with a microphone embedded in it and a removed sense of hunger
only to be run over by a taxi cab and scooped up into a jar the first day on its job. The song was made by John Mann."
Acoustic Kitty- a book by Bob Rybarczyk
"When an isolated but brilliant CIA engineer is asked to help turn cats into surveillance devices, he soon learns
that his new co-workers are even more bizarre than his new assignment. Which, naturally, is why he begins spying on them."